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Private Resort (1985)

R | | Comedy | 3 May 1985 (USA)
The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

Director:

George Bowers

Writers:

Gordon Mitchell (screenplay), Ken Segall (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Morrow ... Ben
Johnny Depp ... Jack
Emily Longstreth ... Patti
Karyn O'Bryan ... Dana
Hector Elizondo ... The Maestro
Dody Goodman ... Mrs. Rawlings
Tony Azito Tony Azito ... Reeves
Hilary Shepard ... Shirley (as Hilary Shapiro)
Leslie Easterbrook ... Bobbie Sue
Michael Bowen ... Scott
Lisa London ... Alice
Andrew Dice Clay ... Curt (as Andrew Clay)
Ronald E. House Ronald E. House ... The Barber (as Ron House)
Christopher Wynne Christopher Wynne ... Mike (as Greg Wynne)
Nora Gaye Nora Gaye ... Kelly
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Storyline

The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Spend a weekend with no reservations! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Club See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$163,704, 5 May 1985

Gross USA:

$331,816

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$331,816
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leslie Easterbrook says she had it in her contract to only expose her behind in this film. But the producers convinced her to wear a sheer negligee that left little to the imagination, when filmed under bright lights. See more »

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Quotes

Shirley: Oh, thank you, Baba Rama Nana!
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Entertaining sex comedy - it is what it is. Plus, take in Johnny Depp before he was famous.
6 August 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

I knew nothing of this film before I saw it. It was a free "On Demand" film from Comcast. I didn't even know Johnny Depp was in it. I thought the plot description (which was vague) sounded like every other girl-crazy sex comedy released after "Animal House," and I got what I expected.

To be fair this is entertaining. No, it's not a great movie. It's not very well made. It's crude. It's sexist. It's all about sex.

But that's exactly what it's supposed to be. Graded by the standards of its genre, it works.

It's about two kids (one of whom is played by Johnny Depp) who gain access to a private resort in the middle of the Caribbean (presumably). There's no backdrop. We don't even know how they got in to the resort. And they look about 16, so it's odd to see them going after women in their 30s and 40s (sometimes succeeding).

Depp wasn't famous yet (correct me if I'm wrong but this was his first starring role in a film to speak of?) and this certainly didn't help boost his career (he took a considerably smaller role in Oliver Stone's "Platoon" the year after) but he displays charisma and good charm that would carry on into his later movies.

The film's take-it-as-it-is attitude makes it entertaining. It's a simple sex comedy with crude laughs and running gags, a lot of which aren't very funny, a few of which are, almost all of which are at the least amusing.

Worth catching if you see it on cable some time.


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