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I saw someone else mentioned liking the music. I LOVE the instrumental that runs through the beginning, the action, and the end credits. Anybody know whose song that is?

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I know that Randy Edelman composed the music for the movie - I love this film and the music is fab... I have been trying to trace a soundtrack for it for years, but I don't think that it exsists. It's such a shame because the soundtrack is brilliant.

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Tellin' me! I always get up and have a boogie as soon as the film comes on. Even though this is a '90s film (just) it is still very much an '80s movie for me!

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Agree, it totally has that 1987 feel to it.

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Yes, it has a definite 80's feel to it as do several productions filmed in the early 90's. A lot of movies produced in the early 90's deserved to be categorized as 80's productions yet, sadly, they seemed to fall into obscurity from the get-go since they had the misfortune of coming out just a little bit late and fell into that undefined little time pocket between the end of the 80's and the dawn of 90's film culture.

Thankfully, 80's-type productions didn't end in 1989. If you enjoy this kind of fare as much as I do, here are but a few examples of movies from that underpopularized annex in time, ie. those early 1990's movies that still have that 80's feel to them:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104647/ (great synthesizer score, reminiscent of V.I. Warshawski and Beverly Hills Cop)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101757/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100087/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105526/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107107/

These were the final remnants of a great decade. If anyone can come up with anything post-1993 that still looks, sounds and feels 80's (although this seems unlikely), please provide some titles so I can add them to my must-see list.

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I as well love the musical score to V.I. Warshawski - I like all of the comments here and thank you for posting the links to movies that have an '80s feel to them.

Another '90s movie that has an '80s vibe is Mannequin On the Move (1991) - it is also known as Mannequin 2.

I should also mention the movie, That Night (1992) - it is not an '80s-type movie - it is set in the early 1960s and has a lot of music from that time. The reason I am mentioning it is because the musical score is electronic and has a sound similar to Heathers (David Newman is the composer for both movies), but That Night sounds a little more early '90s and is much more smooth to me and more beautiful in my opinion.

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Bought this on Blu-Ray for $5 just because I liked the theme music (I worked at a theater back when it came out, only reason I ever saw it.)

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Just like those iconic themes that mesh well with memorable and larger than life TV show and film noir characters, Randy Edelman's memorable and rousing theme is befitting to Kathleen Turner's V.I. Warshawski. It's no wonder that he also composed the equally memorable and polished score for The Mask.

I like how the opening and closing scenes of the film incorporate an arial view of the city while the main theme is playing in the background. The scenes suggest an element of freeness and give the city a grandeur and energetic feel. I like the 80s feel with the catchy drum beats and electronic elements. While the score is interesting and colorful, it is a bit repetitive in some spots when it could have benefited from more thematic variations. It's a shame that the score isn't released.

"...sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.” ~ Cool Hand Luke

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( POSSIBLE SPOILER ON THIS LINK ) This was the only one I could find on YouTube . It's a small partial of the movie ending and the credits but the score is nice and clear ---- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNHR4AEkhUg ---- . I so agree with everyone here it's such an excellent theme song . Thanks gsboo77 for your subject post .

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