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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

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Wendell Tvedt
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Ashley Taylor
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Joe Gillespie
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Charles 'Chas' Lawlor III
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Larry "Mother" Tucker
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J.C. Springer
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Nicole Ferret
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Chief Ferret
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Mrs. Ferret
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Chrissie
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Marianne
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Millard Tvedt
Julie Payne ...
Naomi Tvedt
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Harry
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Madman Mac
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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 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 <esutton@mindspring.com>

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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.

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Trivia

The make, model and color of Charles (Chas) Lawlor III (Leigh McCloskey)'s luxury vehicle was a silver 1980 Mercedes-Benz SL [R107]. The car's customized license plate number car read "CHAS". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 Blood Massacre (1991) See more »

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BEGINNER'S LUCK
Words: Candy Parton
Music: Brad Fiedel
Performed by Brad Fiedel
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I love it
26 January 2004 | by (Dallas, GA) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of them guilty pleasure kind of movies. It's one of them movies that I watched very often when I was just a little kid and it was first debuting on HBO. Most kids didn't get to watch this kind of stuff when they were just six-years-old, so I was fortunate. Of course, I didn't really understand a lot of humor and mostly what I took from it was seeing naked girls for the first time.

I recently found the movie on video from back in the day, so I just finished watching it for the first time in years. I'm now 22, and it makes a lot more sense than it did when I first saw it about 14 years ago, especially the line that Wendell uses to win over Nicole. The one nude scene early in the movie gave me a whole new kind of feeling as well. :)

After seeing Tim Robbins in movies such as Bull Durham, The Shawshank Redepmtion, and the Hudsucker Proxy; it's amusing to see him play the role of a college party animal named Mother. Some of the actors do seem a little old and overdressed for spring break, but it's still pretty funny and worth watching if you have some free time and feel like reflecting on the '80s. The movie has too much sentimental value for me to down it, so I give it two big thumbs up.


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