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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

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
Al Chalk ...
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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The days are wild and the nights are rockin'! See more »

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Comedy

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30 May 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hollywood lovagjai  »

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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

Smitty tells a story about installing a 'Thunderbolt' engine in a Jeep, presumably a 'Willys'. It would be impossible to install this engine into a Jeep. A P-47 'Thunderbolt' has a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine. It is an 18 cylinder radial engine that stands 52.8" tall and weights in at an excess of 2300 lbs. A 'Willys' Jeep measures 72" tall (to the canvas top) and weighs as much as the 'Thunderbolt's Wasp' engine. In 1964 Ford introduced the Fairlane 500 "Thunderbolt". Which was a very limited production drag racing package that included a 427 CID (7.0 L) V8 race engine with two four-barrel carburetors on a high-riser manifold rated at 657hp. I believe that is the engine Smitty is referring to. See more »

Quotes

Bimbeau: [after tasting the punch, which the Knights have urinated in] It does have a little wang to it. Good, though.
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Sh-Boom
Written by James Keyes, Claude Feaster, Carl Feaster, Floyd McRae and James Edwards
Performed by The Crew Cuts (as The Crew-Cuts)
Courtesy of Phonogram Records, Inc.
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good - funny - movie
3 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In reality it is a poor movie. The acting is Luke warm. B U T . . It is a great movie too! The plot is thin and the stories were cut short. Too bad the cutting room floor clips weren't available for the DVD.

The Cobra vs Project X race is incredible. Even though MSD electronic ignition and electric thin profile fans weren't available yet in '65. The Cobra still would have smoked the '57 and the T-Bucket. The hair-dos are more of the late '70s than the mid '60s.

I have it on VHS & DVD as well as a couple of original posters and it ranks as one of my favorite movies. The cars are great to see.

KNIGHTS RULE


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