Rick Springfield starred in and performed almost all the songs from 1984’s Hard to Hold, where he played rock star James “Jamie” Roberts. “Love Somebody” was the first single off the soundtrack album and was a big hit, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
A major hit for Queen in 1984, Radio Ga Ga became a staple of the band’s live performances and its music video heavily features the silent film classic Metropolis by German director Fritz Lang as the band flies above the future city of the film in a flying car and then performs for the working-class citizens.
While its theme song is still one of Phil Collins’ best known and loved singles, the movie it came from, 1984’s Against All Odds, is much more of an 80s deep cut starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, and James Woods.
For the latest Everything Action Commentary, Zach and Chris are joined by special guest Austin Trunick, the author of The Cannon Film Guide Vol. 1, to watch a quintessential movie from the Cannon Films catalog, Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo.
With Terminator: Dark Fate out this week on DVD and Blu-Ray, it seems like the perfect time to rewatch the original 1984 classic, which is free to watch currently on Youtube, and right here with the latest Everything Action Theater.