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Private Resort (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  3 May 1985 (USA)
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This is the story of two teenage boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the weekend. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

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Patti
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The Maestro
Dody Goodman ...
Mrs. Rawlings
Tony Azito ...
Reeves
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Shirley (as Hilary Shapiro)
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Bobbie Sue
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Scott
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Alice
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Curt (as Andrew Clay)
Ronald E. House ...
The Barber (as Ron House)
Christopher Wynne ...
Mike (as Greg Wynne)
Nora Gaye ...
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This is the story of two teenage boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the weekend. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them. Written by Anonymous

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Spend a weekend with no reservations! See more »

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3 May 1985 (USA)  »

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Leslie Easterbrook says she had it in her contract to only expose her behind in this film. But the producers convinced her to wear a sheer negligee that left little to the imagination when filmed under bright lights. See more »

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The young boy who is using a fishing pole to pull a sunbather's bikini top was inserting the fish hook in the center; when the house detective intervenes, the fish hook was hooked on the side. See more »

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Miami Calypso
Performed by The Terminals
Composed by Norman Titcomb (as Norm Titcomb)
Publisher: Waldo Stashu Music, Inc.
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Entertaining sex comedy - it is what it is. Plus, take in Johnny Depp before he was famous.
6 August 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I knew nothing of this film before I saw it. It was a free "On Demand" film from Comcast. I didn't even know Johnny Depp was in it. I thought the plot description (which was vague) sounded like every other girl-crazy sex comedy released after "Animal House," and I got what I expected.

To be fair this is entertaining. No, it's not a great movie. It's not very well made. It's crude. It's sexist. It's all about sex.

But that's exactly what it's supposed to be. Graded by the standards of its genre, it works.

It's about two kids (one of whom is played by Johnny Depp) who gain access to a private resort in the middle of the Caribbean (presumably). There's no backdrop. We don't even know how they got in to the resort. And they look about 16, so it's odd to see them going after women in their 30s and 40s (sometimes succeeding).

Depp wasn't famous yet (correct me if I'm wrong but this was his first starring role in a film to speak of?) and this certainly didn't help boost his career (he took a considerably smaller role in Oliver Stone's "Platoon" the year after) but he displays charisma and good charm that would carry on into his later movies.

The film's take-it-as-it-is attitude makes it entertaining. It's a simple sex comedy with crude laughs and running gags, a lot of which aren't very funny, a few of which are, almost all of which are at the least amusing.

Worth catching if you see it on cable some time.


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