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Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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David Naughton ... Dan

Patrick Houser ... Harkin

Tracy Smith ... Sunny
John Patrick Reger ... Rudi
Frank Koppala ... Squirrel

James Saito ... Kendo

Shannon Tweed ... 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
Marc Costello ... Event Starter
Deborah Dutton ... Rudette
Anders Stenstadt ... Rudette
Daniel K. Moore ... Rudette
Michael Moore ... Rudette
Linda Briggs McCulloch ... Rudette
Ami Julius ... Georgette
M. Lisa Cooper ... Girl at Party
Lauri Price ... Girl at Party
Robin Rael ... Girl at Party
Victoria Rae Walker ... Beer Chugging Wet T-Shirt Contestant / Girl In Gondola
Gregory Beck ... Referee
Mike Marvin ... Downhill Starter
Jim Clark ... Cowboy at Bar
Ronald Hurley ... Gas Attendant
Robin Haynes ... Announcer

Directed by
Peter Markle 
Writing credits
Mike Marvin (written by)

Produced by
Edward S. Feldman .... producer
Christopher W. Knight .... executive producer
Mike Marvin .... co-producer
Timothy D. Tennant .... associate producer (as Tim Tennant)
Original Music by
Peter Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Paul Ryan  (as Paul G. Ryan)
Film Editing by
Stephen E. Rivkin  (as Stephen Rivkin)
Casting by
Hank McCann 
Art Direction by
Don De Fina 
Set Decoration by
Carl Arena 
Costume Design by
Shari Feldman 
Makeup Department
Shanon Ely .... hair stylist
Virginia Jacobson .... makeup artist
Marianna Åström-De Fina .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mark Allan .... second unit manager
Eve Light Honthaner .... unit production manager
James Potter .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Allan .... assistant director: second unit
Paul Kimatian .... first assistant director
Mike Marvin .... second unit director: ski sequences
Jeffrey Sudzin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Rick Brown .... property master
Lou Korostinsky .... leadman
Alan Munro .... storyboard artist
Glenn H. Roberts .... assistant property master (as Glenn Roberts)
Phil Roberts .... movie poster illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ken Beauchene .... boom operator
Ed Campbell .... sound effects (as Eddie Campbell)
Paul B. Clay .... sound effects
David Dockendorf .... re-recordist
Linda Folk .... sound effects editor
Anthony Ippolito .... sound effects
Harry Landers .... adr supervisor
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recordist
Wolf Seeberg .... sound mixer
Richard Tyler .... sound re-recordist
Frank Beddor .... stunts (as Frank Beddor III)
Jeff Chumas .... stunts (as Jeffery J. Chumas)
Dan Herby .... stunt skier
Robert Hunton .... stunt skier (as Robert Huntoon)
Max Kleven .... stunt coordinator
Lane Parrish .... stunt skier
Paul Rosenberg .... stunts
Todd Smith .... stunt skier
Scott Sproule .... stunts
Robert Vogel .... stunt skier
Kevin Wightman .... stunt skier
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer
Don Burgess .... camera operator: second unit
Jeffrey R. Clark .... assistant camera (as Jeffrey Clark)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (as Richard Fee)
Michael Gershman .... camera operator
Peter Jensen .... swing
Manuel Jiménez .... key grip
Scott Robinson .... best boy
Steven Shaw .... first assistant camera
Paul Slaughter .... special photography
Don Turley .... lamp operator
Casting Department
Bill Dance .... location casting (as William Dance)
Tom Folino .... casting associate
Randee Lynne Jensen .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Simmons-Potts .... wardrobe (as Leslie Potts)
Editorial Department
Steve Schoenberg .... assistant editor
Jürg V. Walther .... assistant editor
Jeff Zimmerman .... assistant editor
Location Management
Clive Milton .... location manager
Music Department
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Douglas Lackey)
Carl Swartz .... assistant music editor
Transportation Department
Jim Clark .... transportation
Other crew
Arthur Canton .... public relations
Jeffrey J. Chumas .... consultant: skiing
Chris Silver Finigan .... assistant to auditor
Nancy Froelich .... production assistant
Vic Heutschy .... unit publicist
Lisa Hollingshead .... production assistant
Stephen Koblick .... coordinator: ski sequences
David Lamb .... craft service
Leanne Moore .... production accountant
Patience Thoreson .... script supervisor
Cheri Townsend .... production secretary

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96 min
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The stunt doubles were all freestyle veterans, several of whom went on to star in Warren Miller and Greg Stump flicks.See more »
Factual errors: When Dan challenges Rudy to the Chinese Downhill, he states, "Forty bucks a man, winner takes all." At the start of the race, the announcer says that the winner will get $2300. 2300 doesn't divide evenly by 40. Further, only about 26 racers can be seen at the start. That would make the grand total $1040.See more »
Sunny:Rotate outta here, Jack.See more »
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Author: EL BUNCHO from USA

I saw this one in a Fairfield, Ct theater with a bunch of fellow tanked-up theater circuit employees, and we loved it! Sure it's stupid! Who cares? My cardinal rule with comedy is that it doesn't have to be highbrow to be funny; if a comedy makes you laugh, it has succeeded.

The predictable "snobs vs slobs" comedy is given the novel twist of having the slobs actually be highly proficient at their field of expertise, in this case "hot dog" skiing. While the comedy is pretty standard, the scenes on the slopes are standouts, particularly the spectacular Chinese Downhill race. And let us not forget that living proof of the existence of the Goddess, Shannon Tweed. The only thing that she's missing is the giant seashell that she looks like she stepped out of!!!

As for the heroes of the film, if you've ever gone seriously skiing, you know these guys. The raging alcoholic, the stoner, the foreign expert, the annoying new-kid-on-the-slopes/phenom, the thermonuclear ski goddess... They're all here. And don't miss the scene that features Mitch ryder's rockin' cover of Prince's "When You Were Mine." Kick back some tallboys and check it out!

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