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The Party Animal (1984)

R | | Comedy | January 1985 (USA)
Pondo Sinatra is a college boy with a problem: women will have nothing to do with him. It's not that he was raised on a chicken farm and, literally, came to school on the back of a turnip ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Causey ...
Pondo
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Studly (as Tim Carhart)
Jerry Jones ...
Elbow
Robin Harlan ...
Natasha
Frank Galati ...
The Professor
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Sophia (as Luci Roucis)
Joan Dykman ...
The Nurse
Barbara Baylis ...
Madame
Frannie James ...
Dean
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Dean's Secretary
Billi Gordon ...
The New Dean
Susanne Ashley ...
Miranda
Julie Casey
Rachel Frantz
Donna Robb
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Pondo Sinatra is a college boy with a problem: women will have nothing to do with him. It's not that he was raised on a chicken farm and, literally, came to school on the back of a turnip truck. It's not that he is a virgin and jinxed, and every move he makes around a woman backfires. The problem is that god and heaven have set themselves against Pondo loosing his virginity. That is until Pondo discovers the secret formula to the most powerful aphrodisiac in the world and becomes....... "The Party Animal"! Written by Ernest B. <ernest@bellsouth.net>

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...when he walks in the party begins! See more »

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Campus aphrodisiaque  »

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Final film (uncredited) of director Harvey Hart. See more »

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Whore #1: [In whorehouse when first seeing Pondo] He's got a face only a cockroach could love.
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References American Gigolo (1980) See more »

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Roman Gods
Written by The Fleshtones
Performed by The Fleshtones
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Hound Dog and other Napoleonic imagery
11 March 2006 | by (around) – See all my reviews

when i found out this film was at last available on DVD, i spent a fortune getting it shipped in from the States. it is a true comic masterpiece, and something of a tragedy that it is not well know. all the more tragic is that the guys who made it, for the most part, did very little afterwards.

Pondo Sinatra is the epitome of the word "dude". he is all men as he is no man, if you follow, and one cannot but help revel in his journey from no-good, frustrated and aroused nobody towards being a quasi-Napoleon type leader or figure of adulation.

it's tempting to highlight certain scenes, but i would rather encourage you to go out and discover this gem of a movie for yourself.

as with other comments, i would say a big plus for this film is the soundtrack. i discovered just how good The Buzzcocks were thanks to this film, and the rest of the music is equally good.

a unique, original and downright funny film in a very worn out and repetitive genre. waste no more time on pale, watered down trash like the American Pie films and discover the film that they all wished they could make.


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