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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.

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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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 Psycho (1960) See more »

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IT'S NOT OVER
Performed by Chris Thompson
Written by John Van Tongeren / Robbie Nevil / Phil Galdston
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Only Marisa Tomei 'keeps' this from being a total disaster!
28 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps best known for being the directorial debuts of the Weinstein brothers, PLAYING FOR KEEPS is quite possibly the worst movie of the 1980s. It's not bad in a cheesy way like GIGLI and SHOWGIRLS, it's bad in a "when is this train-wreck going to end?" kind of way. It would be very easy for me to give this movie no stars, but that would be unfair since that would imply there is not a single good aspect of the movie. There is ONE good aspect of the movie: Marisa Tomei. Just like with every movie she has done since this one, Marisa Tomei gives a likable performance and is very cute in the process. She doesn't have a very big roll, but it's the most memorable one in this mess. * out of ****


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