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Casual Sex? (1988)

R | | Comedy | 22 April 1988 (USA)
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While attending a singles retreat, two female friends-- one promiscuous, the other unlucky with men-- share their philosophies on love, sex, men, and dating in the wake of the 1980s AIDS epidemic.

Director:

Geneviève Robert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lea Thompson ... Stacy
Victoria Jackson ... Melissa
Stephen Shellen ... Nick
Jerry Levine ... Jamie
Andrew Dice Clay ... Vinny
Mary Gross ... Ilene
Valerie Breiman ... Megan
Peter Dvorsky ... Matthew
David Sargent David Sargent ... Frankie
Cynthia Phillips Cynthia Phillips ... Ann
Don Woodard Don Woodard ... Gary
Danny Breen Danny Breen ... Dr. Goodman
Bruce Abbott ... Keith
Susan Ann Connor Susan Ann Connor ... Dierdre
Dan Woren ... Clerk
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Storyline

Two girls go away to a holiday resort looking for a change of pace, hoping to meet some nice men for a change. They discover that they can't find the perfect man, and this forces them to reconsider thei attitudes to men in general. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Stacy and Melissa are about to discover a new four-letter word for sex in the '80s... Help! See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alkalom szüli a szexet See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$12,277,096
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Jascat,Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (Cinemax)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Andrew Dice Clay vocally received an 'introducing' credit during the film's trailer despite the fact that Clay had appeared previously in six feature films. See more »

Goofs

During the scene with Melissa at the doctor's office, when she is being told of all the afflictions she has, the doctor incorrectly calls the AIDS virus "Acute Immune Deficiency Syndrome" instead of its correct label of "Acquired Immunnodeficiency Syndrome." See more »

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[Narrating as we see an image of Melissa as Marilyn Monroe on the subway vent in [link=tt0048605].]
Melissa: Just once I'd like to wear a sexy white dress blowing all around me and not have men run away screaming. Just once I'd like to have the kind of sexual experience where you don't have to go to the bathroom and cry afterwards.
Stacy: I bet Marilyn cried in the bathroom after sex, probably more than once. Everyone does.
Melissa: Men too?
Stacy: They can't. They're asleep.
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Connections

Referenced in Without Walls: Sexual Intercourse Began in 1963 (1990) See more »

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Performed by David Johansen (as Buster Poindexter)
Written by Arrow
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When sex is anything BUT casual!
25 July 2003 | by Amy AdlerSee all my reviews

Near the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, Stacy (Lea Thompson) and Melissa (Victoria Jackson) plan a vacation at a health spa to find a "safe" guy to date and/or marry. Stacy has, as they say, "been around"; Melissa is more of a novice in the world of men. Right away, they run into obnoxious Vinny, who displeases them both and makes them doubt if they are going about things the right way. Things improve. In between classes of exercise, Stacy hooks up with Nick, a spa employee who sings at the social gatherings. Melissa, too, earns the attention of good guy Jamie, a massage therapist. Will there be any obstacles on the path to true love? Of course!

This is a genuinely funny movie about sex, told from a woman's viewpoint. There are some great speeches about the mysterious ways of men and women, offered by Stacy and Melissa. Scenes at the spa are both entertaining and lovely to look upon. Then, too, Andrew Dice Clay, as Vinny, gives a performance that sizzles and surprises with its ever-growing sincerity. Viewers who think they've seen every decent romantic comedy will have missed something special if they pass this one by. Hopefully, video stores and libraries will still have a copy of this nice film in stock.


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