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Underground Aces (1981)

PG | | Comedy | January 1981 (USA)
The escapades of a crew of zany parking lot attendants.

Director:

Robert Butler

Writers:

Lenore Wright, James Carabatsos (as Jim Carabatsos) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Benedict ... Pete Huffman
T.K. Carter ... Dee Jay
Robert Hegyes ... Tico
Rick Podell ... Joe
Michael Winslow ... Nate
Kario Salem ... Sheik
Ralph Seymour ... Zig
Randy Brooks ... Ollie
Joshua Daniel Joshua Daniel ... Wally
Sid Haig ... Faoud
Jerry Orbach ... Herbert Penlittle
Melanie Griffith ... Lucy
Audrey Landers ... Annie Wenders
Fawne Harriman Fawne Harriman ... Mitzi
Mimi Maynard ... Madeline
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The escapades of a crew of zany parking lot attendants.

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They'll park your car where the sun never shines! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Though it was five years before Wes Craven's A Nightmare On Elm Street, there's still pop culture irony that the film's antagonist (a security chief played by Frank Gorshin) is named Fred Kruger. See more »

Quotes

Pete Huffman: Bernie, ask her is she loves you.
Sheik: I couldn't.
Pete Huffman: [takes off his cap] Bernie, this is America.
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Connections

References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Underground Aces
Composed and Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records
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"Yo wonderbread! Follow this if you can"
9 December 2014 | by csweetleaf2See all my reviews

"Underground Aces" had some good moments but there were some scenes that went on too long and some of the acting in the movie was second rate, fortunately the good moments outweigh the scenes that dragged and there were some good performances by Dirk Benedict, Melanie Griffith (before she became a household name), Robert Hegyes, Jerry Orbach and Frank Gorshin, some of my favorite moments of this movie includes them driving erratically in the hotel parking lot, bowling balls falling out of the back of a car, them reassembling a car at a fast pace, the Blitz night scene and the finale scene (won't give that away), this movie is similar to the better known "Car Wash" but they have parking lot attendants instead of car washing attendants, overall I give this movie a 6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Escapada See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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