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Separate Vacations (1986)

R | | Comedy | April 1986 (USA)
A young architect finds himself in a situation that he never had to deal with before--now that he is successful (and married), sexy young women are throwing themselves at him. He and his wife take separate vacations to follow their urges.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Robert Kaufman, Eric Weber (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Naughton ... Richard Moore
Jennifer Dale ... Sarah Moore
Mark Keyloun ... Jeff Ferguson
Lally Cadeau ... Shelley the Wife
Jackie Mahon Jackie Mahon ... Annie Moore
Jay Woodcroft Jay Woodcroft ... Bobby Moore
Lee-Max Walton Lee-Max Walton ... Donald Moore
Tony Rosato ... Harry Blender
Laurie Holden ... Karen the Babysitter
Sherry Miller ... Sandy the Secretary
Blanca Guerra ... Alicia the Working Girl
Susan Almgren Susan Almgren ... Helene Gilbert
Colleen Embree Colleen Embree ... Robyn the Accountant
Laura Henry Laura Henry ... Nancy
Carolyn Dunn Carolyn Dunn ... Girl #1 at Pool
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Consumed by lust, married architect and family man, Richard Moore, decides to go alone on a tropical vacation and let some steam off by bedding the local women. However, once there, his plans are constantly being foiled by various crazy situations. Meanwhile, his wife Sarah Moore takes their kids to a mountain resort for an actual vacation. However, she attracts the attention of a local ski instructor, who plans to bed her. Will the unfaithful spouses succumb to their lower urges and satisfy their lust or will they end up realizing that together they have a good thing going?

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Richard went south... Sarah went north... And Their Marriage went crazy!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vacaciones separadas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The two stars, David Naughton and Jennifer Dale, make this one worthwhile
19 November 2007 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Richard (David Naughton) and Sarah (Jennifer Dale) married for love, great love. But, now, ten years later, they have three children and all of the stress that goes with raising a family. The two sons and lone daughter make things difficult, picking fights over what to have for breakfast, among other mundane matters. Enter temptation. Richard, a businessman, learns that his colleague is having an extra-marital thing, "just sex and not an affair", and he is intrigued. A female co-worker also comes on to Richard in a big way. So, although Richard and Sarah have plans to visit a ski lodge with the family, Richard suggests that they take separate vacations to benefit from some time apart. Sarah is miffed, for she still has to keep three kids in tow. But, in the end, Richard heads to Mexico, with high hopes of some hanky panky, and Sarah hires a babysitter and travels to the ski slopes, where a handsome young ski instructor looks her way. Can anything good come out of this scenario? This film, made some time ago, has two things going for it, Mr. Naughton and Ms. Dale. They are attractive, very comic performers who make the most of a mediocre (but sometimes funny) script and poor production values. Naughton, especially, is hilarious as the man on-the-hunt in Mexico who gets thwarted time and again. Don't look for great costumes or amenities here, as the film looks very dated. But, if you like nice-looking stars and/or have a hankering to see the entire list of available romantic comedies, its not a total waste of time.


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