Christopher is an ambitious college freshman, striving to become a writer. Through a computer fault he's assigned the same room as Alex, a real party freak and... a girl! He's annoyed and ... See full summary »
When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him ... See full summary »
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
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 »
At one point the devil says that Labor Day is Hitler's Birthday. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September and Hitler's birthday is April 20th - but then it was the Devil who said it, so maybe he was lying. See more »
I finally meet a beautiful woman and she wants me to bomb Pearl Harbor. Talk about romantic.
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A computer nerd makes a deal with a sexy she-devil to become a muscle-bound beach hunk.
Hunk shares quite a similar idea to the one later used (copied?) in Bedazzled (2000), where we have a hopeless nerd given the chance to become cool by a super-sexy she-devil, with the result that he realises that it is more important to be yourself than superficially good-looking. In that later film we had Elizabeth Hurley turn in a mind-bogglingly seductive performance, in Hunk its Deborah Shelton who is somewhat convincing as a rather hot seductress. The leading ladies certainly are very important to the success of these films but they both also feature other decent performances. In this case it is John Allen Nelson who most impresses in a role that has him play a stereotypical hunky guy while remaining nerdish at heart. It's a good comical performance that works well alongside Shelton's glamorous seductress.
While I wouldn't describe this as an especially funny film, it is definitely a likable one. It is much less moronic than quite a few of the teen comedies of its day and I think it stands up fairly well. It naturally has oodles of 80's cheese as well but that is pretty much a positive detail as far as I am concerned. All-in-all, a very fun film.
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