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Hardbodies (1984)

R | | Comedy | 4 May 1984 (USA)
Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the ... See full summary »

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Kristi
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Hunter
Michael Rapport ...
Rounder
Sorrells Pickard ...
Ashby
Roberta Collins ...
Lana
Cindy Silver ...
Kimberly
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Rag
Kristi Somers ...
Michelle
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Candy (as Crystal Shaw)
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Dede
Antony Ponzini ...
Rocco (as Anthony Ponzini)
Marvin Katzoff ...
Dorky Geek
Kip Waldo ...
Head Geek
Michael Miller ...
Landlord
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Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the chicks, they employ a student to help them. At first he's as disgusted of them and his job as his girlfriend, but soon they find out how to use the situation to everyone's benefit. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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4 May 1984 (USA)  »

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Como Conquistar as Garotas  »

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The movie has its origins in an article published in the November 1983 edition of Penthouse Magazine written by the film's screenwriters Eric Alter and Steve Greene. It told of the true story of some "older rich dudes" who rented a summer beach house and enlisted a popular young surfer to help them meet girls. See more »

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Kimberly's top gets torn by the dog (we hear it tear). Moments later, she is seen wearing same top, undamaged. See more »

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Young Geek: Suck shit!
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Hardbodies Theme
Written by John Steele, Scott Kaufman and David Spector
Performed by Krak
(Babaji Music, ASCAP)
Additional Recording and Mixing John Hug
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Hardbodies 18th Anniversary
13 July 2002 | by (Downers Grove, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Hardbodies, which was released in the summer of '84, came out around the same time as Ghostbusters and is similar with the latter in the respect that they are both classic films of their respective genres. This movie excels on so many different levels I don't even know where to begin. The performances of Grant Cramer as scammin'jammin' Scotty Palmer and Courtney Gains as his pothead buddy, Rag, are unforgettable. These actors bring such depth to their characters that at times the film seems to take on a documentary feel. "Are these actors, or are they real people just playing themselves," you may ask yourself while watching.

Their adventure begins when three middle-aged dorks turn to Scotty for advice on how to pick up the many beach babes which inhabit the SoCal location where the story takes place. He gives them the helpful advice of "dialoguing" the young girls with the promise that they will be offered the "B.B.D." (Bigger Better Deal). Many memorable characters are encountered along their journey of finding the ultimate piece of you-know-what in this already overpopulated area of hottys.

Who can forget Candy, the chick who "melts in your ear and not in your mouth". And Rag's ability to "flip people off in 48 languages". Hardbodies is also a standout in the category of "80's Party Movie" because it holds the distinction of being one of the few where just about every girl shown in the flick gets naked at least once. Let us all celebrate the 18th anniversary of "Hardbodies" by getting plenty of beer and picking up this brilliant masterpiece at the local blockbuster. A Cinematic triumph and a milestone in 80's cinema.


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