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Separate Vacations (1986)

R | | Comedy | April 1986 (USA)
A young architect finds himself in a situation that he never had to deal with before--now that he is successful (and married), sexy young women are throwing themselves at him. He and his wife take separate vacations to follow their urges.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Moore
Sarah Moore
Mark Keyloun ...
Jeff Ferguson
Lally Cadeau ...
Shelley the Wife
Annie Moore
Jay Woodcroft ...
Bobby Moore
Lee-Max Walton ...
Donald Moore
Harry Blender
Karen the Babysitter
Sandy the Secretary
Alicia the Working Girl
Susan Almgren ...
Helene Gilbert
Colleen Embree ...
Robyn the Accountant
Laura Henry ...
Carolyn Dunn ...
Girl #1 at Pool


Consumed by lust, married architect and family man, Richard Moore, decides to go alone on a tropical vacation and let some steam off by bedding the local women. However, once there, his plans are constantly being foiled by various crazy situations. Meanwhile, his wife Sarah Moore takes their kids to a mountain resort for an actual vacation. However, she attracts the attention of a local ski instructor, who plans to bed her. Will the unfaithful spouses succumb to their lower urges and satisfy their lust or will they end up realizing that together they have a good thing going?

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Richard went south... Sarah went north... And Their Marriage went crazy!




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Vacaciones separadas  »

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6 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Michael Anderson, who capably directed AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, LOGAN'S RUN and the well-crafted CONDUCT UNBECOMING, plainly abandons his basic standards when at the helm of this trivial Canadian-made sex farce comedy that lacks anything remotely sexy or humorous and is seemingly written by and for subnormal youths during the first throes of puberty. The plot, such as it is, relates of Richard (David Naughton) and Sarah (Jennifer Dale), happily married for 12 years with three foul mouthed young as product, having vacations apart due to Richard's desire to gain an outlet for his adulterous fantasies, and of trite libidinous adventures that engage each, Richard in Puerto Vallarta and Sarah at a skiing resort. Richard aggressively and in quite an inane manner pursues a throng of openly available females beneath the Mexican sun, while Sarah cannot manage to control herself when inveigled by a lodge lothario who also constitutes a romantic interest for Sarah's babysitter, played by Laurie Holden in an unpromising debut. It would be difficult to select a character from this movie with whom one may be sympathetic, due essentially to a screenplay that goes to great lengths to develop a plot and dialogue as hackneyed, predictable, and wanting in wit as can be imagined. Several female members of the cast doff their clothing, in each instance an unwise aesthetic decision, and the acting in general is second-rate throughout, even when one takes into consideration the vacuous lines supplied the cast by a script that focuses upon banal physical comedy as its cardinal component. Post-production shortcomings, in particular flawed sound mixing and dubbing, only add to the many deficiencies of this piece that also suffers from vapid scoring; the work is based upon a novel by Eric Weber, who additionally fabricated a book from which another bit of dross was produced: HOW TO PICK UP GIRLS.

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