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Playing for Keeps

PG-13 1986 1h 42m Comedy List
Reviews 57% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Danny (Danny Jordano), Spikes (Matthew Penn) and Silk (Leon W. Grant) have just finished high school in New York City and are wondering what their next step will be. Danny receives the title to a big house in a rural community and gets the idea to refurbish it, turning it into a rock 'n' roll hotel. With some aid from investors, they're on their way. However, they soon face vehement opposition from locals, who resent the outsiders, and local politicians, who want to use the site as a dump. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member I remember liking this movie as a kid. I dont remember what is was but in the movie they played a game almost like tag or hide and seek where they chased each other around the city, me and my friends used to play it around our neighborhood. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review don s Typical 80's teen comedy. Unbelievable situations, cornball laughs, outlandish fashion, and great music. Watched this for Marisa Tomei - I think it was her first movie. She's okay, but doesn't have a big role. Not really worth your time unless you are a big Tomei fan like me. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Recent high school graduates find purpose in life when they remodel a dilapidated resort. Although hardly memorable, its one of the better teen sex comedies of the 1980s. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member when I was a kid it was 1 of my favorite movies!! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A good, forgotten film. Not quite as good as the likes of Ferris Bueller, Breakfast Club or Sixteen candles... but it's still a pretty fun watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Playing for Keeps (1986) -- [4.0] -- Miramax moguls Bob and Harvey Weinstein directed and cowrote this uninspired teen comedy about three high school graduates who transform a dilapidated bed & breakfast into a hip & happening getaway for young people. It's like leftovers from half a dozen John Hughes and John Cusack movies. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Danny (Danny Jordano), Spikes (Matthew Penn) and Silk (Leon W. Grant) have just finished high school in New York City and are wondering what their next step will be. Danny receives the title to a big house in a rural community and gets the idea to refurbish it, turning it into a rock 'n' roll hotel. With some aid from investors, they're on their way. However, they soon face vehement opposition from locals, who resent the outsiders, and local politicians, who want to use the site as a dump.
Director
Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
Producer
Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Alan Brewer
Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
May 22, 2017
Box Office (Gross USA)
$2.2M
Runtime
1h 42m
Sound Mix
Surround