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Starhops (1978)

PG | | Comedy | 8 March 1978 (USA)
Three carhops try to help save a failing drive-in restaurant.


Barbara Peeters


Stephanie Rothman (as Dallas Meredith)


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Cast overview:
Dorothy Buhrman Dorothy Buhrman ... Danielle
Sterling Frazier Sterling Frazier ... Cupcake
Jillian Kesner ... Angel
Peter Liapis ... Ron (as Peter Paul Liapis)
Anthony Mannino Anthony Mannino ... Kong
Paul Ryan ... Norman
Al Hopson Al Hopson ... Carter Axe
Dick Miller ... Jerry
Don Maxwell Don Maxwell ... Mr. Gries
Benjamin Stewart Benjamin Stewart ... Sadowski
Larry Robb Larry Robb ... Mad Dog
Stuart I. Berton Stuart I. Berton ... Inspector (as Stuart Berton)
Matthew Bright ... Customer
Robert P. Lieb Robert P. Lieb ... Sam (as Robert Lieb)


Angel, Cupcake and Danielle are two carhops and a French Chef who take over operations of a failing drive-in burger joint. Together they use their good looks and better sense to turn it into a thriving business. An oil tycoon named Carter Axe has other plans for them, though. With his focus set on obtaining the land under the drive-in so that he can bulldoze it and build a giant gas station at that location, he sends a group of thugs to pressure the ladies.

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Release Date:

8 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Starhops was originally rated PG. In order to reach a different audience, the distributors added more explicit language and the film was re-rated as an R. See more »


Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Written by Adrienne Lee Clement
Performed by Addi
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A Burger Joint in Financial Difficulty
16 November 2018 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This film begins with a beleaguered cook by the name of "Jerry" (Dick Miller) finally deciding that he cannot handle the pressure of owning and operating an old-fashioned burger joint and simply quits. But as he is leaving two waitresses there named "Angel" (Jillian Kesner) and "Cupcake" (Sterling Frazier) convince him to give them the opportunity to own the fast-food restaurant instead. Although he doesn't think that they can be very successful-especially in light of all the bills that still need to be paid-he reluctantly agrees and walks away. Immediately afterward Angel and Cupcake go to the bank and through the power of their personality persuade the manager to give them a loan to help them out. But what they don't know is that a ruthless oil tycoon named "Carter Axe" (Al Hopson) desperately wants this property and will stop at nothing to get it. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was a rather standard low-budget comedy for this time period which essentially failed to rise to the point of mediocrity due in large part to the overall lack of humor and second-rate cast. Yet even so, it managed to pass the time and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Slightly below average.

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