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The Hollywood Knights (1980)

Tony Danza , Michelle Pfeiffer , Floyd Mutrux  |  R |  DVD
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  • Actors: Tony Danza, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julius Averitt, Steve Ballard, Phil Berle
  • Directors: Floyd Mutrux
  • Writers: Floyd Mutrux, Richard Lederer, William Tennant
  • Producers: Richard Lederer, William Tennant
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony
  • DVD Release Date: May 9, 2000
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0767849981
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,155 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Hollywood Knights" on IMDb

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Finally Been Released on Video May 16, 2000
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Format:VHS Tape
I saw this flick on a movie channel back in the 80's and was shocked to find that it wasn't available on video until just recently. The casting for this film was tremendous. You will recognize several actors who went on to make it big in Hollywood many years after this film was made (1980).
If you love vintage hot rods, you'll want to see this movie for this reason alone. The cruising scenes are brief, but they're great fun. You may also be interested in the great music in this movie.
The premise of the movie is that a car club called "The Hollywood Knights" is having their hang-out (Tubby's drive-in) torn down by an association that is tired of their pranks. In addition, interest in the club is on the decline and one of its member's is headed for Vietnam. The guys in the club decide to have one last big night of pranks and fun. Newbomb Turk played by Robert Wuhl is the catalyst for the pranks and from "spiking" the punch, to pranks at the prep rally, you'll find yourself laughing hysterically at a movie that probably has the best adolescent humor along with "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the FUNNIEST movies I've seen in my life! May 11, 2000
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I've been waiting ever since the early 80's for this movie to come out for sale; it'll NEVER be mistaken as enlightened moviemaking but if you like low comedy you'll be rolling on the floor with this one. Inspired by the earlier "American Graffiti", this adaptation is played much more for laughs and tries not to take itself too seriously. The music is great, something for everyone who enjoys 60's Rock & Roll; and the cast includes several who went on to at least semi-stardom, such as Robert Wuhl (Arli$$), Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?), Fran Dreischer (The Nanny) and of course, Michelle Pfeiffer. Like "American Graffiti", there's also a serious side: one of the Knights is about to ship out for Vietnam the next day, the movie's way of saying that this was an age of innocence that was just about to change into what the Late 60's became. However, the main plot is that it's Halloween night, the drive-in's closing for good the next day, and tonight's the night to go all-out with cruising, playing pranks, and getting initiated into the gang! A HILARIOUS movie!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE FOUR BEST MOVIES OF ALL-TIME!!! January 18, 2003
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Format:VHS Tape
I seriously PITY anyone who doesn't agree with this; especially someone who don't agree with this WHO'S ACTUALLY SEEN the movie! I recently looked at 'The Wizard of Oz', 'It's a Wonderful Life', and 'Star Wars' as the three best flicks of all-time (not necessarily in any particular order), but ever since I got 'Hollywood Knights' on DVD for Christmas last month and have seen it ever some more times since I first became familiar of it all them years ago, I would HAVE to say that it DOES join in the Top-FOUR (neither of the quartet in any particular order). The flick is just so POWERFUL to me! Yes, the flick has a bit of 'Porkys', 'Animal House', and 'American Grafitti' inspiration, but the thing that it's BETTER than ANY of them flicks! BETTER than 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High', BETTER than 'Sixteen Candles' or ANY of the awesome brat-pack flicks, BETTER than 'Dazed and Confused'; etc, etc, etc......HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS RULES!! Plain and simple. 'American Grafitti', as classic as it is (and it is INDEED a classic, and deservingly so), is a little too politically-correct/PG-rated ala Richy Cunningham/Shirey (Happy Days). Hell, Lucas already is in my Top-4 flicks of all-time anyway. 'Knights' is a little more lewd, but much more to-the-point than 'Graffiti' as far as straight-comedy is concerned. Tony Danza and Michele Phiefer are the two 'stars' of the flick (most-likely because the movie wanted to sell more tickets being that Tony was already known for starring in 'Taxi' at the time and that Phiefer was a budding-star and EVER-so a Goddess - and is she EVER, EVER-so a Goddess in this flick; oh my!!), but it really is Robert Wuhl (in his first ever role) who completely steals the flick with his non-stop, endless comedy tactics as the role of Newbaum Turk. Too, too, TOO funny he is! Read more ›
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Starring Michelle and Tony? Cut me a break! September 30, 2004
The real star of this movie is Robert Wuhl, whose Newbomb Turk character steals the show. This is the kind of movie that had an inexplicably short life in the first run theatres before trickling down to the local "buck-a-seat" houses. That was where I first saw Hollywood Knights, on a night when I was so bored that I took a chance on a no-name comedy and parted with my hard earned dollar. I've rarely recieved so much bang for my buck since. If you like this one, give it's fellow classics Spring Break and Porky's a chance also.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic comedy reigns! May 3, 2000
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"There is a man in a Major Domo outfit..." If you have seen this movie, you can easily finish this sentence. This classic mix of "low-brow" humor and early 60's ambiance is great fun. Look for Leigh French (formerly the Hippy hostess Goldie in the old Smother's Brothers Comedy Hour) as the society do-gooder pushing to get the local teen hang-out closed down once and for all. Robert Wuhl is outstanding as Newbomb Turk and Fran Drescher shines as his girlfriend. I have a VHS copy I play whenever I want a good laugh. The Hollywood Knights is a classic you'll want to watch over and over. I can't wait to get my DVD edition. Just thinking about it makes me want to launch into a refrain from "Volare"!
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