Private Resort

May 3rd, 1985







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Plot
This is the story of two teenage boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the weekend. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 4.8/10 (3,135 voted)

Director: George Bowers

Stars: Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp, Emily Longstreth

Storyline
This is the story of two teenage boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the weekend. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

Writers: Gordon Mitchell, Ken Segall

Cast:
Rob Morrow - Ben
Johnny Depp - Jack
Emily Longstreth - Patti
Karyn O'Bryan - Dana
Hector Elizondo - The Maestro
Dody Goodman - Mrs. Rawlings
Tony Azito - Reeves
Hilary Shepard - Shirley (as Hilary Shapiro)
Leslie Easterbrook - Bobbie Sue
Michael Bowen - Scott
Lisa London - Alice
Andrew Dice Clay - Curt (as Andrew Clay)
Ronald E. House - The Barber (as Ron House)
Christopher Wynne - Mike (as Greg Wynne)
Nora Gaye - Kelly

Taglines: They're looking for hot times. And they came to the right place...

Release Date: 3 May 1985

Filming Locations: Ocean Reef Club - 35 Ocean Reef Drive, Key Largo, Florida, USA

Opening Weekend: $163,704 (USA) (5 May 1985) (102 Screens)

Gross: $331,816 (USA) (12 May 1985)



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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Leslie Easterbrook says she had it in her contract to only expose her behind in this film. But the producers convinced her to wear a sheer negligee that left little to the imagination when filmed under bright lights.

Goofs:
Continuity: The fire extinguisher foam patterns on Reeves' and the Maestro's suits and faces bear no relationship to how much they were sprayed (or even where).



User Review

Entertaining sex comedy - it is what it is. Plus, take in Johnny Depp before he was famous.

Rating: 6/10

I knew nothing of this film before I saw it. It was a free "On Demand" film from Comcast. I didn't even know Johnny Depp was in it. I thought the plot description (which was vague) sounded like every other girl-crazy sex comedy released after "Animal House," and I got what I expected.

To be fair this is entertaining. No, it's not a great movie. It's not very well made. It's crude. It's sexist. It's all about sex.

But that's exactly what it's supposed to be. Graded by the standards of its genre, it works.

It's about two kids (one of whom is played by Johnny Depp) who gain access to a private resort in the middle of the Caribbean (presumably). There's no backdrop. We don't even know how they got in to the resort. And they look about 16, so it's odd to see them going after women in their 30s and 40s (sometimes succeeding).

Depp wasn't famous yet (correct me if I'm wrong but this was his first starring role in a film to speak of?) and this certainly didn't help boost his career (he took a considerably smaller role in Oliver Stone's "Platoon" the year after) but he displays charisma and good charm that would carry on into his later movies.

The film's take-it-as-it-is attitude makes it entertaining. It's a simple sex comedy with crude laughs and running gags, a lot of which aren't very funny, a few of which are, almost all of which are at the least amusing.

Worth catching if you see it on cable some time.









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