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Oddballs (1984)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  6 April 1984 (USA)
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A Canadian sex comedy about saving a summer camp from becoming a shopping mall.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Foster Brooks ...
Hardy Bassett
Mike MacDonald ...
Laylo Nardeen
Konnie Krome ...
Jennifer
Milan Cheylov ...
Chadwick Skinner
Donnie Bowes ...
Skinner
Terrea Smith ...
Miss Renoir (as Terrea Foster)
Wally Wodchis ...
Christopher Watkins
Jason Sorokin ...
Og
Ruddy Hall ...
Francois
Andrew Perkins ...
Spiz
Kim Cayer ...
Swimsuit model
Darlene Burlie ...
Miss Kitten
Kimberly Brooks ...
Nurse Brigitte
Denise Katzman
Anthony Mason ...
Aerobics Instructor
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Storyline

A surprisingly original summer camp movie tells the tale of Hardly Basset, a grouch that has taken over 'Camp Bottomout" because of winning a poker game, and he gets help my his daughter Jennifer in order to run is properly. Sadly when the kids arrive they're seperated from the females, but that doesn't stop the boys. They head across river to spy on them when we find out that the girl's camp owner J. Frothingham Skinner plans to buy out the boys camp and turn it into a shopping mall. Will Hardly's grinchy heart grow three sizes, or will he sell of the camp for $300,000? Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Taglines:

Roll Over "Meatballs" The "Oddballs" Are Ready For Summer Camp!

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6 April 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Odd Balls  »

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CAD 720,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The photographs used on the cover and label of the UK DVD release bare no relation to the film whatsoever, the man and woman featured in these pictures are unknowns and do not feature anywhere in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: I can be social director.
Hardy Bassett: But we already have a social director honey, Billy Wankey.
Jennifer: Billy Wankey! He's a convicted child molester!
Hardy Bassett: ...and he'll work for free.
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Spoofs E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Here's to You
Written by Lorence Hud
Performed by Lorence Hud
Courtesy of Pulse Tunes 1983
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Total Nonsense
30 October 2000 | by (MD) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most intellectually-devoid movies I have ever seen. The cover mentions that this movie was made in an attempt to ride the "Meatballs" fad of the '80s. The "characters" include an incoherent drunk "grandpa" camp owner, three horny adolescents who look everywhere for sex (especially for the owner's blond granddaughter, who reminds me of "Blondie"), a homosexual aerobics instructor who has a heart attack after sniffing two poppers and exercising to death, some white guy with an afro and a huge lizard on his shirt (i.e. making fun of the "izod" shirts of the '80s), and too many more to list. This movie is so ridiculous I can't even begin to delineate the absurdities that happen throughout the movie. Not to say that it is bad; I laughed at several scenes because they were so absurd. In one nonsensical scene, after the kids learn that grandpa sold the camp to the evil antagonist, the camera zooms in on a plate of breakfast arranged to make a stupid face (e.g. eggs for eyes, sausage lips, etc.) twice, with cartoon sound effects. It made no sense whatsoever. If you like nonsense, then "Oddballs" is a surefire winner.


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