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Did Their Love Last?

Before Sunrise (1995) saw Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) going their separate ways with plans to meet again in six months, but did they? Nine years later we found out what happened in Before Sunset (2004) but what would happen if the couples from 80’s movie had a sequel ten or more years later, would they still be together?

Blade Runner (1982): Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) falls in love with Rachael (Sean Young), one problem, she is a replicant, a biologically engineered humanoid with a predetermined lifespan, but how long is that lifespan, to add to this Deckard himself may be a replicant, how long will their lives last, how long will their love last, can they love?

Commando (1985): There is nothing like kidnapping for the basis of a lasting relationship, that what first brings John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Cindy (Rae Dawn Chong) together. The movie ends with them flying off into the sunset but what happened next?

Fandango (1985): At the end of Fandango Kenneth Waggener (Sam Robards) marries Debbie aka “The Girl” (Suzy Amis) his best friend’s ex. That has to be a bad start!

The Breakfast Club (1985): They say opposites attract but John Bender (Judd Nelson) and Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald) really were a mismatched couple, but would they last?

Back to the Future (1985): Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Jennifer Parker (Claudia Wells & Elisabeth Shue in the sequels) have seen their future but will that help or hinder their relationship?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986): Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has all the angles covered including the perfect girlfriend Sloane Peterson ( Mia Sara) but have they peaked too soon?

Top Gun (1986): The end of Top Gun saw Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) back at Top Gun where Charlie (Kelly McGillis) tracked him down to a bar containing a Righteous Brothers friendly jukebox. Did it last or did the homoerotic undercurrent break through and Maverick give in to his true feelings for Iceman (Val Kilmer)

The Lost Boys (1987): Michael (Jason Patric) chases Star (Jami Gertz) only to discover she is a vampire but it all works out in the end when he saves her from the vampires and restores her humanity, will her gratitude help or hinder their future relationship?

Near Dark (1987): A little like in Michael & Star in The Lost Boys Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) is so taken with vampire Mae (Jenny Wright) he risks everything to save her life and restore her humanity. What happened next?

Say Anything (1989): Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) got his dream girl Diane Court (Ione Skye), the last time we saw them they were flying off to England but where did they go from there?

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