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Starhops (1978)

PG | | Comedy | 8 March 1978 (USA)
Three carhops try to help save a failing drive-in restaurant.

Director:

Barbara Peeters

Writer:

Stephanie Rothman (as Dallas Meredith)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dorothy Buhrman Dorothy Buhrman ... Danielle
Sterling Frazier Sterling Frazier ... Cupcake
Jillian Kesner ... Angel
Peter Liapis ... Ron (as Peter Paul Liapis)
Anthony Mannino Anthony Mannino ... Kong
Paul Ryan ... Norman
Al Hopson Al Hopson ... Carter Axe
Dick Miller ... Jerry
Don Maxwell ... Mr. Gries
Benjamin Stewart Benjamin Stewart ... Sadowski
Larry Robb Larry Robb ... Mad Dog
Stuart I. Berton Stuart I. Berton ... Inspector (as Stuart Berton)
Matthew Bright ... Customer
Robert P. Lieb Robert P. Lieb ... Sam (as Robert Lieb)
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Storyline

Angel, Cupcake and Danielle are two carhops and a French Chef who take over operations of a failing drive-in burger joint. Together they use their good looks and better sense to turn it into a thriving business. An oil tycoon named Carter Axe has other plans for them, though. With his focus set on obtaining the land under the drive-in so that he can bulldoze it and build a giant gas station at that location, he sends a group of thugs to pressure the ladies.

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They Do It All For You! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Starhops was originally rated PG. In order to reach a different audience, the distributors added more explicit language and the film was re-rated as an R. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Starhops
Written by Adrienne Lee Clement
Performed by Addi
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Good movie, I like it!
18 October 2015 | by jayzeefilmsSee all my reviews

"Starhops" is a comedy movie about a trio of pretty young women which would be Angel and Cupcake, a blonde and a redhead, and Danielle, a French lady who became a friend and cook for Angel and Cupcake's new fast-food drive-in restaurant which was almost abandoned by Jerry, who quit after working for so long as the manager. The female trio must keep the business rolling before the wicked boss of an oil company, Carter Axe, destroys the restaurant. His son Norman, who is not-so-mean, befriends with Angel, Cupcake and Danielle. Another guy, named Kong, barges into the restaurant to steal food, but is later in love with Danielle, and joins the merry group. Good story, awesome characters, funny moments, catchy theme song, and satisfactory photography. Love the crummy 16mm print of the movie, since it is an exploitation movie. The only problems with the movie is that there were scenes that might be too long, slow-paced, or unnecessary, and strange placements of music. Sure, the production quality is obviously poor, but that's what makes it likable, it's still a fine film. I would recommend it. It's so underrated! Not only should people know about "Starhops", but they should enjoy it as well. There needs to be a fan-base/cult following. I'm one of the very few people who actually praises this flick.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curb Service See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Mono

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