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Rivals (1981)

PG | | Drama | 20 April 1981 (USA)
After the death of his father, Adam moves (with his family) from their sheep farm in Wyoming to Los Angeles. Soon after arriving, Adam gets mixed up with Clyde, a mannerless bully who ... See full summary »

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Adam Cummins
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Clyde 'Clutch' Turner
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Brook
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Sludge
Lachelle Chamberlain ...
Alice Kay Cummins (as Lachelle Price)
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Carol Cummins
Joel Kenney ...
Beaner (as Joel P. Kenney)
Albert Lantieri ...
Stoney
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Gimper
Laurie Lea Schaefer ...
Ms. Pinkel
Jack L. Clark ...
The Principal
Connie Ann Hearn ...
Kate Cummins
Dick Ryal ...
Funeral Director
Michael Bair ...
Car Clubber 1
Ken Martinez ...
Ignacio
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After the death of his father, Adam moves (with his family) from their sheep farm in Wyoming to Los Angeles. Soon after arriving, Adam gets mixed up with Clyde, a mannerless bully who enjoys pulling pranks on Adam and putting him down for his rural image. Adam, in turn, gets back at Clyde on a number of occasions, and the two soon become rivals. When Clyde starts taking a fancy to Adam's sister, and his girfriend starts hanging out with Adam, relations between the two rapidly come to a head. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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He accepted the challenge of a hostile society... and triumphed!

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Shot in 1979, not released until 1981. See more »

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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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The sheep rancher and the jock
25 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Stewart Petersen and Phillip Brown star in Rivals about a country kid from Wyoming who moves to Southern California after the death of his father and the sale of their sheep ranch. Petersen is the country kid and Brown is the super cool California jock who takes an instant dislike to him and puts him down every chance he gets.

This rivalry goes to all levels as Brown's girlfriend Dana Kimmell starts showing an interest in Petersen when he starts treating her as a human being and not a sex object. Brown in turn wants to score with Petersen's sister Lachelle Chamberlain.

Brown is a real jerk and he comes across sadly as almost a caricature. It really robs the film of what could be its true worth. And Petersen is way too goody goody.

Plays like an ABC afternoon special.


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