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The Hollywood Knights (1980)

R | | Comedy | 30 May 1980 (USA)
Led by their comedic leader, Turk, the Hollywood Knights car club raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from chaotic pranks, drag racing and high school ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius Averitt Julius Averitt ... Earle
Steve Ballard Steve Ballard ... Mechanic
Phil Berle Phil Berle ... Homeowner
Mike Binder ... Pledge (as Michael Binder)
Herbert Bress Herbert Bress ... Homeowner
Jerry Brutsche ... Driving Instructor
Joey Camen ... Pledge
T.K. Carter ... Do Wopper
Al Chalk ... Do Wopper
Dawn Clark Dawn Clark ... PomPom Girl
Chuck Cooper ... Himself
Tony Danza ... Duke
Daniel Davies Daniel Davies ... Pledge
Denyse Diane Denyse Diane ... Homeowner
Michele Drake ... Cheerleader


Led by their comedic leader, Turk, the Hollywood Knights car club raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from chaotic pranks, drag racing and high school love. Written by Jeff Ruebel <riptide@one.net>

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Beverly Hills and the civilized world will never forget them. See more »




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Release Date:

30 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blondiner på bagsædet See more »


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Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Herb Azoff was a friend of the director's so he named the caterers for the dance "AZOFFS CATERING". See more »


When Newbomb is making the tape in the girls bathroom he says "...Tubby's drive in." Yet when it is played at the party the tape has added dialog. It now says, "...Tubby's drive in this Halloween night." See more »


Officer Clark: [to Duke at a traffic light] OK asshole, pull this yellow piece of shit around the corner here... you got me? Hear that? Move it!... Right now, asshole!
[Duke dumps the clutch and burns away from the traffic stop, leaving Clark looking confused]
Wheatly: [yells out the window of his GTO as they pass Clark still in the street] Hey Officer Clark, are you lost or something?
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Grease 2 (2016) See more »


Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
Performed by Martha & The Vandellas
Courtesy of Motown Recording Corporation
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Don't drink the punch--pass it on!
30 March 2004 | by hollandscometSee all my reviews

'Hollywood Knights' was one of my earliest memories of my cable TV viewing days back in the mid-'80s, and is still a favorite of mine, in spite of its flaws. As noted in other posts here, it's sort of the "poor man's" 'American Graffiti/Animal House'--a "guilty pleasure" that you shouldn't have to apologize for enjoying!

'Knights' is far from the greatest flick ever made, but it definitely has its moments--despite having Tony Danza in it! To this day, I cannot hear the song "Volaré" without thinking of Newbomb Turk flaunting his flatulence in the gym--not to mention the cheerleader who forgot her underwear!

There is one major factual error in the film that has always driven me nuts, though: the scene in the garage where Danza unveils the 8-track player in the hot rod and pops in the tape of the Mamas & Papas doing "California Dreamin'" Great moment, but just one problem: the movie is set on Halloween night, 1965, and "California Dreamin'" wasn't released until early, '66!

Nonetheless, cool cars, cute chicks and great music abound throughout the film, and it's one of those movies that you just can't seem to turn off, regardless of how many times you've seen it. I'm looking forward to seeing it on DVD.

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