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The Party Animal (1984)

Pondo Sinatra is a college boy with a problem: women will have nothing to do with him. It's not that he was raised on a chicken farm and, literally, came to school on the back of a turnip ... See full summary »

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David Beaird

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David Beaird, Alan C. Fox (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Causey Matthew Causey ... Pondo
Timothy Carhart ... Studly (as Tim Carhart)
Jerry Jones Jerry Jones ... Elbow
Robin Harlan Robin Harlan ... Natasha
Frank Galati Frank Galati ... The Professor
Lucy Roucis Lucy Roucis ... Sophia (as Luci Roucis)
Joan Dykman Joan Dykman ... The Nurse
Barbara Baylis Barbara Baylis ... Madame
Frannie James Frannie James ... Dean
Leland Crooke ... Dean's Secretary
Billi Gordon Billi Gordon ... The New Dean
Susanne Ashley Susanne Ashley ... Miranda
Julie Casey Julie Casey
Rachel Frantz Rachel Frantz
Donna Robb Donna Robb
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Storyline

Pondo Sinatra is a college boy with a problem: women will have nothing to do with him. It's not that he was raised on a chicken farm and, literally, came to school on the back of a turnip truck. It's not that he is a virgin and jinxed, and every move he makes around a woman backfires. The problem is that god and heaven have set themselves against Pondo loosing his virginity. That is until Pondo discovers the secret formula to the most powerful aphrodisiac in the world and becomes....... "The Party Animal"! Written by Ernest B. <ernest@bellsouth.net>

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A chemical reaction got him some action! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Campus aphrodisiaque See more »

Filming Locations:

Mount Carroll, Illinois, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film (uncredited) of director Harvey Hart. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Pondo Sinatra: I WANT the M5!
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Alternate Versions

Some music differs between the North American version and the UK video version, particularly in two scenes:
  • 1- When Pondo is at the male strip club, the song playing in the North American version is "Roman Gods" by The Fleshtones, and in the UK version it's "Radio Free Europe" by R.E.M.
  • 2-When Pondo is at the sex shop and the two clerks are talking about missiles, there is no music playing in the North American version, but in the UK version, there's a reprise of "Radio Free Europe".
  • Therefore, R.E.M.'s "Radio Free Europe" does not appear in the North American version, yet is still listed in the end credits.
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Connections

References American Gigolo (1980) See more »

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No Peace Through Chemistry
Performed by The New Marines
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Nothing But a Hound Dog
7 July 2017 | by sol-See all my reviews

Desperate to lose his virginity, a youth from rural Canada goes to extraordinary lengths to get laid in this wacky college comedy with a difference. While the film is let down by annoying stereotypes and too many flatulence gags, it is boosted by a pseudo-documentary narrative style. The film opens with multiple interviews as various individuals comment on how they knew the protagonist when he was still a fumbling fool and before he became famous, which adds a nice sense of mystery to the proceedings as we wait to see what exactly brought about this fame. It is an up and down ride; lead actor Matthew Causey is downright annoying at times with his over-the-top awkwardness around women, but he is very funny at other points (look out for an extended segment in which he is made up to look like a punk rocker). His ventures in an adult shop also lead to some truly uncanny moments as the toys there baffle him and as the shop owner has a penchant for speaking like Marlon Brando. Some of the dialogue is highly memorable too; "get used to it!" exclaims one young woman after Causey pounces on her, crying "but I'm a virgin". And there is the line "hound dog's gonna eat that pussy!" - which really needs to be heard in context to be appreciated. 'The Party Animal' is certainly a bit of a mixed bag, but the highlights are ultimately what stick around in the mind.


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