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Campus Man (1987)

PG | | Comedy | 10 April 1987 (USA)
Todd Barret is an aspiring businessman. He's got what it takes, but what he doesn't have is enough money to stay in college. So he cooks up a plan to make the first ever all male sports ... See full summary »

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Todd Barret is an aspiring businessman. He's got what it takes, but what he doesn't have is enough money to stay in college. So he cooks up a plan to make the first ever all male sports calendar. He eventually convinces Cactus Jack, a very shadowy and tough loan shark, to give him enough money to make the deal. Todd makes enough to pay for his education, but what about the money he owes Cactus Jack? Written by Sean Kilby and Jason Parker <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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Comedy

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10 April 1987 (USA)  »

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Das Geheimnis meiner Karriere  »

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$989,528 (USA)
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Former actor Steve Lyon who played Bret Chase went on to become a highly successful professional photographer and has traveled all over the world. See more »

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The thug puts the $5 bill underneath the 8-ball, he does so on the "spot". When Todd picks up the $5, it is no longer on the "spot". See more »

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Cactus Jack: Let's just say that when the tough get together, they call me boss.
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LOOKIN' UP
Performed by Michael Sembello
Courtesy of Acrobat Productions, Inc. and A&M Records
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Poor marketing hides good film
13 May 2002 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I had passed Campus Man many times in the shop. Let's face it - it does scream 80's. I had picked it up an thought "Well this look cheesey". It wasn't until I took an interest in one of the Actors that I started to look for the movie to watch. And was surprised by what I found.

Ok it is a very 80's movie, the clothes and hair alone dictates that. But from the decade of overspending and businessmen flying by the seat of their pants, I feel that if this movie had been marketed better, or perhaps caught a slightly different wave it could have been up there with the Yuppie success of "Secret of My Success".

It is well acted by all, with most note going to John Dye and Kathleen Wilhoite as Todd and Molly.

Some of the plot points are a little under developed, where did this anamosity between Molly and Todd come from, Brett makes mention of Todd getting him into Diving, but doesn't eleborate.

All in all I enjoyed it. It could have been much worse. Considering Todays fare of Van Wilder; Party Liasion, it stands up rather well.


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