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.
May 7-9, 1982: Our opening week sees 3 films of the “rip off, don’t remake” variety that not many probably remember. The Stockard Channing/David Carradine/Christopher Lee Cannonball Run-inspired Safari 3000. Roger Corman’s “not quite Alien” riff that is Forbidden World. And rounding out is Phoebe Cates’ cinematic debut, her own Blue Lagoon, Paradise.
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: 59 minutes