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Steve Michaels (screenplay) &
Earle Doud (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1979 (USA) See more »
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Centred around a former tennis champ who swings with the girls and volleying straight sets with the rich and famous while set on owning his own tennis court. | Add synopsis »
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Bert Convy ... Tommy Everett

Lynda Day George ... Monica Gordon

Edie Adams ... Leslie Sargent

Phil Silvers ... Arthur Sargent
Bobby Riggs ... Charlie

Tanya Roberts ... Bambi
Bruce Kimmel ... Arnold
Dorothy Konrad ... Mrs. Kaufman
Björn Borg ... Himself
Monti Rock III ... Scotty
Katherine Moffat ... Melissa (as Kitty Ruth)

Susan Tyrrell ... Miss Baxter
Dick Yarmy ... Cab Driver
Bob Basso ... Al
Charlie Tuna ... T.V. Announcer
Randy Kirby ... First Drag Queen

Guerin Barry ... Second Drag Queen
Mickey Morton ... First Policeman
Ed Call ... Second Policeman
George Reynolds ... First Kidnap Man
Wyatt Johnson ... Second Kidnap Man

Patrick Cranshaw ... Old Man (as Pat Cranshaw)
Maria Sokolov ... Old Lady

Thelma Pelish ... Italian Mother
John Lawrence ... Italian Father

Joey Aresco ... Groom
Darwin Hastings ... Bride
Mariwin Roberts ... Laser Girl
Debra Zullo ... Photographer (as Debora Zullo)
Cynthia Gaede ... Manicurist
Autumn Hargis ... Limousine Driver
Vivian Brown ... Maid
Kathy Finley ... Salon Receptionist
Ilie Nastase ... Himself
Terry Lester ... Joe Travis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victoria Johnson ... Girl (uncredited)
Susanne Saxon ... Tennis Player (uncredited)

Directed by
David Winters 
Writing credits
Steve Michaels (screenplay) &
Earle Doud (screenplay)

Steve Michaels  story (uncredited)
Alan Roberts  story (uncredited)
David Winters  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Kenneth J. Fisher .... executive producer
Jack Kindberg .... associate producer
Joseph R. Laird Jr. .... executive producer
Alan Roberts .... producer
David Winters .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Rubini 
Cinematography by
Mario DiLeo  (as Mario Di Leo)
Alan Roberts 
Film Editing by
Gerald Brodsky 
Lee Burch 
Leo Guerra 
Fabien D. Tordjmann  (as Fabian Tordjmann)
Casting by
Mike Hanks  (as Michael Hanks)
Production Design by
Jack De Wolf 
Art Direction by
Bill Camden 
Costume Design by
Lennie Barin 
Makeup Department
Michael Alden .... makeup artist (as Michael Kreiger)
Kim Christian .... makeup artist
Denise Dillaway .... makeup artist
Production Management
Arthur R. Botham .... production manager (as Arthur J. Botham)
Kenneth Yates .... executive in charge of production (as Kenneth A. Yates)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur R. Botham .... first assistant director (as Arthur J. Botham)
John H. Burrows .... second assistant director (as John Burrows)
Art Department
Justin Friedman .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Bob Dietz .... sound: second unit
Teresa Eckton .... sound effects editor
Ted Gomillion .... re-recording mixer (as Ted Gomillian)
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound effects editor (as Warren Hamilton)
John Paul Jones .... sound effects editor
Ted Keep .... re-recording mixer
Ken King .... sound
Art Names .... sound (as Art Nimes)
Robert M. Smith .... re-recording mixer (as Robert Smith)
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... boom operator (as Jon Stein)
Sharron Miller .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Barber .... stunts
Buzz Bundy .... stunts
George Fisher .... stunt coordinator
George Fisher .... stunts
Robert F. Hoy .... stunts (as Bob Hoy)
Bob Minor .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (as Charles Picerni)
Angel Pineira .... stunts
Mike Ryan .... stunts
C.D. Smith .... stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (as Jessie Wayne)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kathy Amerman .... still photographer
James R. Bagdonas .... first assistant camera (as James Bagdonis)
Ben Batzdorff .... second assistant camera (as Ken Batzdorf)
Lance Billitzer .... second assistant camera (as Lance Bliettzer)
John Bollinger .... first assistant camera
Arthur R. Botham .... aerial photographer (as Arthur J. Botham)
Stewart Dell .... best boy
Stewart Dell .... second assistant camera
Thomas F. Denove .... lighting director (as Tom Denove)
Steve Eichenlaub .... second assistant camera
Dan Elsasser .... first assistant camera (as Dan Elscesser)
Richard Franchot .... gaffer
Gary Graver .... camera operator: second unit
William Kinnear .... electrician
William Kinnear .... grip
Jono Kouzouyan .... electrician
Jono Kouzouyan .... grip
Roger Olkowski .... best boy
Cheri Paul .... second assistant camera (as Sheri Paul)
Ernest Paul Roebuck .... electrician (as Ernie Roebuck)
Ernest Paul Roebuck .... grip (as Ernie Roebuck)
Harvey Rubin .... first assistant camera
R. Michael Stringer .... camera operator: second unit (as Michael Stringer)
R. Michael Stringer .... lighting director (as Michael Stringer)
Chuck Wells .... key grip
Ken Wheeland .... key grip (as Ken Wheelen)
Biff Yeager .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Lynn Mann .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Collins .... wardrobe assistant
Holgie Forrester .... wardrobe mistress (as Holge Forester)
Julie Hewett .... assistant to costume designer
J'Len Winters .... costumer: Lynda Day George
Editorial Department
Donna Blair .... assistant editor
Judi King .... post-production assistant
Frank Kniest .... assistant editor
Ruben A. Mazzini .... assistant editor (as Ruben Mazzini)
Music Department
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Douglas Lackey)
Other crew
Steven C. Bardwil .... production advisor
Danny Biederman .... production assistant
Anne-Marie Brownell .... script supervisor
Al Lewis Cecere .... production coordinator
Richard David .... production assistant
Maria Dillon .... assistant to executive producers
Mike Gilbert .... technical advisor
Charlie Kellogg .... production assistant
Cynthia Land .... production assistant
Howard Lefkowitz .... production coordinator
Jeffrey Levy .... production assistant
Jim Magglos .... production auditor
Betty McKeller .... script supervisor
David Mirisch .... publicist
George Nolan .... helicopter pilot
Victoria Pearman .... assistant: Mr. Winters
Victoria Pearman .... script: second unit
David Rudich .... legal: Harlequin Productions
Lee Walkling .... script supervisor (as Connie Walking)
John Welsh .... production assistant
William Whittington .... production secretary
John Wolfe .... assistant to auditor
Mike Deleurme .... special thanks: JPD Motors

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USA:87 min
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In the film's "Racquet" title logo, the film's main movie poster formed a tennis racquet which was broken at the handle out of the letter "Q".See more »
Tommy:Oh yeah, I almost forgot, who am I next Saturday?
Leslie:Your Evel Knievel.
Tommy:And who are you gonna be?
Leslie:The Grand Canyon.
Tommy:[after shutting the door] You sure are.
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great accident!!!!, 29 June 2005
Author: losidiot1 from United States

My older brother and I talked our father into taking us to see this movie when we were very young. At the time, I was 8 yrs old and my brother was 14. We had no idea that they were showing a double feature that day. The first movie was one we had never even heard of before - Cheech and Chong's Up InSmoke. We laughed so hard I thought we were going to die. What a gem we stumbled onto. Then, Racquet started and I think we made it through about 45 minutes before leaving. The only memorable scene for me was one of two people having sex in a small hatch-back type of car and of the man's naked butt smashing up against the back (rear) window. Oh, and I think there was something about tennis to the movie. That's about the best I can do. So you see, if it wasn't for this horrible film, I never would have seen Up In Smoke on the big screen.

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