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Hunk (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy | 6 March 1987 (USA)
A computer nerd makes a deal with the Devil and gets a new, "beefcake" body.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hunk Golden
Steve Levitt ...
Bradley Brinkman
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O'Brien
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Sunny
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Dr. D
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Garrison Gaylord
Cynthia Szigeti ...
Chachka
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Constantine Constapopolis
Melanie Vincz ...
Laurel Springs
Doug Shanklin ...
Skeet Mecklenburger
Page Mosely ...
Coaster Royce (as Page Moseley)
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Alexis Cash
J. Jay Saunders ...
Director
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Cameraman
John Barrett ...
Lifeguard
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Storyline

Bradley Brinkman is just an average guy, but he wants to be someone special when along comes a sexy apparition who offer to make him the sexiest guy in Sea Spray, a lush California Beach spot. For just a piece of his soul, Dr. D (the Devil) will transform him into a stud. He signs on the dotted line and is now turned into Hunk Golden. Suddently women want him and guys envy him. After a television appearance, he becomes a national sensation... but is Bradley going to be happy with his newfound success... or is there hell to pay for being a hunk?! Written by Crown International Pictures

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He made a devil of a deal... Now there's hell to pay!

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Comedy | Fantasy

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6 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hunk - Um Pacto dos Diabos  »

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$1,749,956 (USA)
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At 16 minutes in, when Bradley Brinkman is introduced to Skeet Mecklenberg, look for Brad Pitt as an extra seated in a beach chair behind Skeet. He's in blue and white striped shorts seated next to a blonde girl in a white string bikini. See more »

Goofs

When Skeet Mecklenburger is introduced, one of the two seats behind him is empty. In the next shot, a beachgoer is sitting in the chair with a drink. See more »

Quotes

Hunk Golden: I finally meet a beautiful woman and she wants me to bomb Pearl Harbor. Talk about romantic.
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Connections

References The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Stop
Music by John Baer
Lyrics by Robbie Baer
Sung by Mendy Lee
Produced and arranged by John Baer
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Comedy, thy name is Hunk.

Hunk is a retelling of the proverbial Ugly Duckling tale, only with humans, rather than ducks, epitomizing 80's trends. The makers of Hunk certainly had their work cut out for them whilst making this groundbreaking film, since the affliction of insecurity usually only strikes females with glasses on film.

The story: Bradley invents a successful computer program about yuppies, goes to live in a dilapidated beach house in the California yuppie colony Sea Spray, and discovers that he is quite different from the others because he is a nerd. He has already sold his soul to the devil in order to make the successful computer program, and so, once he wishes to be a hunk, his wish is satisfied by the devil's handmaiden, O'Brien, on whom Bradley develops a crush. Bradley, now Hunk Golden, is unleashed on the unassuming folks of Sea Spray to cause an uproar with his utter hunkiness, which he plays up by wearing a sleeveless, unbuttoned button-up shirt accented by a tie. Nice.

Despite finding love with his psychologist, Sunny, Hunk Golden soon discovers that being a Hunk isn't all he dreamed it would be and so he embarks on a metaphysical battle with the devil, a.k.a. Dr. D. (played by the one and only, James Coco) for his soul. Will Hunk Golden remain a hunk in exchange for his mortal soul, or will he give up his status as a Hunk and live as Bradley Brinkman?

What a relief to finally see a funny, smart, yet insecure male nerd wish to be a brawny, tanned hunk, and to be ironically reminded that the inner beauty of the male can also be obscured by a repulsively unattractive exterior. And Bradley Brinkman didn't even have to wear glasses to represent a nerd, because they just had a different actor portray Hunk Golden.

If you are an insecure nerd, this movie will undoubtedly boost your self-esteem. If not, you'll get lots of laffs from the endless cheese. Highlights: O'Brien dancing at the nightclub, and Hunk's trendsetting style. And, if WWIII ever breaks out, I guess those of us who have watched Hunk will know who's REALLY responsible.


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