Starring Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans.
Directed by Julien Temple.
The Sign makes a cameo appearance during the opening credits.
(Contributed by Randall Branam)
Slam Dance (1987)
Written by Don Keith Opper.
Directed by Wayne Wang.
Slam Dance included Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Virginia Madsen, and the always superb Harry Dean Stanton. There were at least a couple of defacto contemporaneous punkers in the film — Adam Ant, and L.A. staple John Doe of “X.” This movie features a great scene near the end where a car gets blown up behind the Hollywood Sign.
(Contributed by Rocky Rockmaker)
Starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks.
Directed by Tom Mankiewicz.
The characters drive up a (fictional) road that ends in front of the Hollywood Sign.
(Contributed by Marcel Pazzin)
Ruthless People (1986)
Starring Danny DeVito, Bette Midler.
Directed by Jim Abrams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker.
Okay, it doesn’t really count as screen time, but the murder of Barbara Stone (Midler) was supposed to have taken place “not far from Hollywood Sign.”
Weekend Pass (1984)
Starring D.W. Brown, Peter Ellenstein, Patrick Houser and Chip McAllister..
Directed by Lawrence Bassoff.
A comedy about four sailors who set sail for a wild weekend in Los Angeles. The sign can be seen briefly in the opening credits.
(Contributed by Dustin Stultz of Middletown, Ohio)
Hollywood Hot Tubs (1984)
Starring Paul Gunning, Donna McDaniel and Jewel Shepard.
Directed by Chuck Vincent.
This teen comedy begins with three delinquents who drive up to the Hollywood sign late at night and turn the two O’s into E’s ~ so that the Sign has been changed to “Hollyweed” (just as it has experienced in real life). Of course, their fun is ruined with the appearance of an unamused police officer.
(Contributed by Dave Grubka of Buffalo, NY)
Valley Girl (1983)
Starring Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily, Michael Bowen.
Directed by Martha Coolidge.
The Sign supplies its classic star turn on the movie poster and during the credits in this teen comedy where a Hollywood punk (Nicholas Cage) meets a Valley girl (Deborah Foreman).
(Contributed by Emily Compton)
Eating Raoul (1982)
Director: Paul Bartel
Writers: Paul Bartel, Richard Blackburn
A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discover a bizarre, if not murderous way to get funding for opening a restaurant.
The sign appears right after the opening credits in the opening scene.
(Contributed by Scott Nordine)
Death Wish II (1982)
Starring Charles Bronson.
Directed by Michael Winner.
The very first scene of the movie features the Hollywood Sign.
(Contributed by Andy Mills)
The Hollywood Knights (1980)
Starring Robert Wuhl, Tony Danza, Fran Drescher.
Directed by Floyd Mutrux.
The Sign appears at the beginning of the movie during the opening credits.