A Tribute To 80s Movie Bullies

Back To The Future's Biff. Weird Science's Chet. William Zabka in every movie role he's ever taken. Major motion pictures of the 1980s always seemed to rely on one particular movie trope: bullies. Whether it was James Spader in Pretty in Pink muttering the words "You're a bitch" with intense disdain or Shannen Doherty being the ultimate bitch in Heathers, bullies were an integral plot of almost every successful film about teenagers in that era. The men we appreciate now in Hollywood like John Cusack, Patrick Dempsey, and Michael J. Fox were called freaks, nerds, and were given swirlies in the toilet just for wearing different clothes than the jock-types. Clearly, times have changed. Kind of.