May 21-23, 1982: Our third week sees us covering a film that was very tough to find; the Tom Skerritt Death Wish inspired Fighting Back. Steven Martin and Carl Reiner experiment a bit with the goofy and charming Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. And, one of the most beloved films from the summer, action classic The Road Warrior gets our showering praise.
We’ll also be discussing the box office report, notable news stories, the top 10 Nielsen rated tv programs for the week and the top 10 of Casey Kasem’s weekly top 40 from the week these films were released.
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RUNTIME: 70 minutes
The Summer of ’82 at 40 is a weekly retrospective journey through American pop culture during May, June, July and August of 1982. Brandon Peters and Forbes’ Scott Mendelson take a weekend by weekend look at the films released during the summer as well as the news stories, television and music that rounded out the public’s lives as they lined the pockets of the box office to see these movies.