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Racquet (1979)

R | | Comedy, Sport | June 1979 (USA)
Centred around a former tennis champ who swings with the girls and volleying straight sets with the rich and famous while set on owning his own tennis court.


David Winters


Steve Michaels (screenplay), Earle Doud (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bert Convy ... Tommy Everett
Lynda Day George ... Monica Gordon
Edie Adams ... Leslie Sargent
Phil Silvers ... Arthur Sargent
Bobby Riggs ... Charlie
Tanya Roberts ... Bambi
Bruce Kimmel Bruce Kimmel ... Arnold
Dorothy Konrad Dorothy Konrad ... Mrs. Kaufman
Björn Borg ... Himself
Monti Rock III Monti Rock III ... Scotty
Katherine Moffat ... Melissa (as Kitty Ruth)
Susan Tyrrell ... Miss Baxter
Dick Yarmy Dick Yarmy ... Cab Driver
Bob Basso Bob Basso ... Al
Charlie Tuna Charlie Tuna ... T.V. Announcer


Centred around a former tennis champ who swings with the girls and volleying straight sets with the rich and famous while set on owning his own tennis court.

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tennis | independent film | See All (2) »


A well-strung comedy. See more »


Comedy | Sport


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Release Date:

June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Erävoitto vuoteessa See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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The film features real life tennis pros Björn Borg, Bobby Riggs and Ilie Nastase. See more »


When Tommy Everett and Monica Gordon drive from Malibu to the tennis tournament in Big Sur they would have to drive north along the Pacific Coast Highway to get there. However the film footage shows them driving on the ocean side of the road -which is the southbound direction headed away from Big Sur. See more »


Tommy: Oh yeah, I almost forgot, who am I next Saturday?
Leslie: Your Evel Knievel.
Tommy: And who are you gonna be?
Leslie: The Grand Canyon.
Tommy: [after shutting the door] You sure are.
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Music by Michel Rubini
Lyrics by Guy Finley
Vocal Performed by Guy Finley
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Not Bert Convy's finest hour (I'm not sure what WOULD be his finest hour)
13 March 2002 | by Movie-RobotSee all my reviews

This "film" is actually too lovably bad to actually hate. But that doesn't mean I could watch it without being bound to a couch with a rope. If you've seen the mediocre-to-bad "Lifeguard" starring Sam Elliott, replace the world of lifeguarding with the ultra-competitive lifestyle of club tennis-pros and replace Elliott with Bert Convy (of TV's "Tattletales" fame).

The sight of Convy jumping over the net in too-white and too-small tennis shorts to congratulate Bjorn Borg on a game well-played is an image I have never been able to shake.

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