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A Night in Heaven (1983)

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Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girl's night out, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Monroe
Faye Hanlon
Whitney Hanlon
Deney Terrio ...
Sandra Beall ...
Mrs. Johnson
Fred Buch ...
Jack Hobbs
Karen Margaret Cole ...
Don Cox ...
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Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girl's night out, where she discovers that one of the dancers is her failing student Rick Monroe, a.k.a. "Ricky the Rocket". A heated affair between teacher and student ensues, as Faye struggles to reconcile her emotions and make consequential life choices: Continue her lustful sessions with the studly-but-shallow teen stripper? Or break it off with Ricky and work to salvage her marriage to the loving-but-distant husband? Written by Anonymous

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In class, he's just another face in the crowd. In "Heaven", the hottest dance club in town, he's the main attraction. See more »


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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clube das Mulheres  »

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This movie has a huge gay following-because of the male strippers, because of Christopher Atkin's seductive striptease, and because Atkins (who forgot to wear underwear in the hotel scene with Leslie Ann Warren) wound up being naked in one scene. See more »


When Faye and Patsy are talking at the airport, Patsy is holding her magazines with her left arm. When they hug, the magazines jump to her right arm. See more »


Faye: I just flunked that kid!
Patsy: You just did what to that kid?
Faye: I just flunked that kid in my class!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) See more »


The Long Way to Heaven
Written and Performed by Tom Teeley
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Flunks In The Classroom, Passes In The Bedroom
13 April 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A Night In Heaven rates right up there as one of the trashiest films ever made. But Christopher Atkins is so goldarn sexy in this I have to say that this film is a guilty pleasure of mine.

The Blue Lagoon Boy with no curls any longer plays a trailer park kid who is the main attraction at a male strip club named Heaven located in Titusville near Cape Canaveral. He's also going to community college where Professor Lesley Anne Warren flunks him in her Speech class. At the same time Warren is not getting any attention from husband Robert Logan and she's frustrated.

On a girl's night out, she takes one look at Atkins and Atkins sees the look Warren is giving him and the results are inevitable. I think you can figure where this is going, it doesn't take a genius. But the climax I will say rates high in the ludicrous cinema department.

Interestingly enough while Christopher Atkins won the Razzie Award for worst actor, A Night In Heaven wasn't nominated for Worst Picture. It was probably unfair to Chris since all he was asked to do was look sexy and be seductive. He succeeded admirably on both counts. I suppose the Razzies are as inscrutable as the Oscars.

But if your taste runs to trashy movies, don't let this one get by.

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