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Screwball Hotel (1988)

R | | Comedy | 9 December 1988 (USA)
Three boys drop out of military school. They get jobs working at a hotel, but it's about to go under. They decide to help the owner raise enough money to stay in business. They prove that ... See full summary »

Director:

Rafal Zielinski

Writers:

B.K. Roderick (screenplay), Charlie Wiener (screenplay) (as Charles Wiener) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Bendetti ... Mike
Andrew Zeller Andrew Zeller ... Herbie
Jeff Greenman Jeff Greenman ... Norman
Lori Deann Pallett Lori Deann Pallett ... Candy
Kelly Monteith Kelly Monteith ... Mr. Ebell
Charles Ballinger Charles Ballinger ... Mr. Stomer
Ishah Laurah Wright Ishah Laurah Wright ... Miss Walsh (as Laurah Guillen)
Theresa Bell ... Mrs. Perkins
Corinne Wahl Corinne Wahl ... Cherry Amour (as Corinne Alphen)
Jack Dillard Jack Dillard ... Mr. Spaulding (as Jack L. Dillard)
Richard Norris Richard Norris ... Sam Morgan
Peter Bellnier Peter Bellnier ... Mr. Ferguson
Tina Bayne ... Mrs. Abercrombie
Violet I. Turo Violet I. Turo ... Sweet Old Lady
Tom Sobeck Tom Sobeck ... Mafia Man No. 1
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Storyline

Three boys drop out of military school. They get jobs working at a hotel, but it's about to go under. They decide to help the owner raise enough money to stay in business. They prove that sex sells by holding "Miss Purity Pageant" starring some of the females staying at the hotel. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Please do not disturb the guests... They already are!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Che fatica ragazzi! See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Avatar Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Is the 3rd and final film in the Screwballs (1983) franchise. Loose Screws (1985) See more »

Goofs

When the boys from the East Point Military Academy shoot a grappling hook into the window, you can see the guide wire it travels on. You can also see the hole that was precut into the painting that the guide wire passes through. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Cobra (1986) See more »

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The End of The Eighties...
16 January 2010 | by bml84See all my reviews

Its hard to pin down the beginning or end of any Era, but this film pretty much signals the end of the Glam 80's, imploding under the weight of Big Hair, Padded Shoulders and the plastic emotions of the decade of sleazy innocence. Every cliché' of the age seems gathered together for dismal effect. It seems to be a parody of itself, as if realising that the decade it portrays is already in decay.

Not that any insight was in the mind of anyone making this garbage.

In a mild touch of irony, Kelly Monteith was, surprisingly, really big in the UK with his BBC2 show in the early 80's. His mixture of skits and talking to the audience were cutting edge comedy at the time. Breaking the 'Fourth Wall' ushered in a new comedic style.

And this is how it ended. Who would have figured Mr Monteith as the barometer of a cultural Era?


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