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The Last American Virgin (1982)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  30 July 1982 (USA)
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The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.

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The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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There's only one thing left to lose. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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30 July 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El último americano virgen  »

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$5,800,000 (USA)
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Marketing materials for the movie frequently featured the film's title near an unzipped pair of denim jeans so as to link the "V" shape of the unzipped zipper with the "V" of the word "Virgin" in the title. See more »

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As Gary and the gang take off from the pizza lady's house you can see the camera lights as they reflect onto all the taillights reflectors on the parked cars (including) Gary's pizza wagon. See more »

Quotes

Rose: Pink Bubblegum please.
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Since You're Gone
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Unusual - and worthwhile - teen sex comedy
2 July 2001 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This is a very unusual teen sex comedy. One part of of it is the expected T & A laff riot, but the other half is a surprising sensitive and dead-on portrayal of teenage life. The movie keeps switching from one of these viewpoints to the other throughout the movie. In another movie, it would end up making the movie to be quite a mess. Yet somehow it works.

True, some of the comedy scenes go to the lowest denominator, but there are some wittier scenes here and there. Take the first scene, when the boys invite the girls over to Gary's house. The nervousness and awkwardness between Gary and the fat girl has me in stiches each time - because it's not only funny, but true. Though all the cast members are first-rate, it's Monoson who really steals the movie. As a shy teen looking for true love, his anguish will really break your heart.

I can't leave out the soundtrack. The songs picked for the soundtrack are excellent in so many ways. They are timeless, so they are very listenable even two decades later. Plus, they actually manage to comment on the action going onscreen at the time. I will never forget when the Commodores' "Oh No" plays during that certain sequence.

And I can't leave out the ending - when I first saw the movie, I was simply stunned at what happened at the end. I couldn't believe it at first, then I realized that hey, this kind of thing does happen.

With all the fans this movie has, I am very surprised it has not been re-released on video or DVD. MGM, you now have the rights - what are you waiting for? Though since they are rereleasing a lot of older movies on video and DVD now, maybe - just maybe - we'll be able to get a new copy in each of our hands.


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