Somewhere in the middle of the 20th century’s most eclectic decade one year helped define the world through its movies, music, TV, and sports.
If asked many would say that year was 1984 or 1989 – and while they might not be wrong The Latch Key Kids will make the case in our 3rd season that the year in question is in fact 1987.
A year that would see over 220 movies released, over 100 TV shows premiere, a year that would see one of the highest year over year increases in worldwide box office, and more classics that we could ever do justice too – not to mention the release of Bad / Appetite For Destruction / Strangeways Here We Come / Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me / Bum Rush The Show and Momentary Lapse of Reason – The Joshua Tree.
From the start of the year with Woody Allen’s ‘Radio Days’ and winter Brat Pack-esque classics like ‘Mannequin’ / ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’ and ‘Less Than Zero’– horror sequels like “Nightmare on Elm Street 3’ ‘Creepshow 2’ – sequel starters ‘Lethal Weapon’ and of course one of the biggest sequels of all time the #1 movie of 1987 ‘Beverly Hills Cop II”.
It would have cool customers Jack Nicholson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, hell even Prince. Spielberg, Stone, Levinson and of course DePalma at his Chicago best with perhaps the greatest ’87 had to offer in ‘The Untouchables’
So where do we begin? It’s almost inconceivable but we will try because that’s The Latch Key Way…but one thing is clear we would never put Baby in a corner!
I guess it’s best to start at the very beginning…
So, let’s kick off Season 3 there….Because it’s time to sit back and relax Mom & Dad won’t be back for at least an hour and Welcome To The Latch Key Kids Present “My Favorite Year Part I: Dead of Winter”