4.1/10
84
1 user 1 critic

Snowballing (1984)

PG | | Comedy | May 1987 (West Germany)
Teens at a ski resort need to even the score with its owner and his sheriff friend.

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Upon his return from Vietnam, an ex-soldier finds his neighborhood has deteriorated badly, and is being terrorized by a vicious street gang. He calls some of his GI buddies, and together they hatch a plan to get rid of the gang.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Stars: Jim Antonio, Sid Conrad, Gerrit Graham
Beach Balls (1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Charlie Harrison dreams of being a rock star and, with the help of friends and a gang of local toughs, he arranges a concert in his house for a big time record producer, or at least that is... See full summary »

Director: Joe Ritter
Stars: Phillip Paley, Heidi Helmer, Steven Tash
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Among the devastating events depicted are the crash of the Hindenburg, earthquakes in Alaska (1964) and Long Beach, California (1933), the 1955 auto racing crash at LeMans in which 82 ... See full summary »

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Stars: Brad Crandall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Roy Balaban
P.R. Paul ...
Andy Pearce
...
Karen Reed (as Mary McDonough)
Adam Mills ...
Greg Perry
...
Dan Walsh
...
Bonnie
Jill Carroll ...
Cheryl Lester
...
Al Sanders
...
Emma Ferguson
...
Sheriff Gilliam
Tara Buckman ...
Collen
...
Carol Tolson (as Bob Hastings)
Dan Rogers ...
Deputy
Holly Roberts ...
Allison
Max Robinson ...
Ski Instructor
Edit

Storyline

Bus loads of teenagers arrive to the ski resort. Each one is eager to get out on the slopes to ski and score. One problem; the owner has all the prices jacked up, secretly ripping people for the passed two years he has been in charge. The police don't do anything because the Sheriff is in on the cover-up. The teens feel their only chance to even the score is at a skiing tournament where the winner is picked to get a free trip to Hawaii. The horny teens get a terrific idea. Written by Wallace Entertainment

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sheriff | teenager | bus | winter | snow | See All (8) »

Taglines:

If they play it right, they're going to have the ski trip of a lifetime. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1987 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Smooth Moves  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The snowmobile in the raffle is a Yamaha Phazer which was first introduced in 1984. See more »

Goofs

The snow when Andy and Karen talk outside after he skis falls much heavier during her close ups than his. See more »

Connections

Featured in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Too tame to be any fun
26 February 2002 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

"Snowballing" is a movie with a lot of camp potential, unfortunately it seems to aspire to be something more. No chance, guys, sorry. It's spring break, and a busload of "kids" (creepily played by 20-somethings) have arrived for a week on the slopes, and a vaguely defined competition. All the character paradigms are here. We've got the wacky jokester, well played by Steven Tash (who also had a small but memorable role in "Ghostbusters" as the student who gets shocked), the two everymen, the jock with blow-dried hair, the pretty girl, the pretty girl's fat friend, and scores of irrationally horny women, and even the movie artwork featuring an illustration of the guys surrounded by the said horny women. All the ingredients for a great campy film are here, but then the movie wastes it's time with a subplot about corruption within the local resort ownership and law enforcement. These scenes grind the movie to a halt. Fortunately, there are still moments of awful brilliance, the pretty girl's overweight friend character, Bonnie, is a joke. She's content to live vicariously through her pretty friend not for any real reason, but because the screenwriter didn't have the guts to pair her up with somebody. It's also a treat to see the the impossibilities that the movie uses to tie up the plot neatly. I won't get into specifics, but it requires the suspension of the known laws of physics, medicine, and human behavior. If you're looking for a film that's so bad it's good, I'd look elsewhere. "Snowballing" takes itself too seriously to be any fun; it just doesn't know it's role.


7 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?