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A Time to Live (1985)
Liza Minnelli won a Golden Globe for her performance in this TV movie based on the true story of Mary-Lou Weisman and her son Peter (Corey Haim), confined to a wheelchair by muscular dystrophy. —Mandi Bierly
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Murphy's Romance (1985)
Haim played Sally Field's son in the movie about the relationship between a horse trainer (Field) looking to start over in rural Arizona. (James Garner, who played the town pharmacist, earned an Oscar nomination for the film). —M.B.
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As a short, bespectacled misfit teenager experiencing first love and heartbreak, Haim showed both vulnerability and incredible strength. ''He creates one of the most three-dimensional, complicated, interesting characters of any age in any recent movie,'' Roger Ebert wrote. ''If he can continue to act this well, he will never become a half-forgotten child star, but will continue to grow into an important actor. He is that good.'' —M.B.
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The Lost Boys (1987)
Haim first partnered with Corey Feldman in Joel Schumacher's vampire film. His character, Sam, is particularly adorable in the bathtub, singing dramatically into his comb about being a lonely boy as his vampiric brother Michael (Jason Patric, pictured) ascends the stairs. —Annie Barrett
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License to Drive (1988)
On the heels of The Lost Boys, Haim and Feldman teamed up again for this suburban teen comedy, which featured Haim's ad-libby style at its peak. —Margaret Lyons
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Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Things took a turn for the existential a year later when the Coreys took on a body-swap premise. —M.L.
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Fast Getaway (1991)
In what is likely the last Corey Haim movie most people remember, Haim played Nelson, a teenager who robs banks with his father (Leo Rossi). In the direct-to-video 1994 sequel, Fast Getaway II, Haim's Nelson has become an insurance businessman and not, sadly, the lady he impersonated in the original film while attempting to distract a security guard in drag. —A.B.
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Blown Away (1992)
Feldman always considered this Haim's best work. He's all grown up in this sexy thriller starring opposite his friend and Nicole Eggert, as the femme fatale who gets her lover (Haim) in over his head. —M.B.
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National Lampoon's Last Resort (1994)
The Coreys reunited for this straight-to-DVD release about two friends who travel to an island owned by one of their uncles. Hilarity was supposed to ensue, but it didn't. ''Our decision-making process has changed quite a bit from when we were kids,'' Feldman told EW in 2007. ''We used to do stuff just to keep the career going, just to make money, and nowadays, I think we look at things a bit more artistically. It's gotta be quality and it's gotta be something that we feel is worthy of putting the Two Coreys stamp on, if you will.'' —M.B.
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Dream a Little Dream 2 (1995)
The ill-conceived straight-to-VHS sequel was less existential, more ''magic sunglasses.'' —M.L.
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Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)
Haim reprised his role as Sam Emerson for a brief segment during the film's final credits. He was mostly shrouded in darkness, until some eerie light and fangs reveal...that he is now a vampire. Charge, Corey Feldman, charge! —A.B.
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The Two Coreys (2007-2008)
Haim and Feldman reunited for two seasons of this A&E reality series, which showed the complexity of their friendship, the toll Haim's younger days had taken on his body, and his desire to work again. ''I really feel like I'm taking life more seriously than I ever have, hence the three months of filming, and A&E, our second chance, not showing up late, and hearing that the editors are not sick of looking at our faces,'' he told EW before the show's debut. ''It's a nice thing because I think work is a very, very, very tricky thing [for me], and I know I've passed the point of being Corey the Bad Kid to being Corey the Responsible Man?. So I think this is my best work because it's very honest.... Basically, I think it was the most I've ever been in control of myself.'' —M.B.
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Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Haim finally made it back into theaters — wearing a mullet and a sleeveless Hustler T-shirt reading ''Nice Jugs'' — in the action-packed Jason Statham sequel. —M.B.