Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dan
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Harkin
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Sunny
John Patrick Reger ...
Rudi
Frank Koppala ...
Squirrel
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Kendo
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Sylvia Fonda
George Theobald ...
Slasher
Mark Vance ...
Heinz
Erik Watson ...
Fergy
Lynn Wieland ...
Michelle
Sandy Hackett ...
T-Shirt Contest M.C.
Crystal Smith ...
Motel Clerk
Peter Vogt ...
Fader Black
Robert Fuhrmann ...
Rick Lauter
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Harkin Banks is a young Idaho farm kid who is also an ace at skiing. He is headed to the freestyle skiing championships in Squaw Valley, CA along with runaway Sunny. He meets his adversary in the form of Rudy, a self centered European skier who doesn't take a liking to Harkin or his new found friends, The Rat Pack, led by veteran Dan O' Callahan. Harkin has many misadventures with Dan and his buddies, but doesn't lose focus in his attempt to get the World Cup. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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There's more to do in the snow than ski. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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13 January 1984 (USA)  »

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Здорово!  »

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$20,307,325 (USA) (30 March 1984)
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Goofs

During multiple shots, especially during the "Chinese Downhill" preparation sequence, the cameras and film crew are visible in the reflections off the actors' helmets. (e.q. "Squirrel Murphy" and "Rudette.") See more »

Quotes

Squirrel Murphy: Yeah, best run of the morning, man. Hey, were you on shrooms or what?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungry Like the Wolf
Performed by Duran Duran
Courtesy of Capitol Records and EMI Records
(p) 1980 Tritec Music Ltd.
Written and Composed by Duran Duran
Published by Tritec Music Ltd.
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Has problems, but good points, also.
17 August 2005 | by (OKC, OK) – See all my reviews

I liked the movie from the 80s on. It's true that many of the activities portrayed are not appropriate today. Of course a lot of people hate this movie, but they generally hate this genre of movie, anyway, right?! I was especially moved by the sex scene with Harkin (Patrick Houser) and Sunny (Tracy N. Smith), the guitar serenade (written by folkie John Stewart), the hot tub scene with Shannon Tweed, and the gondola scene. It's very rare for such sex scenes to move me in other like movies of that period: I think that director Peter Markle handled the sex scenes very tastefully.... The skiing scenes were also really well done, also, but one often may see that the stunt skiers are different from the actors (duh!).

It's true, also, that some of the plot contains dumb male humor. However: I remember the names of the actors that I liked in the key romantic and sex scenes, and some others, so the movie did move me....


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