Playing for Keeps (1986) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Danny, Spikes and Silk have just recently graduated from high school in New York. Danny finds a title deed for a huge house in a small town. He has a dream to turn it into a Rock n' Roll hotel. The townspeople though are not very welcome to the New Yorkers. With a little help from an aging stockbroker, a local girl, and the "stockholders" (friends from New York), they are able to help Danny pursue his dream.


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  • Inner city youths with dreams of something bigger. After graduating high school three best friends get the opportunity of a lifetime when they inherit an old run down hotel in the country. Upon arrival at the hotel the three friends, accompanied by a young and stunning Marisa Tomei, realize that the task at hand is going to be more of a challenge than any of them had expected. Presented with the problem of overcoming the hostility of a small town towards their project the young folks have to persevere and work hard to strive towards their dream of creating their very own rock and roll hotel. Along the way they befriend memorable characters such as Rockerfeller who guides them with his experience and wisdom. Eventually faced with impossible odds our friends are forced to take on a shady chemical company in the most important game of Christopher Columbus they would ever play in their lives. This game comes down to one thing and one thing only, Whose Playing For Keeps.

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