The Hollywood Knights (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hollywood Knights (1980)




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Fran Drescher, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tony Danza are the most notable aspects of this forgettable teen drama that features a gang of youths in a car club who decide to battle it out with the establishment in Beverly Hills. It seems their favorite haunt, the last drive-in restaurant in the neighborhood, has been forced to close. Their rebellion is marked by tactics that might be embarrassing to any serious rebels: they turn a high school banner into an X-rated statement, sabotage a police car, ruin a manicured garden, and urinate in a punch bowl. These shenanigans take place on Halloween in 1965, a time when practical jokes are usually in the hands of elementary school kids -- and that level of maturity is maintained here.
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Tony Danza
as Duke
Robert Wuhl
as Newbomb Turk
Leigh French
as Jacqueline Freedman
Randy Gornel
as Wheatly
Gary Graham
as Jimmy Shine
Sandy Helberg
as Officer Clark
James Jeter
as Smitty
Stuart Pankin
as Dudley Laywicker
P.R. Paul
as Simpson
Jerry Brutsche
as Driving Instructor
Joey Camen
as Pledge
T.K. Carter
as Do Wopper
Al Chalk
as Do Wopper
Daniel Davies
as Pledge
Bob Drake
as Stunt
Moosie Drier
as Moosie
Debra Feuer
as Cheetah
Garry Goodrow
as Jack Friedman
Ken Hixon
as Dark
Walter Janowitz
as Martin Katzenberg
Mina Kolb
as Dudley's Mother
Norman Lee
as Cobra
Bill Lytle
as Tubby's Customer
Demetre Phillips
as Newbomb's Brother
Charles Stewart
as Homeowner
Roberta Wallach
as Shirley Weintraub
Al White
as Louis
Glenn Withrow
as Shorty
Otis Young
as Waiter
Chuck Cooper
as Himself
Harvey Miller
as Dr. J.
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Critic Reviews for The Hollywood Knights

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Far from showing continued promise, Mutrux has now identified himself as a kind of untutored, remedical-school imitator of George Lucas.

Full Review… | December 18, 2015
Washington Post
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One horrendous film--a shapeless, formless mess with little story and even less sense.

Full Review… | December 21, 2004

Audience Reviews for The Hollywood Knights


It's of course a rip off of American Graffiti, but doesn't have the charm or staying power. Don't look for much of Tony Danza or Michelle Pfeiffer.

Darrell Byrd
Darrell Byrd

Forgettable and best forgotten. Should have been rejected based on the character names alone. Yet, something endearing enough to garner 3.5/5 from over 3,000 RT users.

Brian Krezman
Brian Krezman

"You squirrels better have some nuts in your mouth!"I loved this movie! Reminded me of Porky's and at times funnier. They could have done away with Tony Danza's role but what the hell. Newbomb Turk was hilarious!

Zach Turner
Zach Turner

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