Fraternity Vacation (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  12 April 1985 (USA)
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A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendell Tvedt
Ashley Taylor
Joe Gillespie
Charles 'Chas' Lawlor III
Larry "Mother" Tucker
J.C. Springer
Nicole Ferret
Chief Ferret
Mrs. Ferret
Millard Tvedt
Julie Payne ...
Naomi Tvedt
Madman Mac


A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can help his son find a girl. They meet two guys from a rival fraternity, and make a bet on who can nail the Designated Babe first. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Astronomy major Wendell Tvedt has studied galaxies, charted planets and pondered the universe. But in Palm Springs, he'll encounter his first full moon. See more »




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12 April 1985 (USA)  »

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Wendell  »

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Barbara Crampton and Kathleen Kinmont appeared together for all their screen time which was about ten minutes, five of which took place when they were in bikinis, topless, completely naked or briefly showing off their buttocks for the mooning scene. In fact most of their dialogue took place when they were in their bikinis, topless and then completely naked. See more »


When Mother found Chrissie pretending to be pregnant he said. "Let me guess - Joe's pregnant girlfriend." This was a reference to the earlier scene when Chrissie and Marianne played a prank on Mother and Joe by making out with them, but Chrissie was making out with Mother, not Joe. See more »


Chief Ferret: Nelson, call in the National Guard!
Nicole Ferret: Daddy?
Chief Ferret: Not now sweetheart, Daddy's busy.
Nicole Ferret: Let them go!
Chief Ferret: What?
Nicole Ferret: I said let them go, please?
Chief Ferret: Absolutely not! It's out of the question!
Nicole Ferret: If you don't let them go, I will never ever speak to you again!
Chief Ferret: Aw, sweetheart!
Nicole Ferret: ...and I'll marry a Democrat!
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Referenced in The Reviewers: New Castle (2014) See more »


Words: Candy Parton
Music: Brad Fiedel
Performed by Brad Fiedel
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Kathleen Kinmont's huge rack on display!!!
7 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All I have to say is Kathleen Kinmont and Barbra Crampton's scene is worth the rental alone!!! But anyways, This is a pretty fun and entertaining 80's teen comedy with an all-star cast. Tim Robbins, Stephan Geoffreys (Fright Night), and Cameron Dye (Valley Girl) are three buddies from Ohio State who travel to Palm Springs to spend spring break. There happens to be some rival frat guys there on vacation too. Eventually they make a bet to see which one could get laid first. There are some classic lines and some unexpectedly funny moments. Geoffreys (who went on to do pornography) is yet again playing the weird and bizarre nerd role (much like Fright night). Amanda Bearse his Fright Night co-star even pops up in the film. You get scream queens Crampton (re-animator) and Kinmont(Halloween4) nude together in the same scene and there is some decent t&a through out. Tim Robbins and Cameron Dye are the real leads of the film and both do a great job playing the horny frat guys. John Vernon is great as usual as the hard-nosed Sheriff who hates vacationers.

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