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Private Resort (1985)

R | | Comedy | 3 May 1985 (USA)
The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

Director:

George Bowers

Writers:

Gordon Mitchell (screenplay), Ken Segall (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Morrow ... Ben
Johnny Depp ... Jack
Emily Longstreth ... Patti
Karyn O'Bryan ... Dana
Hector Elizondo ... The Maestro
Dody Goodman ... Mrs. Rawlings
Tony Azito Tony Azito ... Reeves
Hilary Shepard ... Shirley (as Hilary Shapiro)
Leslie Easterbrook ... Bobbie Sue
Michael Bowen ... Scott
Lisa London ... Alice
Andrew Dice Clay ... Curt (as Andrew Clay)
Ronald E. House Ronald E. House ... The Barber (as Ron House)
Christopher Wynne Christopher Wynne ... Mike (as Greg Wynne)
Nora Gaye Nora Gaye ... Kelly
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Storyline

The story of two adolescent boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the week-end. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

They're looking for hot times. And they came to the right place... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Club See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$163,704, 5 May 1985

Gross USA:

$331,816
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leslie Easterbrook says she had it in her contract to only expose her behind in this film. But the producers convinced her to wear a sheer negligee that left little to the imagination, when filmed under bright lights. See more »

Goofs

When the husband is getting a haircut early in the film, you can hear him talking about how is hair is very important, but at the bottom right of the screen, his lips are not moving. There is a change in the audio tone that is subtle, but noticeable as the dialogue was most likely subbed in after filming. See more »

Quotes

Shirley: Oh, thank you, Baba Rama Nana!
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Connections

Referenced in Community: Communication Studies (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Caribbean Heat
Performed by Bill Wray
Composed by Bill Wray
Publisher: Mel-Dav Music, Inc.
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A Piece of History?
14 March 2000 | by QuicksandSee all my reviews

Take a typical 80's B-comedy, and give the two male leads to two actors who would go on to awards and world fame.

Believe me or not, Depp and Morrow take two stock characters and make the material seem that much better; suddenly Jack and Ben hold the film together, rather than just reacting to everything within a narrow character description. Okay, so it's not art, but it's interesting from a film education perspective, if nothing else.

The script and direction aren't bad either, for a 1980's sex romp. Would have liked to see the director go on to better material. Ah, well.

7/10, for effort and sheer amusement value.


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