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Private Resort (1985)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Rawlings
Tony Azito ...
Shirley (as Hilary Shapiro)
Curt (as Andrew Clay)
Ronald E. House ...
The Barber (as Ron House)
Christopher Wynne ...
Mike (as Greg Wynne)
Nora Gaye ...


The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

3 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bikinivadászok  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$163,704, 5 May 1985, Limited Release

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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Rob Morrow. See more »


When our heroes first encounter the house detective at the bar, he's in perfect shape. The next day, he suddenly sports a prominent black eye (which will vanish again midway through the film). See more »


Shirley: Oh, thank you, Baba Rama Nana!
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Referenced in Community: Communication Studies (2010) See more »


Club Cabana
Performed by Mark Morgan
Composed by Ezra Doner and Mark Morgan
Publishers: Ezra Doner Music / Mark Morgan Music
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An especially bad example of the genre
26 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Reports I've come across indicate that the major players of "Private Resort" are today very embarrassed by the movie - Hector Elizondo, for one, once called it the very worst movie of his career. It doesn't take long upon watching the movie to figure out why Elizondo, Johnny Depp, and Rob Morrow have disowned the results. True, the movie has a lot of nudity (though strangely, no on screen sex), but the stuff around that material is all but unwatchable. It isn't just that the comedy is executed in an especially bad manner, but also how painfully predictable it is; you'll be able to guess most of the gags before they unfold in front of you. There are also some touches here and there that many would consider to be racist or homophobic. Apparently Tri-Star Pictures knew they had a turkey on their hands, since the movie was obviously chopped up in the editing room (the short running time is one clue of this), but also by barely releasing the end product to theaters. Even if for some reason you have a hankering for an 80s youth sex comedy, avoid it, even as a last resort.

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