Underground Aces PG CC

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Wild shenanigans reign as the inept hotel manager and his security team try to foil the misadventures of a team of parking lot car jockeys working at a posh hotel.

Starring:
Dirk Benedict, Melanie Griffith
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Robert Butler
Starring Dirk Benedict, Melanie Griffith
Supporting actors Rick Podell, Randy Brooks, T.K. Carter, Kario Salem, Joshua Daniel, Ralph Seymour, Michael Winslow, Robert Hegyes, Fawne Harriman, Audrey Landers, Mimi Maynard, Jerry Orbach, Frank Gorshin, Sid Haig, William Mims, Phil Adams, Marlena Amey, Jerry Anderson
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Erika Borsos VINE VOICE on January 13, 2015
Format: Amazon Instant Video
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It is a pleasure to view this comedy which creates humor from situations and events that arise from contrasting differences between two cultures which have varying social values and clearly proscribed behaviors between social classes. Best of all, it is amazing how the writers managed to convey respect for the Middle East or Arabic culture without offending the values which they uphold. Interestingly, this was before it was "politically correct" to do so. Fortunately, this film does not resort to mockery, derision or vulgarity which is highly remarkable as the film originated in Hollywood where in modern times low class behavior substitutes for good clean comedy and writing talent.

The plot revolves around a sheik who is staying at the posh Beverly Hills Hotel and when he enters the lobby and makes eye contact with an attractive blonde haired, blue eyed young American woman. It is clear they have an interest in each other and he would love to meet her but his royal position demands he maintain a serious demeanor. He can not make any overtures to get her attention or socialize with her. Not only because of his social status but because he is accompanied by guards who watch his every move. Along come the parking lot attendants who see the chemistry and want to intervene to help him out. A few, empathize with his situation of desiring someone of the opposite sex who is unattainable. The contrasts between the two social classes makes for great humor and even more satisfying is how the parking lot attendants come to his rescue, create diversions which allow for the "forbidden" contact with the lovely woman.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Reynolds on June 27, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
This hooter is noteworthy only for its look at the early Melody Griffith, who was quite young and different when this attempt at a comedy was released in 1980. And Frank Gorshin -- as usual -- gave his role a lot more than it gave to him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darian Dennison on December 9, 2014
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"Underground Aces" had some good moments but there were some scenes that went on too long and some of the acting in the movie was second rate, fortunately the good moments outweigh the scenes that dragged and there were some good performances by Dirk Benedict, Melanie Griffith (before she became a household name), Robert Hegyes, Jerry Orbach and Frank Gorshin, some of my favorite moments of this movie includes them driving erratically in the hotel parking lot, bowling balls falling out of the back of a car, them reassembling a car at a fast pace, the Blitz night scene and the finale scene (won't give that away), this movie is similar to the better known "Car Wash" but they have parking lot attendants instead of car washing attendants, overall I give this movie a 6/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RICHARD J GILBERT on December 11, 2012
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I bought this movie because a friend of mine makes a brief appearance in it. It was the only copy I could find anywhere! The quality of the tape was fine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By scorpion on December 16, 2014
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In the spirit of PolIce Academy. You'll know the whole cast some before they were big names and some after. I wish there was a DVD or download option.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles A. Crosby on February 17, 2013
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Got the movie because of Starbuck.(Dirk Benedict). Couldn't find it on dvd so I got it
in vhs. Kids loved it.
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It's fine. Family friendly, nothing too inappropriate technically though a few suggestive moments - less than I think Nickelodeon shows at this point. Almost worth watching just to see how much "appropriate" has changed in 30 years. Wow.

It's cute enough. It holds it's own. It's not profound, but it's delightful.

For a free amazon prime movie, it works.
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By Paul Schnae on February 3, 2015
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Pretty good movie. Was made in early 80s and had a lot of big stars before they hit it big.
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