History Film / TheHollywoodKnights

31st Oct '16 10:45:17 AM RyanW
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* AnachronismStew: A number of characters (for example, the Iron Box Twins) are wearing hairstyles and fashions more contemporary to the year of filming (1979) than the year of the setting (1965). Not unexpected in a low-budget period piece comedy, however, where the [[RuleOfFunny Rules of Funny]], [[RuleOfSexy Sexy]], and [[RuleOfCool Cool]] have priority over historical accuracy.

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A number of characters (for example, the Iron Box Twins) are wearing hairstyles and fashions more contemporary to the year of filming (1979) than the year of the setting (1965). Not unexpected in a low-budget period piece comedy, however, where the [[RuleOfFunny Rules of Funny]], [[RuleOfSexy Sexy]], and [[RuleOfCool Cool]] have priority over historical accuracy.accuracy.
** The music is NothingButHits, but a lot of it is hits from about five years before the movie takes place. But then a character plays California Dreamin' on an 8-track player, even though it wasn't released as a single until a month ''after'', and wouldn't be available on 8-track tape until it was released on album several months later.
8th Jun '16 11:21:31 AM Mdumas43073
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8th Jun '16 11:21:19 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:322: Not pictured: the movie's lead actor Robert Wuhl. See BillingDisplacement in the trope list.]]

'''The Hollywood Knights''' is a 1980 comedy starring Robert Wuhl as Newbomb Turk, the leader of a high-spirited car gang that hangs out at Tubby's Drive-In, cruises the streets of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and pulls mischievous pranks and practical jokes on a variety of local snobs and authority figures. The film also features Tony Danza, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, and Fran Drescher, all of whom were still very early in their acting careers. With its 1960s nostalgia and its raunchy humor, the film plays like a cross between ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' and ''Film/AnimalHouse''.

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[[caption-width-right:322: [[caption-width-right:300: Not pictured: the movie's lead actor Robert Wuhl. See BillingDisplacement in the trope list.]]

'''The ''The Hollywood Knights''' Knights'' is a 1980 comedy starring Robert Wuhl as Newbomb Turk, the leader of a high-spirited car gang that hangs out at Tubby's Drive-In, cruises the streets of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and pulls mischievous pranks and practical jokes on a variety of local snobs and authority figures. The film also features Tony Danza, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, and Fran Drescher, all of whom were still very early in their acting careers. With its 1960s nostalgia and its raunchy humor, the film plays like a cross between ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' and ''Film/AnimalHouse''.
8th Sep '14 1:41:52 PM EnragedFilia
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* FanserviceExtra: The nude brunette sunbathing with Dawn and Sally, the pantyless cheerleader, and the skinny dippers at the pool party.

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* FanserviceExtra: The nude brunette sunbathing with Dawn and Sally, the [[GoingCommando pantyless cheerleader, cheerleader]] at the pep rally, and the skinny dippers at the pool party.
6th Sep '14 6:57:14 PM blueceva
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* MistakenForRacist: The naked pledges who try to steal clothes off a clothesline as they sneak through Watts, a Los Angeles neighborhood with a large African-American population. One of the pledges steals some white sheets to presumably make a toga. The homeowner sees them in white sheets, thinks the pledges are part of the Ku Klux Klan, and runs for his shotgun...
6th Sep '14 6:31:43 PM blueceva
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[[caption-width-right:322: Not pictured: the movie's lead actor Robert Wuhl]]

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[[caption-width-right:322: Not pictured: the movie's lead actor Robert Wuhl]]
Wuhl. See BillingDisplacement in the trope list.]]


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* BigWhat: Newbomb, when he learns that Officer Bimbeaux has towed away the El Camino that Newbomb "borrowed" from his older brother for the night, after parking it in front of a fire hydrant.
6th Sep '14 6:25:51 PM blueceva
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* ThePeepingTom: Newbomb, who takes pictures of Dawn sunbathing nude, and then hides in a tree with the other Knights watching Dawn, Sally, and another girl change into sexier clothing before going to the dance. PlayedForLaughs, particularly when the girls catch him peeping each time.
6th Sep '14 6:16:35 PM blueceva
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* AndStarring: Tony Danza, who would be the most widely known actor in the movie upon its release in 1980 because of his role at the time on the hit TV sitcom ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.


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* BillingDisplacement: Current DVD covers for the film emphasize Danza and [[Creator/MichellePfeiffer Pfeiffer]], and usually exclude lead actor Robert Wuhl. Averted in the opening credits of the movie itself, where Wuhl does indeed get top billing.
25th Aug '14 8:53:47 PM blueceva
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* PoliceAreUseless: For as often as Bimbeaux and Clark catch the Knights causing trouble, they never actually arrest and charge them with anything.
25th Aug '14 7:46:49 PM blueceva
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As the movie begins, it's Halloween Night of 1965 and Tubby's Drive-In in Beverly Hills will be closing forever at the end of the night to make way for a new office building. Tubby's has been the long-time hangout of the Hollywood Knights car club, who have long been a thorn in the side of the Beverly Hills Residents Association and the local police department. With the "social disease" of Tubby's gone, the BHRA believes that surely the Knights will move on to other towns and finally spare the good people of Beverly Hills from all the drag racing, egging, and drive-by mooning.

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As the movie begins, it's Halloween Night of 1965 and Tubby's Drive-In in Beverly Hills will be closing forever at the end of the night to make way for a new office building. Tubby's has been the long-time hangout of the Hollywood Knights car club, who have long been a thorn in the side of the Beverly Hills Residents Association and the local police department. With the "social disease" of Tubby's gone, the BHRA believes that surely the Knights will move on to other towns and finally spare the good people of Beverly Hills from all the drag racing, egging, and drive-by mooning.
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