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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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Astronomy major Wendell Tvedt has studied galaxies, charted planets and pondered the universe. But in Palm Springs, he'll encounter his first full moon. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

A naked Chrissie exchanged a glance with a naked Marianne as she conveyed the message that their prank on them having herpes to Mother and Joe had worked due to the boys attempting to run away from them although Marianne looked visibly hurt by this rejection. See more »

Goofs

After Larry and Joe drink beers and eavesdrop Wendell they exit the room, and a crew member can be seen jumping out of the frame on the right. 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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Referenced in The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Castle Freak (2019) See more »

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PHYSICAL ATTRACTION
Written by Reggie Lucas
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The title is enough to understand what this movie is about.
13 July 2004 | by IdolprincessSee all my reviews

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen, yet it was still entertaining. It represents everything that was bad in the 80's: sex comedies, college or high school related "exploitation" movies, "resort" movies. To some people it might be "delightfully" bad. This is why I'm not going to completely diss this goofy movie.

You know the plot, you've seen it in other movies of this genre. A group of college kids are going on a vacation with only one thing on their mind: sex. The rest of the movie is just useless frills. What makes this movie so appealing [ yeah, there is some kind of appeal to it.. ] is the fact that it's so goofy and stupid. If this movie was made today, it would probably be offensive.

Oh, another good point: the main character who is a shy innocent charming nerd who doesn't know much about girls. [ aww ]

If you just want an awful movie to watch with your friends and laugh at, this might be a good choice.


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