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Screwball Hotel (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  December 1988 (USA)
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Three boys drop out of military school. They get jobs working at a hotel, but it's about to go under. They decide to help the owner raise enough money to stay in business. They prove that ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Bendetti ...
Mike
Andrew Zeller ...
Herbie
Jeff Greenman ...
Norman
Lori Deann Pallett ...
Candy
Kelly Monteith ...
Mr. Ebell
Charles Ballinger ...
Mr. Stomer
Laurah Guillén ...
Miss Walsh (as Laurah Guillen)
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Mrs. Perkins
Corinne Wahl ...
Cherry Amour (as Corinne Alphen)
Jack Dillard ...
Mr. Spaulding (as Jack L. Dillard)
Richard Norris ...
Sam Morgan
Peter Bellnier ...
Mr. Ferguson
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Mrs. Abercrombie
Violet I. Turo ...
Sweet Old Lady
Tom Sobeck ...
Mafia Man No. 1
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Storyline

Three boys drop out of military school. They get jobs working at a hotel, but it's about to go under. They decide to help the owner raise enough money to stay in business. They prove that sex sells by holding "Miss Purity Pageant" starring some of the females staying at the hotel. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Please do not disturb the guests... They already are!

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Also Known As:

El hotel de los rompecocos  »

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The hotel this movie takes place in is supposed to be the Rochester Hotel, but during one of the final scenes the hotel's awning is visible and "The Biltmore Hotel" is written on it. See more »

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References Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) See more »

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The End of The Eighties...
16 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Its hard to pin down the beginning or end of any Era, but this film pretty much signals the end of the Glam 80's, imploding under the weight of Big Hair, Padded Shoulders and the plastic emotions of the decade of sleazy innocence. Every cliché' of the age seems gathered together for dismal effect. It seems to be a parody of itself, as if realising that the decade it portrays is already in decay.

Not that any insight was in the mind of anyone making this garbage.

In a mild touch of irony, Kelly Monteith was, surprisingly, really big in the UK with his BBC2 show in the early 80's. His mixture of skits and talking to the audience were cutting edge comedy at the time. Breaking the 'Fourth Wall' ushered in a new comedic style.

And this is how it ended. Who would have figured Mr Monteith as the barometer of a cultural Era?


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