Playing for Keeps (1986)

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In this comedy drama, three exuberant high-school graduates finally find a direction in life when they decide to fix-up a ramshackle Catskill resort and turn it into a little slice of rock & roll heaven for teens. They work hard to make the repairs and pay the over $8,000 in back taxes. When locals hear of their plans, they misunderstand and try to stop the young men as do wicked industrialists and the corrupt president of the town council who want to use the locale to dump toxic wastes. The … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jeremy Leven, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 12, 2003
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

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as Gene Epstein

as Ronnie Long

as Davey Beck

as Van Go Go

as Larry Diamond

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as Diner Customer

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as Chief Deputy

as Mint Buyer

as Executive

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as Kidnaped Priest

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as Chief Deputy

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as Mr. Hatcher

as Employment Counselor

as Employment Counselor

as Danny's Mom

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as Silk's Fantasy Dance...

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as Phone Caller

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as Supermarket Checker

as Kidnaped Priest

as Banker Williams

as 78-Pound Lady

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as Backhoe Driver

as Irate Bank Customer

as Art Lewis

as Principal Canelli

as Lady Who Finds Cheap...

as Bank Buddy

as Paint Store Salesman

as Claiborne

as Steinberg's Priest

as Danny's 1st Girl Fri...

as Equipment Store Mana...

as Head Flyer

as Supermarket Manager

as Mint Buyer

as Keyboard Player, Sil...

as Drummer, Silk's Band

as Man with Dog

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An interesting teen movie from the 80s, not one of the best, but it's not one of the worst either. I saw it on TV a while ago, and it was okay.

ajv2688
Aj V

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Playing for Keeps (1986) -- [4.0] -- Miramax moguls Bob and Harvey Weinstein directed and cowrote this uninspired teen comedy about three high school graduates who transform a dilapidated bed & breakfast into a hip & happening getaway for young people. It's like leftovers from half a dozen John Hughes and John Cusack movies.

One of my least favorite movies of all time. The story is horrible just like the actors. Daniel Penn looks like a guy with down syndrome. The only part I found interesting when I was a teen is the part where Marissa Tomei takes her top off for a split second to go skinny dipping. The soundtrack is attrocious with only two good songs that are only featured at the end during credits-Julian Lennon doing Stand By Me and Peter Frampton doing a great song written for the movie called Distant Drums.

Final Answer: Avoid like the plaque!

Steveamerica29
Steve America

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