Playing Games With Mass. Politics

In a couple of weeks, the much-anticipated Scott Brown memoir comes out, titled "Against All Odds." That got me to wondering, what 1980s movie titles would be appropriate for the story of other Massachusetts political figures or institutions?

I posed the question on Twitter, as one of the "hashtag games" (#MApoli80smovies) you may have heard about. And the entries came flooding in.

I've plucked some of the best and put them below for your enjoyment; some of them are mine, others were contributed by Tweeps @GarrettQuinn, @conoryunits, @Amy_Goodrich, @, @, @, @, @, @, @, @, & @, @buckbuckaroo, @wedh, @chandraallard, and even @. Many thanks to them, and all others who played along!

Leave your own suggestions in the comments!

Chuck Turner: Cry Freedom

Mass. Congressional Delegation: The Untouchables

Tim Cahill and Paul Loscocco: The Big Chill

Jack Hart: Breakfast Club

Mitt Romney: Say Anything

Steve Pagliuca: Can't Buy Me Love

Massachusetts legislature: Labyrinth

Charlie Baker: The Vanishing

Probation Department: Crimes and Misdemeanors

Anthony Galluccio: Moving Violations

Sal DiMasi, Tom Finneran, and Bob DeLeo: The Goonies

Marie St. Fleur's Lieutenant Governor campaign: 48 HRs

Speaker of the House: Risky Business

Rachel Brown: ET -- The Extraterrestrial

Tom Menino: The Last Emperor

Deval Patrick: The Right Stuff

Sal DiMasi: The Accused

Tim Cahill and Paul Loscocco: Irreconcilable Differences

Paul Loscocco: Trading Places

MassResistance: Weird Science

Beacon Hill Chiefs of Staff: Adventures In Babysitting

Bill Bulger: King Of Comedy

Dianne Wilkerson: Easy Money

Tim Cahill's advisors: Spies Like Us

Jeff Perry campaign: Witness

Therese Murray: Just One of the Guys

Massachusetts Statehouse: Cocoon

Tim Murray: Pee Wee's Big Adventure

GOP Congressional candidates: The Lost Boys

Bob DeLeo and Therese Murray: Clash of the Titans

Massachusetts Tea Party: The Outsiders

Ronald Wilburn: Look Who's Talking

Bob DeLeo: Kindergarten Cop

Kerry Healey campaign: Little Shop of Horrors

John Kerry: The Man With Two Brains

Karyn Polito campaign: Field of Dreams

Doug Rubin: Real Genius

Bob DeLeo & Therese Murray: Masters of the Universe
Felix Arroyo: Raising Arizona
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