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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:

James Carabatsos (as Jim Carabatsos), Andrew Peter Marin | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Benedict ... Pete Huffman
Melanie Griffith ... Lucy
Rick Podell ... Joe
Randy Brooks ... Ollie
T.K. Carter ... Dee Jay
Kario Salem ... Sheik
Joshua Daniel Joshua Daniel ... Wally
Ralph Seymour ... Zig
Michael Winslow ... Nate
Robert Hegyes ... Tico
Fawne Harriman Fawne Harriman ... Mitzi
Audrey Landers ... Annie Wenders
Mimi Maynard Mimi Maynard ... Madeline
Jerry Orbach ... Herbert Penlittle
Frank Gorshin ... Fred Kruger
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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:

PG | See all certifications »
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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

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Production Co:

Filmways Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Underground Aces
Composed and Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records
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A real curio!
4 July 2002 | by cfc_canSee all my reviews

This was a minor comedy that I'm pretty sure never made it to theatres. It is basically a Car Wash style comedy only with parking valets instead. It may have sat on the shelf for awhile as the opening theme song is very mid-70s ish. Most of the plot deals with the zany PG and PG-13 slapstick shenanigans of the guys and an obligatory romantic subplot involving a shiek masquerading as one of the valets in an attempt to win over a girl. There's plenty of knockabout humor and stunts. What really makes this film a curio is the cast: Dirk Benedict (The A-Team) Melanie Griffith (who would be a major movie star in a few years) Robert Hegyes (Welcome Back Kotter) Frank Gorshin (the Riddler) Michael Winslow (Police Academy,yes he does get to do his sound effects in this movie as well) and TK Carter (Punky Brewster) It's fascinating to see all of these actors together in one movie, mind you, Gorshin has an awful role. Another odd thing is that the actor playing the shiek, who is far less known than the other cast members, seems to get more screen time than them. The film as a whole isn't much and is fairly predictable. Oddly, the film doesn't turn up very often on TV and few seem to remember it, or even know of it's existence. Though no comedy classic, Underground Aces deserves a better fate.


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