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The Hollywood Knights (1980)

R | | Comedy | 30 May 1980 (USA)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius Averitt ...
Earle
Steve Ballard ...
Mechanic
Phil Berle ...
Homeowner
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Pledge (as Michael Binder)
Herbert Bress ...
Homeowner
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Driving Instructor
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Pledge
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Do Wopper
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Do Wopper
Dawn Clark ...
PomPom Girl
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Himself
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Duke
Daniel Davies ...
Pledge
Denyse Diane ...
Homeowner
Michele Drake ...
Cheerleader
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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 <riptide@one.net>

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At last, a motion picture that moons a man on the land. See more »

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30 May 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blondiner på bagsædet  »

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Trivia

When the crew of Smitty's Speed Shop is gathered around the Ford, Duke (Tony Danza) asks, "Is this piss yellow?" The answer given is, "It's Tony Nancy yellow". Tony Nancy, a Southern California car customizer and drag racer known for his yellow cars, was involved with the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Smitty: Everything changes, you know that. Nothing stays the same.
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Connections

References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Barbara Ann
Written by Fred Fassert
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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One of the best films of 1980 -Great cast of actors
28 June 2004 | by (Nashville Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I I still love this movie after 24 years. This show was to take place during Viet Nam era. I would say this is a movie for guys. Good looking muscle cars throughout the show. Hey they even cruise the burger joint !!!!! Good Motown music throughout. This show is the ultimate in high school pranks. Great cast of actors. Unbelievable what teenagers can get into when they're away from home.

There are some very good moments of "growing up" in this film. Some one leaving to go to Viet Nam not sure if he'll come back to see his friends, so he hangs out with them the night before he leaves. The usual boy falls in love with girl ,then girl leaves for college stuff. Some good street drag scenes. A high school initiation quest. There are a lot more stories in this very well scripted film that are all TOO real.

If you ever wondered what your parents did in the sixties then you need to watch the fun they had. It really did look like a blast. This is a must see!

MY FAVORITE CHARACTER: Newbomb Turk


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