Apparently a favorite song of director Michael Mann, “Heartbeat” by the short-lived band Red 7 was not only in an episode of Miami Vice but also as the end credits song for the first cinematic adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, Manhunter, in 1986.
After their debut in Return of the Jedi, the teddy bear warriors known as the Ewoks got not only two live-action TV movies but also an animated series that aired alongside Star Wars: Droids on Saturday Mornings on ABC starting in 1985.
When two benevolent aliens arrive and gift humanity with the invention known as the hyperdrive, mankind spreads to planets across the universe and the Galaxy Rangers are established to maintain law and order in these new colonies beyond Earth.
With music by the legendary Bond composer John Barry, Ann Wilson of Heart contributed the opening credits song “The Best Man in the World” to 1986’s The Golden Child, starring Eddie Murphy.
As Disney+ launches this week, we can revisit classics like 1986’s The Great Mouse Detective, which features possibly the single most horny song in Disney history, the burlesque number “Let Me Be Good to You” by Melissa Manchester.
To celebrate the “Summer of Keanu”, Zach and Chris watched Keanu’s first-ever starring role in the 1986 TV movie, The Brotherhood of Justice, which also co-stars Billy Zane and Kiefer Sutherland, where Keanu leads his high school friends in a vigilante gang to combat the drugs and other crime affecting their school.