The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1985

Sunday 4th August: Julia goes to Robbie's house and Linda answers the door. Robbie doesn't want to be with Linda. Rosie and her husband have their 50th wedding anniversary. Holly tells Robbie that Julia and Glenn are going to Las Vegas to get married. Robbie uses Sammy's credit card to pay for a plane ticket. (Richfield, New Jersey - The Wedding Singer)

Sunday 4th August: Robbie tells Billy Idol and other first-class passengers what he's doing. Robbie finds out that Julia is on the same plane and sings a song to her. Glenn is pushed into the bathroom. (On a flight from Richfield to Las Vegas - The Wedding Singer)

Sunday 4th August: The airplane lands. (Las Vegas - The Wedding Singer)

Monday 5th August: Julia doesn't marry Glenn as planned. (Richfield, New Jersey - The Wedding Singer)

September: Diane Court starts attending high school. (Seattle, Washington - Say Anything...)

September: Brian Jackson leaves his Southend home for Bristol University, and joins the University Challenge team. (Bristol - Starter for Ten)

September: David Bowie comes to town. (Richfield, New Jersey - The Wedding Singer)

Wednesday 4th September: Newspaper put out on of the stabbing and consequent of attorney Chris Chambers when he tried to break up a fight between two strangers. We can assume the stabbing probably occured the day before, or at least very recently. (Stand By Me)

Tuesday 10th September: Something begins at the Santa Carla Country Club. (Santa Carla, California - The Lost Boys)

Thursday 12th September: George "Digger" Harkness, later known as Boomerang, is born. (Korumburra, Australia - Suicide Squad)

Sunday 15th September: Something ends at the Santa Carla Country Club. (Santa Carla, California - The Lost Boys)

Saturday 12th October: Edward Blake (aka The Comedian) is killed (New York City - Watchmen)

Sunday 13th October: Rorshach writes in his journal as he sneaks onto a military base to meet with Dr. Manhattan. (New York, New York - Watchmen)

Monday 21st October: Dan White commits suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. (San Francisco, California - Milk)

Monday 21st October: Rorschach writes in his journal that he sees Drieberg and Jupiter leaving a diner on 43rd and 7th. (New York, New York - Watchmen)

Saturday 26th October: Einstein the dog travels a minute into the future, and Marty is chased by Libyans back into 1955. (Back to the Future)

Saturday 26th October: Helen drinks the potion to make her forever young. (Death Becomes Her)

Sunday 27th October: 11am (Back to the Future)

Friday 1st November: Rorshach writes in his journal for the last time. (New York, New York - Watchmen)

December: Jerry Shaw starts walking. (USA - Eagle Eye)

Monday 16th December: John Gotti orchestrates the assassination of Paul Castellano. (The Green Hornet)

Friday 20th December: Secret Service agent Richard Chance thwarts an assassination attempt on President Reagan by an Islamic Radical. (Los Angeles, California - To Live and Die in LA)

Tuesday 24th December: Future freedom fighter Evey born. (V for Vendetta)

Wednesday 25th December: Brian Jackson has Christmas lunch with his mother Julie and her new boyfriend, ice cream seller Des. (Southend, Essex - Starter for Ten)

Wednesday 25th December: John Bennett receives a teddy bear and wishes for him to be alive. (Boston, Massachusetts - Ted)

Thursday 26th December: Ted startles John's parents when they see that he is alive. (Boston, Massachusetts - Ted)

Tuesday 31st December: Brian Jackson has a quiet New Year with Rebecca Epstein, before he kisses her and calls her 'Alice', and she stomps out. (Bristol - Starter for Ten)

1986

Jane, Tess, and their father attend Jane's first wedding, where she falls in love with the idea of taking care of people and being a bridesmaid. (27 Dresses)

Jane Nichols is a bridesmaid for the first time. She saves the day by offering her bow to mend the bride's dress. (27 Dresses)

Studio 54 closes its doors. (New York - 54)

Mr. Lewin marries Francy. (Adventureland)

Spanish Armada doesn't happen. (Billy Madison)

Leigh's half-sister Claire Crosby is born. (Black Christmas)

Randal Graves catches Dante Hicks losing his virginity to Caitlin Bree on videotape. (Clerks)

The Creep gives a boy named Billy a comic book containing three horror stories. (Creepshow 2)

Alien weapons are tested. (Johannesburg, South Africa - District 9)

White Goodman, weighing in excess of 600lbs, founds Globogym. (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)

Kyle Connellan is born. (Florida - Dolphin Tale)

High school senior Ferris Bueller, with best friend Cameron Frye and girlfriend Sloane Peterson, decides to skip school for the day. (Chicago - Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

David Scott Freeman appears, having skipped the past 8 years of his life. (Flight of the Navigator)

Ronald Reagan lives. (A Good Day to Die Hard)

Blake, future car salesman, is born. (Temecula, California - The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

Martin Blank and Debi Newberry graduate high school at Grosse Pointe. (Grosse Pointe - Grosse Pointe Blank)

Connor MacLeod kills the Kurgan, winning the prize. (New York - Highlander)

The last murder to be recorded until twenty years later happens around this time. (Sandford, Gloucestershire - Hot Fuzz)

Nick Webber "writes" Lets Get This Party Started (Hot Tub Time Machine 2)

Oren and The Crazy 88 win control of vice in Tokyo. (Japan - Kill Bill: Volume 1)

Doc "Skitchy" Rivers loses his parole date when he punches Warden Hazen. (Allenville Penitentiary, Texas - The Longest Yard)

Michael Emerson and his younger brother, Sam Emerson move with their just-divorced mother, Lucy, in with her father. (Santa Carla, California - The Lost Boys)

During spring, an earthquake happens in Italy. (Italy - Manhunter)

Johnathon Switcher assembles a mannequin, it comes to life as Emmy Hesire when they are alone. (New York - Mannequin)

The events of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge take place. (A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge)

Marjane loses her virginity to Fernando, who realizes that he is a homosexual. (Vienna, Austria - Persepolis)

After revealing his origins on a radio show, Norman Bates tries to kill his pregnant wife Connie. Instead, he decides to burn down Bates Motel and free himself from his demons. (Kern County, California - Psycho IV: The Beginning)

Sodium amytal does not make Hannibal Lecter reveal wear he buried a Princeton student. Instead, he gives a recipe for dip. (Baltimore, MD - Red Dragon)

The Marijuana Drought (Los Angeles - Reservoir Dogs)

John Biggs is born. (Detroit, Michigan - RoboCop)

Drummer Robert "Fish" Fishman is kicked out of Vesuvius after a gig at the Agora. (Cleveland, Ohio - The Rocker)

James Court is investigated for this 1982 to this tax year. (Seattle, Washington - Say Anything...)

Robot Number Johnny Five gains human qualities after a lightning strike. (Short Circuit)

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