The Hollywood Knights (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  30 May 1980 (USA)
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Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag racing to Vietnam ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius Averitt ...
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Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag racing to Vietnam to high school love. Written by Jeff Ruebel <>

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30 May 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blondiner på bagsædet  »

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The character of Dudley, who is supposed to be an 18 year old senior in high school, was played by Stuart Pankin, who was 33 years old at the time of filming. See more »


When Newbomb is making the tape in the girls bathroom he says "...Tubby's drive in." Yet when it is played at the party the tape has added dialog. It now says, "...Tubby's drive in this Halloween night." See more »


Sally: Turk, come over here. Now he happens to be very hysterically funny. I put him right up there with Steve and Edie. He has more talent in his little pinkie than you have in your whole... pinky.
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »


Written by Brian Carman and Bob Spickard
Performed by The Chantays (as The Chantay's)
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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10 August 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I remember first catching this movie on HBO back in 82 when I was 12. I thought it was one of the funniest movies I had ever seen. I would put The Hollywood Knights up against any sophmoric crude comedy out there. I am sure if you saw it you would definetley rank it in the top ten. This movie is right up there with Porky's, Animal House, Revenge of the Nerds, American Graffiti. You definetely would not get it if you saw this on regular broadcast television. This R comedy has to be seen uncut and unedited. I would always look for this at video stores but never could find it. I recently went over a friends house and noticed he had a VHS copy. It is one of those things that if someone knows about Hollywood Knights there is an instant conection to them. Now after all these years it is out on DVD. I can't wait to get my copy.

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