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Hardbodies is a 1984 American sex comedy film about three middle-aged men who hire a younger man to help them pick up women at the beach. The film was directed by Mark Griffiths, and stars Grant Cramer, Courtney Gains, and Gary Wood. It was followed by a 1986 sequel entitled Hardbodies 2.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Mark Griffiths|
|Produced by||Jeff Begun|
|Written by||Eric Alter|
|Story by||Eric Alter|
|Music by||Vic Caesar|
|Edited by||Andy Blumenthal|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Budget||less than $2 million|
Scotty, a con man who does whatever he can to get along, is evicted from his apartment for non-payment of rent. He soon finds three older divorced men who have a lot of money, however they do not have a trait that Scotty possesses: talent with women. They agree to let Scotty stay with them at their beach house (and pay him $600 a month), if he returns the favor by teaching them how to pick up women.
Scotty shows them how to "dialog" women by giving them a dose of the old BBD (Bigger and Better Deal). Along this journey, Scotty loses his playboy ways and falls in love with acquaintance Kristi. Kristi, knowing Scotty's playboy past, puts up with his ups and downs early on in the movie but later insists that he change his ways. Scotty recognizes that Kristi is ultimately more important than the empty life he has led up until now and changes his ways.
- Grant Cramer as Scotty Palmer
- Courtney Gains as Rag
- Gary Wood as Hunter
- Darcy DeMoss as Dede
- Cindy Silver as Kimberly
- Sorrells Pickard as Ashby
- Kristi Somers as Michelle
- Michael Rapport as Rounder
- Teal Roberts as Kristi
- Roberta Collins as Lana
- Crystal Shaw Martell as Candy
- Kathleen Kinmont as Pretty Skater
- Janet Gardner as "Diaper Rash" vocalist
- Jan Kuehnemund as "Diaper Rash" lead guitarist
- Tamara Ivanov as "Diaper Rash" rhythm guitarist
- Pia Maiocco as "Diaper Rash" bassist
- Laurie Hedlund as "Diaper Rash" drummer
Hardbodies was released in Los Angeles on May 4, 1984 and was followed by a New York release on May 12, 1984.
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