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Here you can see walkmans appearing in movies. If you know any film that we don't (regarding to walkmans), please send me a message.

NOTE: Spoilers ahead, of course.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

See Guardians of the Galaxy at IMDb.

At the very beggining of the movie, this child (Peter Quill) is listening to a very special mixtape: the "Awesome mix 1" in his SONY TPS-L2.

Peter, listening to his SONY TPS-L2, while he waits in the hospital. A few minutes later, the movie jumps to 30 years later, and we can see Peter (Chris Pratt) again, listening to the very same mixtape while is looking for a gem in a lost planet.
The SONY TPS-L2 with the Awesome Mix 1. If you are interested, you can have a high quality replica of this tape. Look here. Peter has a strange deck in his spacecraft. Looks like a custom-made deck inspired in the 70s design. Peter wants to share his music to Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and put his MDR-5 headphones over her head.
At the end of the movie, Peter decide to open an old gift from his mother, and it contains a new mixtape: Awesome Mix 2.

Finally he plays the new tape in his deck.  

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9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

See Nine 1/2 weeks. at IMDb

Elizabeth (Kim Basinger) enter John's apartment for the first time and looks how it is. He has a big stack of Hi-Fi and TVs.

John (Mickey Rourke) enters the room and runs the spectacular auto-reverse of his Nakamichi RX-505. After that he adjust the EQ.

Elizabeth opens John's table drawer and finds all this, where a high-end TDK MA-XG tape can be seen.    


Another 48Hrs. (1990)

See Another 48 Hrs. at IMDb

Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) is in the jail. He has a walkman that is an unidentified JVC.
Timing: 0:15:27

He puts over the headphones. Now he press play and...

He starts singing. After a few seconds it's clear that he's listening to 'Roxanne' by The police. Then he is taken in a security bus to another place. And he starts singing again in the bus, but he really sings very bad.
Timing: 0:27:27
While he is singing, two rude motorbikers are coming to kill him.


007 A view to a kill (1985)

See A view to a kill at IMDb

Two guys are hidden under a wooden port. They wear wetsuits and they seem to be recording a conversation with a walkman.
Timing: 1:04:53

Here's the walkman; it has two red stickers: one at the top (to hide the SONY logo) labeled as "DGK/32" and one at the bottom labeled as "484/GK". It's clearly a SONY WM-F5 which, BTW, doesn't have any recording feature. A diver gets out of the sea. She is Pola Ivanova (Fiona Fullerton) and wears a SONY WM-F5.


Pola unlocks the security lock of the walkman. This model is water resistant.

Now she pulls out the tape with the recording. She trows out the walkman and look at the tape. It has an important secret conversation of 'the bad': Max Zorin (Christofer Walken).

She and 007 get together and take a bath. After it, she quickly gets the tape and run out...
Timing: 1:10:11
...Where a man is waiting for her and the tape. But they were shocked to realize that it has only classical music. Because 007 has copied the secret conversation in another tape and then recorded music over it. It's clear that it's a Philips UF-I 90 cassette
So Bond (Roger Moore) was smarter than the girl and finally gets the recording.    


Pretty Woman (1990)

See Pretty Woman at IMDb

Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) comes into the bath to discover who is singing.
Timing: 0:32:53

Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) is singing in the bathtub. It's difficult to discover which walkman is Vivian listening to, but I'm confident that is a SONY Sports WM-63.
Final scene in the bath, with Vivian completely under the water.    



Hot tub time machine (2010)

See Hot tub time machine at IMDb

Timing: 0:23:24



Fooloose (1984)

See Footloose at IMDb

Willard (Chris Penn) listening to his walkman in his bed.

Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) and Willard dancing in the college. They are both connected to the same walkman. Willard wears a headphones that seems to be an AIWA.

Ren listening to music with his headphones.    


Super 8 (2011)

See Super 8 at IMDb

Guy in the fuel station is reading instruction manual of what's supposed to be his recently purchased walkman...
Timing: 0:35:35

...which is the famous SONY TPS-L2, the world's first Walkman. This version didn't had the "walkman" logo yet. Guy listening to music.

Guy is scared by a strong noise outside. The guy goes outside and stops playing tape.  


The Terminator (1984)

See The Terminator at IMDb

Sarah Connor (Linda Hamiton) and her friend Ginger, who is listening to a walkman.
Timing: 0:20:40

Ginger Ventura (Bess Mota) listening to her walkman. Final scene: Sarah is recording voice notes on her walkman, a Toshiba (it seems a KT-P22). Seems that the tape is a TDK type I.

A TDK Metal tape records Sarah's voice. This cassette (seems a TDK MA, type IV) it's not the same tape that can be seen in the previous frames... (a clear bug). Sarah talking to her mic.  


Back to the future (1985)

See Back to the future info at IMDb

Marty MacFly (Michael J. Fox) with his AIWA headphones (min. 11:23) Marty just travelled back in time and left all his stuff in the Delorean. Marty loads a tape labbed as Van Halen in his AIWA. Recently Van Halen confirmed that it was just noise.

Marty, scaring his father George (Crispin Glover) with his AIWA P02 MkII Walkman (min. 1:02:21) Marty, with his anti-nuclear radiation wear and with his walkman (min. 1:02:27)  

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Name Description
Pocket calculator show A big site with many information about walkmans and other devices, with forum.
Walkman central A nice site with lots of information about SONY Walkmans
Stereo2Go A forum with a nice community of enthusiasts about walkman and boomboxes
Guide to decks and tape trading A good guide to learn all about tapes.
SONY design history The history of SONY's designs A big site, all about tapes, decks, walkmans and headphones, with forums.
Vintage cassette A comprehensive site with huge information about decks of all brands.
Head-fi A good and big site about headphones,with forums.
Vintage cassettes A comprehensive site with info about so many cassettes of all brands.
SONY sound history An espectacular site with info about many SONY's headphones
The blank tape gallery A site with information about tapes (archive, history and technique).
AudioIdiots A huge site with catalogue scans
Complete SONY Walkman line A site with excellent information about almost every walkman released by SONY.
SONY Links by MucStevve A list of interesting links to walkman and gadgets pages.
Rotovator's page A very interesting page from a collector in Spain who has a huge collection of decks.


Music players A huge collection of walkmans, discmans and other devices from a german collector
Walkman Fun An excellent collection from japan.
Ear Wacks A personal photo gallery of Cris Tyler's huge walkman collection at Flickr.
Sophist1cated Personal photo gallery of his walkman collection ad Flickr.
Picturesofthingsilike Personal photo gallery of his walkman -and other portables- collection ad Flickr.


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