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Saturday 5 October 1985

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nicola Roberts . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Money For Nothing by Dire Straits. In UK Dancing In The Street by David Bowie & Mick Jagger was in the top 5 hits. Silver Bullet, directed by Daniel Attias, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985 while The Cider House Rules by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Clementine's Enchanted Journey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ace or Cross Country USA.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Silver Bullet

Directed by: Daniel Attias

Starring: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim

Country: United States

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Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya

Country: United States

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Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

Country: United States

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After Hours

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom

Country: United States

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Teen Wolf

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Clementine's Enchanted Journey

Starring: Anick Faris

Country: France

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The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour

Starring: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Country: United States

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Vid Kids

Country: Canada

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The Brothers MacGregor

Written by: Julian Roach, John Stevenson

Starring: Malcolm Hebden, Paul Barber, Jean Heywood, Philip Whitchurch

Beyond 2000

Starring: Simon Reeve, Tracey Curro, Bryan Smith

Country: Australia

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Cider House Rules

By: John Irving

First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr.

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The Accidental Tourist

By: Anne Tyler


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The Secrets Of Harry Bright

By: Joseph Wambaugh

All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce.

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The Human Animal

By: Phil Donahue

The Human Animal

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Platform: Commodore 16, Plus 4, VIC-20, 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, PCW, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: UK Cascade Games; NA UBX

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Poly Play

Poly Play

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Various

Publisher: VEB Polytechnik

Cross Country USA

Platform: PC, Mac

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Didatech

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Nine Princes in Amber

Nine Princes in Amber

Platform: C64, DOS, Atari ST, Apple II, MSX2

Genre: Text Adventure with graphics

Publisher: Telarium Corporation

Ring King

Platform: Arcade Nintendo Entertainment System MSX2 Mobile phone

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Woodplace, Inc. Data East Namco

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