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Gorp (1980)

R | | Comedy | May 1980 (USA)
A slapstick comedy about the wacky antics of a group of waiters at a Jewish summer camp in upstate New York.

Director:

Joseph Ruben

Writers:

Jeffrey Konvitz (screenplay), Jeffrey Konvitz (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Lembeck ... Kavell
Dennis Quaid ... Mad Grossman
Philip Casnoff ... Bergman
Fran Drescher ... Evie
David Huddleston ... Walrus Wallman
Robert Trebor ... Rabbi Blowitz
Lou Wagner ... Federman
Richard Beauchamp Richard Beauchamp ... Ramirez
Julius Harris ... Fred the Chef
Lisa Shure Lisa Shure ... Vicki
Deborah Richter ... Barbara (as Debi Richter)
Rosanna Arquette ... Judy
Dale Robinette ... Irvington
Mark R. Deming Mark R. Deming ... Lobster Newburg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Curt Ayers Curt Ayers ... Duffo Weiss
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A slapstick comedy about the wacky antics of a group of waiters at a Jewish summer camp in upstate New York.

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A bunch of fruits, nuts and flakes. See more »

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Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gorp See more »

Filming Locations:

Crawfordville, Georgia, USA

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

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Terrible
21 August 2011 | by zetesSee all my reviews

'80s camp comedy in the vein of Meatballs. I haven't seen Meatballs since I was a kid, but I have to imagine it's quite a bit better than this dud. There are a handful of young actors who would go on to be pretty big (notably Dennis Quaid, Fran Drescher and Rosanna Arquette), but that's about the only reason to watch. It's comprised of a bunch of semi-related sketches. There are several lazy plot lines, only like one of which gets resolved by the end. The main characters, played by Michael Lambeck and Philip Casnoff, are awful, loudmouth, Italian stereotypes, and you just want to smack them in the face in every scene. Really, all the males in the movie are pigs and borderline rapists. There are some very pretty girls in the film (yes, even Fran Drescher was quite hot when she was in her early 20s), but they hardly figure in it. It's all about the boys acting obnoxiously. Of the future stars, Dennis Quaid has the biggest role as a guy obsessed with guns, explosives and fireworks. He's damn annoying, too, although at least he has a bit of charisma, unlike Lambeck and Casnoff.


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