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Fraternity Vacation (1985)

R | | Comedy | 12 April 1985 (USA)
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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Charles 'Chas' Lawlor III
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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. See more »

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$1,023,186, 14 April 1985, Limited Release

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$3,333,306
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Roger Ebert in his review of the movie said that due to the Barbara Crampton-Kathleen Kinmont nude scene their characters were treated as hookers. Barbara Crampton herself later played a hooker in The Godson but ironically kept her clothes on in that movie. See more »

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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 »

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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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DOCTOR LOVE
Written by Paul Weller
Performed by Bananarama
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects
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A good bargain bin buy...
29 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of my favorite pastimes is scanning old pawn shops and video stores for movies that are long out of print and fit firmly in cheezy genres like campy horror or teen sex romps. Thankfully, cheap DVD pressings of these movies are starting to surface more and more often. I picked up this title at Walmart for $2.88 Canadian.

It's neat to see Tim Robbins in one of his earlier roles. The movie itself is quite watchable, but far from a masterpiece of comedy. The acting is not as bad as some I have seen and there are a few laughs. Pick this one up if you get the chance. It's got a pretty good soundtrack (if you like 80's cheese)and a no brainer plot whose twists you can spot from 20 miles away. The DVD is a really clean print and is not filled with digital artifacts like so many of these cheaper releases. The audio (music and dialogue) is crisp and well mastered. COnsidering this film is nearly 20 years old, I was surprised that I hadn't heard of it sooner. It dosen't quite have the potential for a cult classic, being inferior to Animal House and Ski School, but it would be fun at a party. Tim Robbins is really great and gets quite a bit of screen time. The women are quite attractive and there is some gratuitous nudity (classic 80's formula).


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