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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Many movie posters for the film feature the picture's "Hardbodies" title logo formed from squeezing a tube of white suntan cream onto the frontal suntanned hard body stomach of a woman wearing a white bikini two-piece swimsuit. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Scotty Palmer: My friend Rag here, he's multilingual. He's flipping you off in 48 languages
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Soundtracks

Lies
Written by Marc Tanner, Ed Tree, Mark Greene, Joe Romersa
Performed by The Marc Tanner Band
(Otherwise Publishing, ASCOT)
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Above Average T&A Comedy
15 July 2011 | by gerard-21See all my reviews

First saw this on HBO numerous times in the mid-1980s. Didn't see it again until recently, and I have to say it holds up pretty well. Decent plot, passable acting and plenty of eye candy. The odd thing is, this low-budget movie, comprised of unknowns and just a T&A sexploitation flick, holds together better than many contemporary big budget star comedies, such as Grown-ups or Hot Tub Time Machine. There is more cause and effect here than in either of those two current movies. Meaning, instead of starting with an idea and then just moving from one comic vinette to another, the actions of the characters are actually germaine to the plot throughout the movie. The movie breezes along, but keeps the viewer interested the whole time.


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