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Playing for Keeps (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  3 October 1986 (USA)
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Danny, Spikes and Silk have just recently graduated from high school in New York. Danny finds a title deed for a huge house in a small town. He has a dream to turn it into a Rock n' Roll ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Danny
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Spikes
Leon W. Grant ...
Silk
Mary B. Ward ...
Chloe
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Jimmy Baio ...
Steinberg
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Rockerfeller
Kim Hauser ...
Marie
Robert Milli ...
Cromwell
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Sheriff Billy Sullivan (as John Randolf Jones)
Bruce Kluger ...
Gene Epstein
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Ronnie Long
Glen Robert Robillard ...
Joel
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Davey Beck
Frank Scasso ...
Van Go-Go
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Storyline

Danny, Spikes and Silk have just recently graduated from high school in New York. Danny finds a title deed for a huge house in a small town. He has a dream to turn it into a Rock n' Roll hotel. The townspeople though are not very welcome to the New Yorkers. With a little help from an aging stockbroker, a local girl, and the "stockholders" (friends from New York), they are able to help Danny pursue his dream. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's What You Need to Succeed.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El caliente otoño del 86  »

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Gross:

$2,669,366 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First film directed by Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Only director credit for Bob, while Harvey would direct another one The Gnomes' Great Adventure (1987). See more »

Goofs

Chloe strips to swim, but moments later you can see she's wearing a white tube-top. See more »

Connections

References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

HERE TO STAY
Performed by Sister Sledge
Written by George Acogny / Daniel Bechet / Julian Littman
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Spontaneous Choreographed Dancing Anyone??
13 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me just set the scene. The kids are beginning to fix up an old hotel. They look pretty bored while they're sawing and hammering and whatnot. THEN, one of them throws in a Sister Sledge tape. First the black kid starts doing a little air guitar with his broom. Harmless enough. Then the two guys sawing logs start to feel the music and get looks on their faces like "Oh yeah, I can dig that!" And then, and then, it happens....SPONTANEOUS CHOREOGRAPHED DANCING. Wow was that a treat! And to top it all off, the token old guy who is helping them tilts his body back and gives shrieks of ecstasy right in sync with the music! And that is the movie as far as I'm concerned.


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