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Playing for Keeps (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 October 1986 (USA)
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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Tracy
Jimmy Baio ...
Steinberg
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Rockerfeller
Kim Hauser ...
Marie
Robert Milli ...
Cromwell
John Randolph Jones ...
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>

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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  »

Box Office

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$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 »

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WE LOVE YOU
Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Written by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (as O.M.D.)
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It's as bad as they say
18 April 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie last week because I love 80's teen movies (License To Drive, Can't Buy Me Love, Don't Tell Her It's Me, etc.) I read the reviews (which were pretty negative), but decided to give "Playing For Keeps" a chance anyway. My conclusion: YOU GUYS WE'RE RIGHT! This movie is LOUSY! I tried so hard to like it, but I couldn't. I won't bother explaining the reasons why (because there are so many reasons). Just trust me, and all the other reviewers. Don't bother.


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