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Hardbodies (1984)

R | | Comedy | 4 May 1984 (USA)
Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Griffiths

Writers:

Steve Greene (screenplay), Eric Alter (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Cramer ... Scotty
Teal Roberts ... Kristi
Gary Wood ... Hunter
Michael Rapport ... Rounder
Sorrells Pickard Sorrells Pickard ... Ashby
Roberta Collins ... Lana
Cindy Silver Cindy Silver ... Kimberly
Courtney Gains ... Rag (as Courtney Gaines)
Kristi Somers ... Michelle
Crystal Shaw Martell ... Candy (as Crystal Shaw)
Darcy DeMoss ... Dede
Antony Ponzini ... Rocco (as Anthony Ponzini)
Marvin Katzoff Marvin Katzoff ... Dorky Geek
Kip Waldo Kip Waldo ... Head Geek
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... Landlord
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Storyline

Three middle-aged daddies visit California to have a marvelous time at the beach. When they learn that a nice apartment and an expensive cabriolet isn't enough for them to score with the chicks, they employ a student to help them. At first he's as disgusted of them and his job as his girlfriend, but soon they find out how to use the situation to everyone's benefit. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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If you don't know what they are, you don't know what you're missing.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras no Paraíso See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,684,599, 6 May 1984

Gross USA:

$7,121,719
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Eric Alter said of this film: "These guys are in their early 40s, successful and divorced. They spent their entire lives looking at these great girls and decided to finally do something about it. So they take all their money and invest it in a totally new lifestyle. They applied to dating the very same business tactics that helped them become financially successful. But there was still something missing and that's where Scotty comes in. He was like a magnet to girls. So they all made a little deal and, boom, they were in business!". See more »

Goofs

Kimberley sits down on the patio chaisse-lounge twice. See more »

Quotes

Scotty Palmer: Be Scottitfitous, buddy.
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Soundtracks

Tearin' Me Up
Written by Nancy Shanks & Guy Thomas
Performed by Nancy Shanks
(Zip to Hip Music, BMI/Southshore Music, BMI)
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Last Of The Late Great Beach Movies!
29 August 2002 | by dgordon-1See all my reviews

This movie has always been a strong favourite of mine. Everything from the California sunshine, to the funny storyline & characters is what gives this movie such a great appeal. Since the other reviewers have mentioned the plotline, I'm not going to mention it again. This movie has a nice flow to it which makes it an entertaining hour and thirty-minutes. I really liked this movie when it came out at the theatres in the summer of '84, and I still love it today, not only for the story but for the pure '80s nostalgia of it all. Five years before "California Dreaming" was released, but it didn't catch the same vibe that "Hardbodies" did, even though it was a good movie in it's own right. I bought a VHS copy of "Hardbodies" two years ago, and it's been a replayable & enjoyable addition to my library. I would really like to see this movie released on DVD someday.


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