The Movie Timeline - it's like a timeline, but of movies


Movie history events from 1985

David stops getting detention in sixth grade after his mother and his brother die. His father gets him interested in politics. (Brooklyn, New York) (The Adjustment Bureau)

Mr. Lewin goes to a temple to pray for his dying wife. He meets Francy there. Mrs. Lewin dies soon after. (Adventureland)

Thomas and Martha Wayne are shot to death during a robbery, in front of their son Bruce. (Batman Begins)

Mitch Planko starts shaving his pubic region in sixth grade. (The Change-Up)

An extremely overweight Helen Sharp is evicted from her apartment and forcibly removed by police - whilst constantly rewinding a video showing nemesis Madeline Ashton dying. (Death Becomes Her)

The angel Loki bets the angel Bartleby that the rap film Krush Grove will out-perform E.T. at the box office. (Dogma)

A gothic girl curses Chuck Logan, stating that anyone he becomes romantic with will not find love with him, but with the next man she meets. (Good Luck Chuck)

Don Ready has sex with a beauty queen. Blake's parents conceive him and the father runs off. (Temecula, California) (The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

The Goonies find the treasure of One-Eyed Willy and defeat the Fratellis. (Astoria, Oregon) (The Goonies)

Benjamin Chudnofsky starts doing business with a Korean criminal named Kim. (Los Angeles, California) (The Green Hornet)

The Gathering occurs. (Highlander)

Jackie Brown is arrested for smuggling drugs for her husband; she gets off with a slap on the wrist, but her career is ruined. (Jackie Brown)

O-Ren Ishii kills mob boss Matsumoto, for murdering her parents. (Kill Bill: Volume 1)

Machete Cortez serves time for being involved in human trafficking. (United States) (Machete Kills)

Jack Harris learns how to negotiate. (Chicago, Illinois) (Middle Men)

Kathy H, Tommy D and Ruth move into The Cottages. Kathy becomes a carer. (Never Let Me Go)

A zombie outbreak takes place. (Louisville, Kentucky) (Night of the Living Dead 3D)

Peggy Sue goes to the Buchanan Class of 1960 Reunion. (Peggy Sue Got Married)

John Rocca dies. (Bodega Bay, California) (Puppet Master II)

Akasha, the evil Mother of all Vampires, is accidentally awaken by the vampire Lestat. (The Queen of the Damned)

Pacific Tech University students Chris Knight and Mitch Taylor make a breakthrough in laser technology. (California) (Real Genius)

A woman trusts a man who then runs off with her sister and her van. (Road Trip)

Jennifer Seki is born. (RoboCop)

The band Vesuvius performs at the High Five Club. (The Rocker)

Millie marries Hoppy Dupree. (New Orleans, Louisianna) (Runaway Jury)

An anchorman starts working for CGS. (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World)

Joan Berkman stops dating Otto's father. (New York City) (The Squid and the Whale)

7 members of Georgetown University graduate and begin their lives as adults. (Georgetown, Washington D.C) (St. Elmo's Fire)

Garfield H.S. had 77 students pass the A.P. Calculus Exam. (East Los Angeles, CA) (Stand and Deliver)

High school basketball player Scott Howard is shocked to discover he is a werewolf, then goes on to discover the importance of being himself and win the big game. (Beacontown, Nebraska) (Teen Wolf)

Ted arrives to take Mary to the prom, but has a lavatory-based accident and is hospitalised. (Rhode Island) (There's Something About Mary)

Future freedom fighter Evey born. (V for Vendetta)

The Wedding Singer. (The Wedding Singer)

Henry Winkler becomes a director. (The Wedding Singer)

Chaos ensues when two high school dweebs, Gary and Wyatt, create Lisa, the perfect woman, on Gary's home computer. (Shermer, Ill.) (Weird Science)

Randy 'The Ram' Robinson wrestles The Ayatollah. (The Wrestler)

Thursday 3rd January: Richard Chance arrests Carl Cody, one of Masters' associates, at an airport. (Los Angeles, California) (To Live and Die in LA)

Saturday 5th January: Blacklisted writer Albert Jerska commits suicide. (East Germany) (The Lives of Others)

Tuesday 8th January: Mary Mattock is evaluated. (Kings Park Psychiatric Center, Kings Park, NY) (Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet)

Friday 11th January: Richard Chance and his new partner John Vukovich stake out the home of one of Masters' associates, Max Waxman. Max is killed by Masters. (Los Angeles, California) (To Live and Die in LA)

Saturday 19th January: After getting out of jail, Carl Cody punches Richard Chance in the eye. Chance and Vukovich go to the gym with Masters and pretend that they are interested in working with him. (Los Angeles, California) (To Live and Die in LA)

Thursday 24th January: Chance and Vukovich unknowingly rob $50,000 from undercover FBI agent Raymond Fong, who is accidentally shot to death by someone who sees the robbery. (Los Angeles, California) (To Live and Die in LA)

Tuesday 29th January: Richard Chance finds Carl Cody in the home of his informant Ruth Lanier. (Los Angeles, California) (To Live and Die in LA)

Wednesday 30th January: Chance and Vukovich meet with Masters. One of Rick's men shoots Richard Chance in the head, killing him. Vukovich finds Rick Masters in a burning building, shoots him, and causes Masters to burn himself. (Los Angeles, California) (To Live and Die in LA)

Thursday 31st January: Billy Idol is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. (The Wedding Singer)

February: All women die of Rouge's malady. (Crimes of the Future)

February: Future saviour John Connor born. (The Terminator)

Thursday 21st February: In the deleted alternative ending, Director USS sends a message to Los Angeles Field Office saying that special agents Richard Chance and John Vukovich are subjected to the Anchorage Residency Agency. (Anchorage, Alaska) (To Live and Die in LA)

Thursday 28th February: John Connor born. (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)

Sunday 10th March: Christa-Maria Sieland is arrested and interrogated by the Stasi. (East Germany) (The Lives of Others)

Monday 11th March: Mission Lazlo ends, as new informant Christa-Maria Sieland runs in front a car and the Stasi cannot find an incriminating typewriter at the house of Georg Dreyman. (East Germany) (The Lives of Others)

April: Robbie Hart sings at Harold Veltri's wedding at the Richfield Banquet Hall. Harold's brother David is the best man. Julia starts working as a waitress at the Banquet Hall where her cousin Holly works at. Linda doesn't marry Robbie. (Richfield, New Jersey) (The Wedding Singer)

Thursday 4th April: Benjamin Button writes his last Will. (New Orleans) (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Sunday 28th April: The cannibals attack more people. (Nevada) (The Hills Have Eyes Part II)

Tuesday 30th April: After an expose written by Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher (aka: Jane Doe) for the L.A. Times, Police Chief Jerry Karlin and a number of his officers are indicted for drug trafficking. The late Alan Stanwyk, exec. v.p. of Boyd aviation, is also implicated. (Los Angeles, Ca) (Fletch)

May: Rambo rescues POWs from Vietnam. (Vietnam) (Rambo: First Blood Part II)

May: James Bond defeats Max Zorin. (A View to a Kill)

May: A small Wall Street broker called Bud Fox is taken under the wing of the ruthless and greedy broker Gordon Gekko. (Wall Street)

May: Glenn and Julia have their engagement party. (The Wedding Singer)

Friday 3rd May: Zorin International Bank cheque made out to Stacey Sutton. (A View to a Kill)

Wednesday 15th May: Lord Richard Croft, father of Lara Croft, goes "missing in the field". (Tomb Raider)

Sunday 26th May: Jenna Rink is born. (13 Going On 30)

June: John Kreese and Terry Silver scheme to take revenge on Daniel Larusso and Mr. Miyagi. (Reseda, Los Angeles, CA) (The Karate Kid III)

June: Daniel and Ali go to the prom. Ali breaks up with him afterwards. (Reseda, Los Angeles, CA) (The Karate Kid Part II)

June: Mrs. Larusso has to work in Fresno. (Fresno, CA) (The Karate Kid Part II)

Sunday 2nd June: Leonard Lake is arrested. (San Francisco, California) (Ng)

Saturday 22nd June: By this time, Ethan Shaw has learned to walk. (USA) (Eagle Eye)

Saturday 13th July: Queen reunite for a barnstorming set at Live Aid. Freddie Mercury swings by an old partner's house and his parents' house for tea before the show, and finally makes up with his Dad. (Wembley Stadium, London) (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Saturday 20th July: Chris Cole and Emily Poule end up with different people at a party. (Rock Star)

Saturday 20th July: Glenn Gulia cheats on Julia Sullivan. (Richfield, New Jersey) (The Wedding Singer)

Sunday 21st July: Emily cannot go on the Steel Dragon tour bus and sits with groupies. (Rock Star)

Friday 26th July: Thomas Marcano killed by being shot at close range 5 times; his body lays undiscovered for more than a week. (New York City) (Sleepers)

Monday 29th July: Robbie times Sammy when he practices driving a limo for Julia and Glenn's wedding. (Richfield, New Jersey) (The Wedding Singer)

Tuesday 30th July: Glenn and Julia go on a double-date with Robbie and Holly. Holly finds out that Robbie likes Julia. (Richfield, New Jersey) (The Wedding Singer)

Wednesday 31st July: Holly finds out that Julia likes Robbie. (Richfield, New Jersey) (The Wedding Singer)

Friday 2nd August: Glenn has a bachelor party. (Richfield, Ohio) (The Wedding Singer)

Saturday 3rd August: Glenn hits Robbie. Robbie goes home drunk and sees his ex-girlfriend Linda. (Richfield, New Jersey) (The Wedding Singer)

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)


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