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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.more
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Floyd Mutrux
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 9, 2000
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Robert Wuhl
as Newbomb Turk
Leigh French
as Jacqueline Freedman
Randy Gornel
as Wheatly
Gary Graham
as Jimmy Shine
Sandy Helberg
as Officer Clark
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
Bob Drake
as Stunt
Debra Feuer
as Cheetah
Garry Goodrow
as Jack Friedman
Walter Janowitz
as Martin Katzenberg
Mina Kolb
as Dudley's Mother
Bill Lytle
as Tubby's Customer
Arnold McCuller
as Do Wopper
Demetre Phillips
as Newbomb's Brother
Charles Stewart
as Homeowner
Roberta Wallach
as Shirley Weintraub
Al White
as Louis
Otis Young
as Waiter
Chuck Cooper
as Himself
Al Chalk
as Do Wopper
Bill Lytle
as Tubby's Customer
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Critic Reviews for The Hollywood Knights

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 15, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

One horrendous film--a shapeless, formless mess with little story and even less sense.

Full Review… | December 21, 2004

July 29, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

July 25, 2002

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for The Hollywood Knights

The poor man's "American Graffiti," with the cast to prove it. If nothing else, it's impressive how well Pfeiffer recovered after this and "Grease 2." Worth a look for fans of the high school genre and of top 40 oldies, along anyone who thinks a premature ejaculation scene between Robert Wuhl and Fran Drescher in a car sounds like a good time. No one can accuse Floyd Mutrux of not being an eclectic director.


When you see this movie, you will never, ever, hear the song "Volare" again without laughing out loud...

Jim McKinney

i remember watching this movie when i was really i grew up michele phifer went on to make block buster films..a good funny movie ..

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