The Last Emperor: 1987 Best Picture

“The Last Emperor” was the big winner at the 60th Academy Awards, scooping up Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume and 4 more. The other Best Picture contenders were “Broadcast News”, “Fatal Attraction”, “Hope and Glory” and “Moonstruck.”

Michael Douglas won the Best Actor Oscar for “Wall Street” and Sean Connery got Best Supporting Actor for “The Untouchables.” Cher and Olympia Dukakis took home Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for “Moonstruck.”

Oscar-nominations also went to “Empire of the Sun”, “Hope and Glory”, “The Dead”, “Ironweed”, “My Life as a Dog”, “Radio Days”, “RoboCop”, “The Witches of Eastwick”, “Throw Momma from the Train”, “Full Metal Jacket”, “Innerspace” and “Predator.”

Some Box Office Biggies: “Three Men and a Baby”, “Beverly Hills Cop II”, “Good Morning, Vietnam”, “The Secret of My Success, “Stakeout” and “Lethal Weapon”.

Jeopardy! clues on “The Last Emperor”
REAL PEOPLE ON FILM $600: This 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci film told the story of Chinese ruler Pu Yi
1980s CINEPLEX $800: This 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci film won 9 Oscars & was based on Pu Yi’s autobiography
BEST PICTURES IN OTHER WORDS $400: 1987: “That Final Manchu Ruler”
THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR $1,800 (Daily Double): “Before the Revolution”, “Last Tango in Paris”, “The Last Emperor”
INTERNATIONAL ACTRESSES $400: Chinese-born actress Joan Chen played Pu Yi’s wife in this Oscar-winning 1987 epic
ACTORS & ROLES $600: John Lone was the frozen prehistoric man in “Iceman” & the star of this Oscar-winning 1987 film

More 1987 film clues:
“I” AY AY! $1600: Babylonian goddess who was the title of a 1987 film
THE BIG BUKOWSKI $1600: Bukowski wrote the screenplay for this boozy 1987 film starring Mickey Rourke as Bukowski’s alter ego
THAT MOVIE DID A NUMBER ON ME $800: Selleck, Guttenberg, Danson, kid, this 1987 film
YOU’VE BEEN SCHOOLED! $600: Often remedial, this session is also the title of a Mark Harmon film released in July 1987
THE DE NIRO CODE $400: As Al Capone in this 1987 film: “You can get further with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word”
DEATH & CINEMA $2000: Newly transferred policeman Alex Murphy’s grisly murder in a 1987 film leads to his “reincarnation” as this title lawman
BIG ACTORS, SMALL ROLES $2000: This 1987 film finds Dennis Quaid as a shrunken test pilot mistakenly injected into Martin Short’s body
WARREN BEATTY $1000: Roger Ebert said this 1987 Hoffman & Beatty film was “a lifeless, massive, lumbering exercise in failed comedy”
BLOOD $400: The Coreys go after vampires in this 1987 film
JAZZ MUSICIANS $400: His “What A Wonderful World”, recorded in 1967, wasn’t a U.S. hit until used in the 1987 film “Good Morning, Vietnam”
JACK NICHOLSON $1600: Appropriately, Jack played ‘your average horny little devil” in this bewitching 1987 film
MOVIE MANIA $1200: In this 1987 film, Cheech Marin gets deported to Mexico & must make his way back to the U.S. without any I.D.
WAR MOVIES $2000: The brutal 10-day battle for heavily defended Hill 937 unfolds in this 1987 film
WHO’S CRYING NOW? $200: In this 1987 film Holly Hunter’s tears are real but William Hurt’s are not
MY FEAR LADY $800: Glenn Close chillingly warned Michael Douglas “I’m not gonna be ignored” in this 1987 film
SHE’S LOST CONTROL $1200: After killing a man in self-defense, Barbra Streisand fights to stay out of a mental hospital in this 1987 film
BE AFRAID…BE VERY AFRAID $1200: Someone could scare these out of a 1987 James Bond film
ROAD MOVIES $600: Michael Douglas won an Oscar for assuring us that “Greed…is good” in this 1987 film
THE SILVER SCREEN $800: This 1987 Danny DeVito-Richard Dreyfuss film about aluminum siding salesmen was set in 1963 Baltimore
GNOME-ENCLATURE $800: Billy Barty played the title role in the 1987 film about this gold-spinning gnome
FAMOUS FILMS $1200: Oliver Stone dedicated this 1987 film to his late father, who had been a stockbroker
JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME $400: In 1987 Jean-Claude appeared uncredited in this jungle action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jesse Ventura
1987 FILMS $100: (Hi, I’m Seth Green) I played the young alter-ego of this man in 1987’s “Radio Days”
1987 FILMS $200: This 1987 romantic comedy was an update of “Cyrano de Bergerac”
1987 FILMS $300: Robin Wright played Buttercup, the title character of this “royal” Rob Reiner comedy
1987 FILMS $400: Before “Leaving Las Vegas” in 1995, she had “Adventures in Babysitting” in 1987
1987 FILMS $500: He directed 1987’s “Tin Men”
“MOO” $100: The song “That’s Amore” is on the soundtrack to this 1987 Cher film
HOLLYWOOD $600: David Mamet wrote the screenplay for this 1987 film about Eliot Ness & Co.
IT’S CHER’S WORLD $400: In 1987 Cher won acclaim as Brooklyn bookkeeper Loretta Castorini in this film
I THINK I MISSED THAT MOVIE $400: The 1987 film “I Love N.Y.” starred this actor who played Chachi on “Happy Days”
R…W $600: Eddie Murphy was this in the title of a 1987 film
TRAINS $200: This 1987 Danny DeVito film pays homage to a classic 1951 Hitchcock film
CONNERY…SEAN CONNERY $1,500 (Daily Double): Sean won his Oscar for his work on this 1987 Kevin Costner film
WAR STARS $800: In this 1987 film Schwarzenegger led an elite squad against a deadly alien in a jungle
WILLIAM HURT FILMS $400: It was anchorman Bill in this 1987 James L. Brooks film
THE CINEMA $800 (Daily Double): (VIDEO DAILY DOUBLE): “(Hi, I’m Cheech Marin) In 1987 I directed & starred in this film whose title was a parody of a Bruce Springsteen hit (ya’ know)”
ACTORS & ACTRESSES $1,000 (Daily Double): (Hi, I’m Jerry Orbach) I had the time of my life playing Jennifer Grey’s father in this 1987 film
THE UNTOUCHABLES $600: “Wallpaper” Wolff, the last surviving Untouchable, helped this actor prepare to play Eliot Ness in the 1987 film
BETTE DAVIS FILMS $600: This 1987 film set in Maine featured Lillian Gish as Bette’s sister
FILM BIOGRAPHIES $600: This 1987 film about Ritchie Valens took its title from one of Valens’ hit records
NICOLAS COPPOLA, AKA CAGE $600: In a 1987 film, it was the last name of the infant Cage kidnapped to raise
THE STARS $800: He met his wife Kelly Preston in 1987 when they filmed “The Experts”
SEAN CONNERY FILMS $200: Connery caught the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for this 1987 film
FAMOUS “BABY”s $900 (Daily Double): 1 of 2 popular U.S. films released in late 1987 that had the word “Baby” in their titles
ACTORS & ROLES $200: Feodor Chaliapin, son of the famous opera singer, played Cher’s granddad in this 1987 film
CZECH, PLEASE $1000: Maryam d’Abo played a Czech cellist in this 1987 film
MURDER & MAYHEM $100: In this 1987 film, after 1 of the main characters was killed, the word “Touchable” was written in his blood
SPORTS $300: Sport featured in the 1987 film “Hoosiers”
BEST ACTRESS OSCAR NOMINEES: Her nomination in 1987 was the first best actress nomination for a science fiction film

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