The Hollywood Knights


(out of 5)

Something of a shallow version of American Graffiti, this music-filled comedy takes place in the sixties on the last night that a local diner will be serving food before closing. The joint is popular with the teenagers, so they decide to pay tribute to a dying era by spending an entire evening trashing the city in an effort to create a night worth remembering. Goofy, mindless comedies like these were a dime a dozen in the early eighties, but two elements elevate this one high above its contemporaries: a soundtrack that never stops pounding out hit after Wolfman-Jacked hit, and a tender sense of nostalgia that affects every frame. The laughs are good and plentiful, and you even get to see , Tony Danza and  in the earliest stages of their careers. Rent it, for a party or for yourself, it’s a terrific movie.

Casablanca Filmworks, Polygram Filmed Entertainment

USA, 1980

Directed by

Story by Floyd Mutrux, , , Screenplay by Floyd Mutrux

Cinematography by

Produced by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

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