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Dangerous Curves (1988)

PG | | Comedy | February 1989 (USA)
A college graduate is offered a deal of a lifetime - deliver a Porsche for a client and join the company of your dreams in return. When the car gets stolen, he and his friend must go to a beauty pageant run by the thief to get it back.

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David Lewis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tate Donovan ... Chuck Upton
Grant Heslov ... Wally Wilder
Danielle von Zerneck ... Michelle West
Valerie Breiman ... Blake Courtland
Karen Lynn Scott ... Shawn Brooks
Robert Romanus ... Hector
Robert Klein ... Bam Bam
Robert Stack ... Louis Faciano
Leslie Nielsen ... Greg Krevske
Elizabeth Ashley ... Miss Reed
Martha Quinn Martha Quinn ... Tympani Charles
Michael J. Rosenberg Michael J. Rosenberg ... Jackie Diamond
Eva LaRue ... Leslie Cruz
Maree Cheatham ... Mrs. Brooks (as Marie Cheatham)
Armin Shimerman ... Boggs
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A college graduate is offered a deal of a lifetime - deliver a Porsche for a client and join the company of your dreams in return. When the car gets stolen, he and his friend must go to a beauty pageant run by the thief to get it back.

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What do fast cars and beautiful women have in common?

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curvas Perigosas See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cars are a Porsche 928 S4 and Ferrari Mondial. See more »

Soundtracks

YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN
Performed by Lil'Elmo and The Cosmos
Produced by Michael Lloyd for Mike Curb Productions in
association with Dick Monda
Arranged by Lil'Elmo and the Cosmos, Dick Monda and Michael Lloyd
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FOLLOWING A TRITE FORMULA
11 December 2001 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

In a film seemingly not supervised by a director, two California college roommates, Chuck (Tate Donovan) and Wally (Grant Heslov) take part in a vapid adventure obviously targeted at a barely pubescent audience. Chuck has an opportunity of which he has dreamed, to work for a large corporation where he will begin at $60000 per year, if he will complete a pre-employment assignment for the CEO (Robert Stack), a friend of Chuck's father. His duty is to deliver an expensive new Porsche, a birthday gift to the CEO's daughter in Lake Tahoe, but naturally complications occur due to Wally, the irresponsible friend of Chuck. Wally convinces Chuck to first utilize the Porsche as "bikini bait" in San Diego, where there is coincidentally a scheduled beauty pageant, and where the car is stolen. The manipulation of Chuck by Wally makes little sense throughout this affair, but sensible behaviour is not readily found within the script, as it would only interfere with pratfalls and bathing suit competitions. It is enough to mention, as ever with this type of film, a providential solution is found for personal relationship problems and that no one seems to mind if logic vanishes along the way. A payday is given to veterans Stack, Leslie Nielsen and Elizabeth Ashley, all of whom essentially create their roles, and a bright spot is a performance by funnyman Robert Klein, with his usual off-kilter derelict, in this instance an aging surfer. Poorly written and edited, this picture can yet claim freedom from any mean-spirited component, its most offensive facet being that the viewing of it is fundamentally a waste of time.


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