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Quicksilver (1986) bicycle messengers
Top Gun (1986) fighter-jet pilots
The Color of Money (1986) pool hustling
Hoosiers (1986) Indiana high-school basketball
Wall Street (1987) insider trading/stock brokerage
Bull Durham (1988) minor-league baseball
Cocktail (1988) bartending
Punchline (1988) stand-up comedy
Days of Thunder (1990) stock-car racing
The Grifters (1990) confidence artists
Backdraft (1991) firefighting
Point Break (1991) surfing
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) chess progidies
8 Seconds (1994) rodeos
City Hall (1996) mayoral politics
Rounders (1998) professional poker
Pushing Tin (1999) air-traffic control
Boiler Room (2000) stock brokerage (of a sort)
Groove (2000) raving
The Fast & The Furious (2001) street racing
Blue Crush (2002) surfing
8 Mile (2002) battle rap
Drumline (2002) HBCU marching bands
Biker Boyz (2003) street bike racing