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Getting Wasted (1980)

R | | Comedy | April 1980 (USA)
Cadets at a military academy get involved with the 60's drug culture.


Paul Frizler


John Flaherty (screenplay), Paul Frizler (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Kerwin ... Brad Carson
Cooper Huckabee ... Dwayne Hollister
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Eric Vaughn
Ken Michelman Ken Michelman ... Al (as Ken Michaelman)
Stephen Furst ... Marshall
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... Gary Evans
Stefan Arngrim ... Charlie
Wendy Rastattar Wendy Rastattar ... Paula (as Wendy Rastatter)
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Mrs. Carson
Jeanne Lange Jeanne Lange ... Miss Lindsey
Tracey Walter ... Space (as Tracey Walters)
Haskell Gordon Haskell Gordon ... Ralph
Fredric Cook ... Commandant
Herb Voland ... Principal McLaughlin
Ivan Bonar ... Dr. Carson


Cadets at a military academy get involved with the 60's drug culture.

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April 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soft Explosion See more »

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Photon Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


'Dick Hayne''s last movie. See more »


References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »


Soft Explosion
Performed by Tom Randall
Composed by Dodie Randle and Tom Randall
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Getting Wasted wasted me money!
12 October 2005 | by lightkeeper-1See all my reviews

This 1980 title was part of the movies included in the "Toga Party" set put out by Brentwood. Having had viewed most of the others in the collection, I decided to watch this one because of Brian Kerwin (Torch Song Trilogy) and Cooper Huckabee (Funhouse). First person recognized is Ronnie Claire Edwards (The Walton's Corabeth Godsey) who plays Brad's (Kerwin) mother. Others in the cast is Stefan Furst and David Caruso but where the hell is he? He plays someone called Danny but I never could figure out which one he was. Anyway, it was an interesting flick with the exception of many blank spaces that looks like reel changes, so I decided to order the movie by itself, thinking there might be additional scenes that were deleted, and hopefully a better quality print. Guess what? Yes, the DVD I found was also released by Brentwood and is exactly the same - running time, blank spaces and C-grade quality. Had I known this copy was also from Brentwood, I would have saved money by not ordering. And for in-store sales promotion, they even put a more recent picture of David Caruso on the cover - hoping face and name recognition will entice people to buy.

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