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Little Darlings (1980)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  5 May 1980 (Brazil)
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Two 15-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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Jenn Thompson ...
Penelope
Troas Hayes ...
Diane
Mary Betten ...
Miss Nichols
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Mrs. Whitney
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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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The bet is on: whoever loses her virginity first- - wins. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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5 May 1980 (Brazil)  »

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Adorables revoltosas  »

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Trivia

According to Wikipedia, "An alternate version of Little Darlings (1980) was made for TV which had all the sex-related scenes and dialogue removed, giving the impression that, instead of trying to lose their virginity, Angel and Ferris were merely trying to make a guy fall in love with them. The deleted scenes were replaced with leftover footage not seen in the film version, including a scene in which Angel rescues Ferris from drowning in the lake. Some additional music was also used in this version". See more »

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The first time Angel and Randy go to the boathouse she picks him up in a tan canoe. When they pull into the boathouse the canoe is green. See more »

Quotes

Sunshine: Ferris, I'm kinda glad you and Gary didn't fool around. Kissing is more romantic.
Cinder: What do *you* know?
Sunshine: [hesitates] Nothing.
Cinder: Oh, a third virgin. How quaint.
Dana: Uh Cinder, better make that four.
Carrots: [smiling] Yeah, me too.
Cinder: You're all positively cherubic!
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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 »

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References Beauty and the Beast (1946) See more »

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School
Written by Rick Davies (as Richard Davies) and Roger Hodgson
Performed by Supertramp
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Infamous 1980s teen sex film
7 May 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Angel (Kristy McNichol) and Ferris (Tatum O'Neal) compete at summer camp to see who can lose their virginity first. O'Neal goes after hunky Armand Assante and McNichol goes after punk Matt Dillon. This was a huge hit with teenagers back in 1980 (despite the R rating). There's no nudity and sex is kept off-screen, but there is a huge amount of sex talk, swearing, the kids smoking and drinking beer and every possible sex joke you can think of. Despite all this, the film is actually not that sleazy and kind of fun. Some of the jokes are very funny and the subject of teen sex is dealt with intelligently and seriously. It's also amusing to see Dillon, O'Neal, McNicol and Assante so young...and look for a VERY young Cynthia Nixon as one of the kids! All the acting is pretty good--McNicol is VERY good--a very natural, believable performance. Good 80s soundtrack too.

Worth catching.


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