Weekend Pass is an 80s sexploitation comedy about four sailors who have
just completed basic training at San Diego, and are off to LA for a big
weekend liberty before heading to their first duty stations. We have a black
ex gang-banger who was given a choice by the court of boot camp or jail, a
college graduate who thinks he is God's gift to the ladies, a wannabe comedian
who is scheduled to debut at a comedy club on open mike night, and a nerd with
a blind date waiting for him. There first stop is The G String for lunch and
tits, including clothing removal experts Sara Costa and Ashley St. John.
The others decide to get the nerd laid, and call Chop Suzi outcall,
whereupon he gets a nearly fatal massage from a topless Cheryl Song. The
college man's big date with Hilary Shapiro, wherein she shows breasts and
buns, is a complete bust. All four seaman apprentices end up with a decent
date the last night of the liberty.
My biggest complaint was that they did not do their research on the Navy.
If recruits marched the way this bunch did at graduation, they would be doing
boot camp over again. The uniforms resembled what sailors who had sea time
would look like, especially in the way the hats were bent, but not recruits.
They didn't take off their hats indoors. After having just finished boot camp,
they would not have made that mistake. They were called "seaman," even though
their two stripes clearly shows them as seaman apprentices. In the Navy,
recruits get one stripe. For a much better idea of sailors on the town, see
Cinderella Liberty or The Last Detail
On the other hand, this is just a sexploitation film, and works as light
entertainment. Their adventures are believable, and there are some amusing
moments in the film. Granted, I have a weakness for this kind of material, but
I don't think you'll find this one so bad at all.
C-. If you like this sort of movie, this one is good enough when you need a
IMDb readers say 2.5, based on 101 votes. The actual mean is 4.3, which is
closer to what the film deserves.
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