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Screwball Hotel (1988)

 -  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)
...
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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When one of the East Point Military boys lights a small blow torch you can hear a strong blow torch sound, but for a moment there is simply a weak flame similar to what a match would produce. See more »

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Follows Screwballs II (1985) See more »

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4 February 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This movie is another dismal attempt to cash in on the eighties trend for self-consciously zany comedies that featured lots of T&A, fashionable grossness and outright stupidity. Some examples of the genre are actually pretty good (choose your own favourite), but this isn't one of them!

Kelly Monteith was very popular in the UK for a very brief time in the early eighties, then his career faltered. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this movie contributed to his downfall, as it is just dreadful beyond belief. Technically poor, with a freewheeling, thrown-together, improvisatory feel, and hardly a laugh anywhere. I still can't believe someone signed the release form!

The only watchable scene is the 'Making Money' musical number in which the always gorgeous Corinne Wahl (she has a habit of turning up in dreck like this...SPRING BREAK, anyone?) slinks for her supper, displaying her eye-boggling physique and a pretty good singing voice. That sequence alone is almost worth the admission price, but only if you're a hardcore fan of hers. Otherwise, avoid this complete clinker like the plague. Or buy it, drool once, then tape over it.


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