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Fraternity Vacation (1985)

R | | Comedy | 12 April 1985 (USA)
Theta Pi Gamma fraternity's newest pledge--a gawky, innocent, and utterly uncool bookworm--and two of his self-confident fraternity brothers embark on a week-long vacation in Palm Springs. Can they transform him into a real Casanova?

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James Frawley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Geoffreys ... Wendell Tvedt
Sheree J. Wilson ... Ashley Taylor
Cameron Dye ... Joe Gillespie
Leigh McCloskey ... Charles 'Chas' Lawlor III
Tim Robbins ... Larry 'Mother' Tucker
Matt McCoy ... J.C. Springer
Amanda Bearse ... Nicole Ferret
John Vernon ... Chief Ferret
Nita Talbot ... Mrs. Ferret
Barbara Crampton ... Chrissie
Kathleen Kinmont ... Marianne
Max Wright ... Millard Tvedt
Julie Payne Julie Payne ... Naomi Tvedt
Franklyn Ajaye ... Harry
Charles Rocket ... Madman Mac
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Storyline

A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can help his son find a girl. They meet two guys from a rival fraternity, and make a bet on who can nail the Designated Babe first. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Meet Wendell Tvedt. Would you believe he's about to become America's #1 hunk? What happens to him, could happen to you! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Written and filmed under the title "Wendell" before being changed to "Fraternity Vacation". See more »

Goofs

In the second to last scene, when the 5 teens moon Wendell's parents, when seen from the front, the 2 girls are beside each other and when seen from behind, they are separated by one of the guys. See more »

Quotes

Chief Ferret: Nelson, call in the National Guard!
Nicole Ferret: Daddy?
Chief Ferret: Not now sweetheart, Daddy's busy.
Nicole Ferret: Let them go!
Chief Ferret: What?
Nicole Ferret: I said let them go, please?
Chief Ferret: Absolutely not! It's out of the question!
Nicole Ferret: If you don't let them go, I will never ever speak to you again!
Chief Ferret: Aw, sweetheart!
Nicole Ferret: ...and I'll marry a Democrat!
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Alternate Versions

The version that HBO aired in the late '80s had Wendell singing "When the Saints Go Marching In" rather than "Danke Schoen" to Nicole on the bed. See more »


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CRUEL SUMMER
Written by Sara Dallin (as S. Dallin), Siobhan Fahey (as S.Fahey), Steve Jolley (as S.Jolley), Tony Swain (as T. Swain) and Keren Woodward (as K. Woodward)
Performed by Bananarama
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects
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Worth a watch for the cast alone.
9 November 2019 | by snatanic-878-930756See all my reviews

When I found this movie at a local pawn shop for a buck, I was really surprised I had never heard of an 80's sex comedy that had the likes of Tim Robbins, Stephen Geoffreys, Amanda Bearse, Barbara Crampton, Kathleen Kinmont and John Vernon in it.

While it has a great cast, I found the film to be mediocre in general. I got a few good laughs out of it, but I have seen many other sex comedies from this era which were way funnier and memorable. Though I will say the shared topless scene between Kinmont and Crampton is worth the price of admission alone.

If you're a fan of dumb 80's comedies loaded with beers and babes, you could do much worse than this, but you could also do a little better.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wendell See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,023,186, 14 April 1985

Gross USA:

$3,333,306

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,333,306
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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