Action movies of the '80s ushered in a new era of extreme violence, maximized explosions, and iconic characters. We love movies like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon for all these reasons, but it's easy to take them for granted. If you look a little closer-- as many fans online have done-- you'll find a ton of small details that make these action-packed flicks even better. In The Terminator, for example, after a lieutenant tells Sarah Conner that she'll be safe because there are thirty police officers on hand, the T-800 shoots exactly thirty officers in his robotic pursuit. Some of these details have great continuity. At the beginning of Aliens, the harpoon gun Ripley used to kill the alien in the original movie can be seen on the floor of the ship, right where she left it. There are even details that might leave the viewer feeling a little phantom pain themselves. Have you ever noticed in The Empire Strikes Back that Boba Fett has a blaster wound on the crotch plate of his armor? Ouch!
Check out this list of small details fans noticed in 1980's action movies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!
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John Holds The Slide Release To Deceive Hans In 'Die Hard'
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Hans And His Men Use Central European Weapons In 'Die Hard'
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Ripley's Harpoon Gun From 'Alien' Is Still Present At The Beginning Of 'Aliens'
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The T-800 Walks With A Limp Due To An Achilles Tear In 'The Terminator'
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Vader Doesn't Know Luke's Trainer During The Duel On Cloud City In 'The Empire Strikes Back'
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The T-800 Shoots Exactly 30 Cops In 'The Terminator'Photo: Tri-Star Pictures