The Hollywood Knights [DVD] [1980]

  • SKU: 4844127
  • Release Date: 12/07/2010
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 24)

Synopsis


The Hollywood Knights
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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Fran Drescher
    Fran Drescher - Sally
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    Leigh French - Jacqueline Freedman
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    Randy Gornel - Wheatly
  • Gary Graham
    Gary Graham - Jimmy Shine
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    Sandy Helberg - Officer Clark



Overall customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Favorite of Mine for Many, Many Years

    Posted
    JBJR

    “The Hollywood Knights” is far from cinematic excellence, but it is much better than what the critics say. Yes, it is juvenile, crude, and low-budget. The plot is not the best or the most original, and the writer decided to include some sub-plots that prove to be nothing but distractions. (I’ve always claimed that nothing kills a comedy better than a plot.) One other criticism – the time frame of all the events in the plot -- there is no way all this could happen in the one night in which this movie takes place. (Oh well, if you can suspend reality for the likes of Star Wars and such, you can suspend reality for this one . . . ) One the other hand, there are some great laughs in this movie – enough to keep you entertained through its running time of 99 minutes. Like “Animal House”, “Airplane”, and “Caddyshack”, it is definitely one of those “guy flicks”. And it is just as quotable – as guys like to do. This movie has been a staple among the guys in my extended family for over 20 years now, and not too many family events go by without hearing a quote or two from this movie. And if you want to talk about star power, this movie has it – well, sort of. I haven’t done the research, but I am going to go out on a limb here and say that this movie introduces four actors / actresses that went on to greater fame: Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”), Tony Danza and Michelle Pfeiffer (both household names), and Robert Wuhl (HBO’s “Arle$$”). What’s funny, but not really all that surprising given the reputation of this movie, is whenever an article is written about any one of these actors, this film is never EVER mentioned in their history of screen credits. (To them and their publicists I say: OH GROW UP! This movie wasn’t THAT bad!) So if you’re a fan of this movie, buy the DVD and place it proudly next to your copies of “Animal House”, “Airplane”, and “Caddyshack”. (Oh yeah, you might as well put it next to your box sets of “The Naked Gun” and “Austin Powers” movies.) If you a just a fan of this genre, but not quite sure you want to fork over about $15 or so, rent it – if you can find it. And if you still don’t like it, well, maybe you just need to hear Newbomb Turk’s version of “Volare” a few more times . . .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie for the price!

    Posted
    cornjakecake
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    This movie is pretty much a crass American Graffiti with a huge lack of story and cohesion. Of course, beyond those negatives, the film feels like a product of the 1960's pre-war America, and it is pretty hilarious to boot. Most of the actors in the film are given characters with just one dimensions, and only a select few rise above the material. Robert Wuhl is hilarious as Newbomb Turk, who is the head of the dying Knights gang, who has a great rendition of "Volare". If anything, the film is worth watching for the nostalgia of those from the past and the crass humor. It's cheap enough time waster and a good time above everything.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    JakeInLivnColor
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    A decent 80s movie filled with raunchiness and prefame actors, but nothing more than this. The film strives to stand toetotoe with American Grafitti, with a few scenes trying to make us feel for the characters, but fail miserably. Still, it's funny and worth a peek. The picture and audio fall in line with low budget 80s films, with loads of grain and some softness, and mono sound, but still decent. The extras are fairly slim, with the commentary by Floyd Mutrux the biggest draw. Worth it for a decent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Saturday Afternoon Movie

    Posted
    Carrerapro
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    I really enjoy this movie, I saw it several years ago over at a friends house and it was great. Recently I was at my local Best Buy and found it while I was looking through there movies. I found this movie to be an "American Graffiti" meets "Happy Days", lots of fun and pulling gags on each other. It was awesome to see Michelle Pfeiffer in her younger days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Will Remind You of American Graffiti

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    GWatson007
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    The local malt shop is closing for good and this movie details the events of the last night in business. Very early role for Michele Pheiffer, Robert Wuhl, Fran Drescher among others. The humor is a bit juvenile but a fun ride none the less. Not a well known movie but a nice film with a great soundtrack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT MOVIE

    Posted
    R4172
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    seen this movie on t v. and came here. and bought it. right after it was over. now I have it in my d v d library. going to watch it uncut. because watching movies on t v. they like to cut out stuff. cut out swearing in the movie. before you see it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funnier than American Graffiti

    Posted
    Videophile40
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    Lots of unknown actors/actresses became big stars after this movie.Reminds me in ways of American Graffiti. But I think I like this one better, Also has great oldies music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hollywood Knights is hilarious!

    Posted
    GatorBobert
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    This is one of my favorite movies ever. There are many famous actors and actresses in this high school movie. Everyone needs to see it at least once.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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