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Playing for Keeps (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 October 1986 (USA)
Danny, Spikes and Silk have just recently graduated from high school in New York. Danny finds a title deed for a huge house in a small town. He has a dream to turn it into a Rock n' Roll ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Jordano ... Danny
Matthew Penn ... Spikes
Leon W. Grant Leon W. Grant ... Silk
Mary B. Ward Mary B. Ward ... Chloe
Marisa Tomei ... Tracy
Jimmy Baio ... Steinberg
Harold Gould ... Rockerfeller
Kim Hauser Kim Hauser ... Marie
Robert Milli Robert Milli ... Cromwell
John Randolph Jones ... Sheriff Billy Sullivan (as John Randolf Jones)
Bruce Kluger Bruce Kluger ... Gene Epstein
Anthony Marciona ... Ronnie Long
Glen Robert Robillard Glen Robert Robillard ... Joel
J.D. Rosenbaum ... Davey Beck
Frank Scasso Frank Scasso ... Van Go-Go
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Storyline

Danny, Spikes and Silk have just recently graduated from high school in New York. Danny finds a title deed for a huge house in a small town. He has a dream to turn it into a Rock n' Roll hotel. The townspeople though are not very welcome to the New Yorkers. With a little help from an aging stockbroker, a local girl, and the "stockholders" (friends from New York), they are able to help Danny pursue his dream. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's What You Need to Succeed.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dunder & Brak See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,669,366
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Inspired by the boyhood experiences of Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein, the story is partly based on Harvey's stint at the Century Theater in Buffalo, New York. In 1974, he purchased the facility with a friend named Horace "Corky" Burger, and ran it as a rock and roll venue until its 1978 demolition. See more »

Goofs

Chloe strips to swim, but moments later you can see she's wearing a white tube-top. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [after reading a bank loan poster urging to "See Your Bank Buddy!"] Excuse me, I'm looking for my First National Bank Buddy.
Bank Buddy: You sure you don't want your Manhattan Bank Mommy?
Danny: Could I see my buddy please?
Bank Buddy: [sarcastically] I'm your buddy.
Danny: Oh, I expected someone...
Bank Buddy: So did I. So why don't we just make the best we can of a bad situation, shall we? Age?
Danny: Well, its ah...
Bank Buddy: Forget it. Present income?
Danny: Well, its kind of like...
Bank Buddy: Nothing?
[...]
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Features Kozmik Krooz'r (1982) See more »

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Life to Live
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by Pete Townshend
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Better than average 80's Teen Movie...
21 May 2001 | by Savage NationSee all my reviews

When I first looked at the LaserDisc jacket, I thought this movie was going to be a bomb, but was instead pleasantly surprised. Better than below average 80's Teen Adventures (like Kevin Bacon's often cheezy Quicksilver '86), this fun movie included a very young Marisa Tomei and super cute Mary B. Ward. Worth a watch.


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