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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.


(as Ronald F. Maxwell)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ms. Bright (as Maggie Blye)
Mr. Whitney
Abby Bluestone ...
Simone Schachter ...
Jenn Thompson ...
Troas Hayes ...
Mary Betten ...
Miss Nichols
Mrs. Whitney


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 »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

21 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Queridinhas  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The color of Ferris' blouse changes from purple to pink in the course of the food fight sequence. See more »


Cinder: What about you, smut-mouth?
Angel: What about me, shit-head?
Cinder: Are you into girls?
Angel: [lunges towards Cinder]
Cinder: [backing away] She tried to grab my tit!
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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 »


References Grease (1978) See more »


On Saturday Afternoon In 1963
Written and Performed by Rickie Lee Jones
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I Have Never Forgotten This Movie!
12 November 2001 | by (Noth Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

I still remember the first time I saw this movie. It was a sneak preview with Steven Spielberg's occasionally funny comedy "1941." I still remember filling out my preview card rating Tatum O'Neal and Matt Dillon as "Very Good" but rating Kristy McNichol as "Excellent." At the time, I thought I would see the movie once and forget about it. I have seen the movie many, many times and I have never forgotten it. The late Gene Siskel said in his TV review of the movie that it was really two movies, a broad "Animal House" type comedy with food fights and condom jokes (which it is) and a very good coming of age story (which it is). When Matt Dillon was recently on the Bravo series "Inside the Actor's Studio," Dillon heard so many students say they liked this film, he actually said they ought to do a sequel. I hope they don't. I think he was really surprised to hear people praise this movie twenty years later. Some films stay with you and this is one of them. Interesting to see Cynthia Nixon on the HBO series "Sex And The City" after doing this project.

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