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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 »

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

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

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When one of the East Point Military boys lights a small blow torch you can hear a strong blow torch sound, but for a moment there is simply a weak flame similar to what a match would produce. See more »

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References Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) See more »

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I remember it being so.....
16 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that seemed to run non stop back during the early days of HBO. Most people today don't realize that HBO used to be just like what Cinemax Late Night is today, it was non-stop T&A. As a young whipper snapper, I used to stay up late at night to watch movies like this. Screwball Hotel is your standard jiggle movie. Three screw-ups get fired from their lousy jobs, and end up working at a hotel. During the course of the movie they have many run in's with the hotel's guests, resulting in a few crazy and sexy situations.

However, what I remember most about this movie is the ending. Somehow some kind of drug gets let loose in the air conditioning vents, and ends up being inhaled with some beauty queens getting ready for a beauty contest being held at the hotel. Of course, the drug turns them all into hot to trot horn dogs. During the last scene, the girls perform a heavy metal ballad, recite a dirty poem, and end it all by tearing off each other's clothes. Back when I was a kid, I thought this was the sexiest movie I had ever seen.

Despite this movie's rating, I don't remember any nudity or actual sex scenes. However, the last time I saw this movie Reagan was in the White House, so my memory might be fuzzy. My review is written with high hopes. This is one of those movies that helped to bring me through puberty with ease, and for that I will be forever grateful. But, I can not advise that you see this movie. While to a little kid this movie is hot stuff, but to adults, it is a relic of 1980's cinema. Today's cynical audience will look down their nose at this movie and smirk and wonder how young members of Gen-X ever lived through the 80s. But, to us aged punk kids, this movie is a treasured memory that is best left in the back of the video store where it belongs.

Let us hope that there will never be a DVD release of this movie, because if there was then people's decent over this movie would grow even louder.


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