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Playing for Keeps (1986)

PG-13  |   |  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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Tracy
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

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It's What You Need to Succeed.

Genres:

Comedy

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Release Date:

3 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El caliente otoƱo del 86  »

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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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BEST KEPT SECRET
Performed by China Crisis
Written by China Crisis
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My brief review of the film
9 May 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

The very first film from Miramax studios, it is directed by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the studio's two founding executives, and one can easily see the ambitions of young directors in the film. It is rather stylishly made, experimenting with some different camera angels here and there, and it is accompanied by quite a fitting soundtrack of music that its directors were probably into. The film also features Marisa Tomei in her first big role, and although she is not able to conjure up the charm that won her an Oscar seven years later, having her in the film is still somewhat of a delight. The acting in general is actually sub-par, and the plot is awfully silly overall, but it is good-natured fun and often amusing to watch, plus it is interesting to see where Harvey Weinstein and Marisa Tomei began.


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