4.1/10
519
18 user 4 critic

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 »
Reviews
Popularity
2,661 ( 11,100)

On Disc

at Amazon

Edit

Cast

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

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 »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El caliente otoño del 86  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$2,669,366 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the earliest known episodes of sexual harassment by producer Harvey Weinstein happened during the pre-production of Playing for Keeps (1986): "In 1984, when Tomi-Ann Roberts was a 20-year-old college junior, she waited tables in New York one summer and hoped to start an acting career. Mr. Weinstein, one of her customers, urged her to audition for a movie that he and his brother were planning to direct. He sent scripts, then asked her to meet him where he was staying so they could discuss the film, she said in an email and a telephone interview. When she arrived, he was nude in the bathtub, she recalled. He told her that she would give a much better audition if she were comfortable "getting naked in front of him," too, because the character she might play would have a topless scene. If she could not bare her breasts in private, she would not be able to do it on film, Ms. Roberts recalled Mr. Weinstein saying. (...) Ms. Roberts remembers apologizing on the way out, telling Mr. Weinstein that she was too prudish to go along. Later, she felt that he had manipulated her by feigning professional interest in her, and she doubted that she had ever been under serious consideration. (...) Today she is a psychology professor at Colorado College, researching sexual objectification, an interest she traces back in part to that long-ago encounter." [New York Times, Oct.10, 2017] 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

DISTANT DRUMS
Performed by Peter Frampton
Written by Peter Frampton / Jed Lieber / Steve Broughton Lunt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?