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Little Darlings (1980)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 21 March 1980 (USA)
Two fifteen year-old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.

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(as Ronald F. Maxwell)

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Cast

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Ferris
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Gary
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Randy
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Ms. Bright (as Maggie Blye)
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Mr. Whitney
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Cinder
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Dana
Abby Bluestone ...
Chubby
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Sunshine
Simone Schachter ...
Carrots
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Penelope
Troas Hayes ...
Diane
Mary Betten ...
Miss Nichols
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Mrs. Whitney
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Storyline

Fifteen year olds Ferris Whitney and Angel Bright meet when they attend the same summer camp and are assigned the bunks next to each other in the same cabin. It's hate at first sight as they are seemingly polar opposites: romantic and literate Ferris comes from a wealthy and thus privileged background, while streetwise and chain-smoking Angel is from the proverbial wrong side of the tracks. But they share one similarity: they are both virgins, the only ones of their age in their cabin. Due to pressure from their cabin mates, most specifically the aggressive Cinder Carlson, the two enter into a bet on who will lose their virginity first and by the end of the summer. Ferris, who initially seems more interested in the pursuit of the opposite sex, quickly sets her sights on Gary Callahan, the much older coach at the camp. But Angel finds her own target, namely Randy Adams, an equally streetwise boy attending the camp across the lake. The process becomes a bonding exercise for the two ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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21 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Tatum O'Neal had a tendency to forget her lines during shooting. See more »

Goofs

After stealing a condom machine from a men's bathroom, the girls pile into the school bus with Ferris sitting in the front right-hand seat holding the big metal machine, but in the following long-shot of the bus pulling away there is nobody in that seat. See more »

Quotes

Angel: You're supposed to get turned on, stupid, not pass out.
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Crazy Credits

Marianne Gordon is listed in the credits as Mrs. Whitney. The actress filmed scenes as Ferris Whitney's (Tatum O'Neal) mother but her scenes were cut from the film. They gave her the credit as a courtesy! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Elle MacPherson/Sting (1996) See more »

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Shake It
Written by Terence Boylan
Performed by Iain Matthews (as Ian Matthews)
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Excellent Movie! (Even on video)
18 September 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was hesitant to buy this movie on video because there is a disclaimer on the back of the box stating that some of the music has been changed. I thought it would be like the video version of "16 Candles" where they replaced some of the music with "canned elevator music". Since I only saw the TV version of this movie, and never saw the theatrical release-I didn't find a huge difference in the video version except for the song during the ending credits. From what I remember it was a song called "Let Your Love Flow", or something like that. The video version closing music is awful! I don't know where Paramount dug up that song! For the movie, I still found it enjoyable and entertaining. Tatum O'Neal, and Kristy McNichol really shine through in this movie and make it fun to watch. I am glad that it's still available on video, but it would be nice if this movie was released on DVD in the original theatrical version, or TV version.


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