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Playing for Keeps (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 October 1986 (USA)
Danny, Spikes and Silk have just recently graduated from high school in New York. Danny finds a title deed for a huge house in a small town. He has a dream to turn it into a Rock n' Roll ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Jordano ... Danny
Matthew Penn ... Spikes
Leon W. Grant Leon W. Grant ... Silk
Mary B. Ward Mary B. Ward ... Chloe
Marisa Tomei ... Tracy
Jimmy Baio Jimmy Baio ... Steinberg
Harold Gould ... Rockerfeller
Kim Hauser Kim Hauser ... Marie
Robert Milli Robert Milli ... Cromwell
John Randolph Jones ... Sheriff Billy Sullivan (as John Randolf Jones)
Bruce Kluger Bruce Kluger ... Gene Epstein
Anthony Marciona ... Ronnie Long
Glen Robert Robillard Glen Robert Robillard ... Joel
J.D. Rosenbaum ... Davey Beck
Frank Scasso Frank Scasso ... Van Go-Go


Danny, Spikes and Silk have just recently graduated from high school in New York. Danny finds a title deed for a huge house in a small town. He has a dream to turn it into a Rock n' Roll hotel. The townspeople though are not very welcome to the New Yorkers. With a little help from an aging stockbroker, a local girl, and the "stockholders" (friends from New York), they are able to help Danny pursue his dream. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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It's What You Need to Succeed.




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Release Date:

3 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El caliente otoño del 86 See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


First film directed by Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein. It's the only director credit for Bob, while Harvey would direct another feature, the animated The Gnomes' Great Adventure (1987). See more »


Chloe strips to swim, but moments later you can see she's wearing a white tube-top. See more »


Danny: [after reading a bank loan poster urging to "See Your Bank Buddy!"] Excuse me, I'm looking for my First National Bank Buddy.
Bank Buddy: You sure you don't want your Manhattan Bank Mommy?
Danny: Could I see my buddy please?
Bank Buddy: [sarcastically] I'm your buddy.
Danny: Oh, I expected someone...
Bank Buddy: So did I. So why don't we just make the best we can of a bad situation, shall we? Age?
Danny: Well, its ah...
Bank Buddy: Forget it. Present income?
Danny: Well, its kind of like...
Bank Buddy: Nothing?
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References Psycho (1960) See more »


Performed by China Crisis
Written by China Crisis
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Not filmed in New England!
11 February 2007 | by brgnj94See all my reviews

Yes, it was shot in 1983 in Honesdale PA. The name of the hotel when it was open in real life was Bethany Colony. After it had been closed for awhile it was used by the studio to make this movie. The Honesdale High School senior class were in the movie in the graduation scene. Unfortunately, the studio left the hotel in worse condition than when they found it. I've never seen it but would love to so I am trying to find a copy. Sounds like a DVD version I will never see but luckily I still have a VHS player! I was only 11 when it was filmed but remember the movie being filmed when I lived in Honesdale. Never knew the stars in it or that it was Miramax's first film. I'll have to let the rest of my friends know that.

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