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The Hollywood Knights (1980)

R | | Comedy | 30 May 1980 (USA)
Led by their comedic leader, Turk, the Hollywood Knights car club raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from chaotic pranks, drag racing and high school ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius Averitt ...
Steve Ballard ...
Phil Berle ...
Pledge (as Michael Binder)
Herbert Bress ...
Driving Instructor
Do Wopper
Do Wopper
Dawn Clark ...
PomPom Girl
Daniel Davies ...
Denyse Diane ...
Michele Drake ...


Led by their comedic leader, Turk, the Hollywood Knights car club raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from chaotic pranks, drag racing and high school love. Written by Jeff Ruebel <riptide@one.net>

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night | car | halloween | gang | pledge | See All (137) »


Beverly Hills and the civilized world will never forget them. See more »




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Release Date:

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 »


At the end of the film when the pledges arrive at Tubby's with their tires, the patrons cheer them on, one customer a short brunette with her hair pulled up in a very very short red dress is standing cheering as they go by, there is an edit to long shot for 2 seconds and then a tight shot on Simpson and a carhop for 3 seconds then a shot showing the same brunette in the red dress is now standing inside a convertible car kissing a guy and pulling him into the car with her. See more »


Sally: Turk, did you come?
Newbomb Turk: A little.
Sally: A little? What do you mean a little? Either you came or you didn't come. Did you come or not?
Newbomb Turk: I came.
Sally: Oh my God, I'm so embarrassed.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Grease 2 (2016) See more »


Goin' Out of My Head
Written by Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein
Performed by Little Anthony and the Imperials (as Little Anthony & The Imperials)
Courtesy of United Artists Records
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hot rods from heck
26 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

We first saw this little opus on cable, and rushed out to get a blank tape right away. The first major film for Tony Danza, Michelle Pfieffer, and Robert Wuhl, "The Hollywood Knights" is funny, gross, bawdy, and nostalgic all at the same time. Is it a rip-off of "American Graffiti"? Um, yeah, but it's still a very funny film in its own right. Is it gross and lewd in spots? Well. . .yeah, but we can think of more egregious examples, like "Porky's". Does it deserve an "R" rating? Not when you consider some of the other dreck that's been put in the can. Undoubtedly the most memorable scene is Newbomb's rendition of "Volare'" in the school gym; a masterpiece of lowbrow humor, but funnier than. . .well, you can fill in the blank. Bottom line: a small-budget gem, if you can take it. If you're easily offended, lighten up. After all, there's LOTS worse out there!

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