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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

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
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El caliente otoño del 86 See more »

Filming Locations:

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Gross USA:

$2,669,366
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the earliest known episodes of sexual harassment by producer Harvey Weinstein happened during the pre-production of Playing for Keeps (1986): "In 1984, when Tomi-Ann Roberts was a 20-year-old college junior, she waited tables in New York one summer and hoped to start an acting career. Mr. Weinstein, one of her customers, urged her to audition for a movie that he and his brother were planning to direct. He sent scripts, then asked her to meet him where he was staying so they could discuss the film, she said in an email and a telephone interview. When she arrived, he was nude in the bathtub, she recalled. He told her that she would give a much better audition if she were comfortable "getting naked in front of him," too, because the character she might play would have a topless scene. If she could not bare her breasts in private, she would not be able to do it on film, Ms. Roberts recalled Mr. Weinstein saying. (...) Ms. Roberts remembers apologizing on the way out, telling Mr. Weinstein that she was too prudish to go along. Later, she felt that he had manipulated her by feigning professional interest in her, and she doubted that she had ever been under serious consideration. (...) Today she is a psychology professor at Colorado College, researching sexual objectification, an interest she traces back in part to that long-ago encounter." [New York Times, Oct.10, 2017] See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Connections

Features Kozmik Krooz'r (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

THESE DREAMS OF YOU
Performed by Anna Pepper
Written by Anna Pepper
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Hey, you guys are pretty harsh on my first movie!
6 December 2004 | by rwalkersSee all my reviews

As a senior at a college in northeastern Pennsylvania, I accepted the opportunity to be an "extra" in a movie being shot in Honesdale, PA. Well, guess which movie it was - you got it - "Playing for Keeps"! I don't think I've told anyone I was ever in it (except my wife) as I'm sure I don't want them seeing it! We spent the day there - mostly outside in the cold, and shot 1 scene - the final scene where the guy comes back from jail - for the night. I thought I performed well, and am still waiting for my credit! (And the lunch that was promised!) Was a fun experience - haven't seen it in years - guess I've gotta get a copy! Actually don't remember seeing Marisa, but do remember hanging around with some of the other cast members during the unbelievably long down-time. Guess that's why they call it work...


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