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Writer:
Boaz Davidson (written by)
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Release Date:
30 July 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The comedy that puts ZIP into being a teen... See more »
Plot:
The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Not just another teen sex romp. See more (123 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lawrence Monoson ... Gary

Diane Franklin ... Karen

Steve Antin ... Rick
Joe Rubbo ... David

Louisa Moritz ... Carmela

Brian Peck ... Victor

Kimmy Robertson ... Rose
Tessa Richarde ... Brenda
Winifred Freedman ... Millie
Gerri Idol ... Roxanne
Sandy Sprung ... Mother

Paul Keith ... Father
Phil Rubenstein ... Gino
Roberto Rodriquez ... Paco
Blanche Rubin ... Librarian

Michael Chieffo ... Soda Jerk

Leslie Simms ... Mrs. Applebaum

Harry Bugin ... Doctor
Julianna McCarthy ... Counselor
Mel Welles ... Druggist
Sylvia Lawler ... Assistant Druggist
Nancy Brock ... Ruby
Lyla Graham ... Mrs. Roswell
Mordo Dana ... Jeweler
Robert Doran ... Earl

Noel Scott ... Boy #1
Peter Ellenstein ... Boy #2
Rob Reese ... Boy #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Marie Pitrello ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Boaz Davidson 
 
Writing credits
Boaz Davidson (written by)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
David Womark .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Adam Greenberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bruria Davidson 
 
Art Direction by
Jim Dultz 
 
Makeup Department
Richard Arrington .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pat Morrill .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Allan .... first assistant director
Ken Bornstein .... third assistant director
Eric Jewett .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Eric A. Holst .... props (as Eric Holst)
K.C. Scheibel .... assistant art director (as K.C. Sheibel)
Liz Shaner .... art department assistant
Bob Fox .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator (as Patrushka Mierzwa)
John Murray .... sound transferer
Tom Siiter .... sound transferer
Michael R. Sloan .... sound editor (as Michael Sloan)
Mark Ulano .... sound mixer
Mel Welles .... post-sync dialogue supervisor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alec Hirschfeld .... first assistant camera (as Alec Hirshfeld)
Robert Krebsbach .... best boy electrician
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer
Jon Leonoudakis .... electrician (as John Leonadakis)
Dory Lubliner .... grip (as Dori Lubliner)
William Manning .... electrician (as Bill Manning)
Elliot Nachbar .... grip
Tracy Neftzger .... key grip (as Tracy Neftzer)
David W. Nims .... best boy grip (as David Nims)
Todd Pike .... second assistant camera
Tami Porath .... still photographer (as Tami Peri-Porath)
Raphael Sasson .... grip
Pete Tullo .... grip (as Peter Tullo)
 
Casting Department
Phyllis Gamm .... assistant casting director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yehudit Ben-Horne .... wardrobe assistant
Carin Berger .... wardrobe (as Caren Berger)
 
Editorial Department
Linda Folk .... second assistant editor
Mark Helfrich .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Paula Erickson .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Norman Kaptan .... transportation chief (as Norm Kaptan)
 
Other crew
Elliott Fils .... production accountant
Dennis J. Lootens .... technician: Cinemobile (as Dennis Lootens)
Priscilla McDonald .... publicist
Kathy McMahon .... production assistant
Gary McNett .... location manager
Linda Peterson .... craft service
Judith Saunders .... script supervisor
Daniel Wetherbee .... production assistant (as Dan Wetherbee)
Gary Zembow .... production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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92 min
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Trivia:
The movie and its precursor "Lemon Popsicle" [Lemon Popsicle (1978)] were both based on a situation which happened to the film's director Boaz Davidson during his youth.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Gary gives Karen a ride to school, as they pull into the parking lot you see 1 parking space available between 2 cars, 1 yellowish and 1 a blue/gray. After Gary parks, there is now an extra space between his car and the yellowish car and the blue/gray car has disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
Brenda:This coke's kinda sweet. It's really good stuff.
David:The best.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Remote Control (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Will FollowSee more »

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47 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Not just another teen sex romp., 15 July 2002
Author: jrs-8 from Chicago

The title would indicate otherwise. When it was released in 1982 I avoided it. At that time filmgoers were deluged with nothing but mad slasher films and teen sex comedies. I wanted nothing to do with it. It didn't last in theaters long enough for me to think twice. Today, after almost two years of prodding from a very close friend, I watched "The Last American Virgin." My feelings are extremely mixed but I must admit there are things I haven't been able to stop thinking about. Most notable is the final 40 minutes of the film which is such an abrupt switch from the first hour I almost can't believe the two halves are part of the same film.

The first hour is the story of 3 friends and their repeated attempts to score with the opposite sex. Interestingly, since the title suggests it, the main character is not given any extra attention to lose his virginity then the other two friends who are obviously not virgins. Our main character is a pizza delivery boy who meets a girl and is immediately attracted to her. But as luck would have it she only has eyes for his best friend, the stud of the group.

The first hour is played mostly for laughs as the boys get into scrapes trying to score with the women. A few of the scenes are amusing. They elicit chuckles but no serious laughter. One particular scene where the boys visit an extremely horny woman only to be interrupted by her boyfriend is fun. An earlier scene where the main character's parents arrive home early from a trip is amusing if not overly original.

But then something happens. At about the hour mark the tone of the film changes. An event occurs out of left field that brings our main character and the girl of his dreams together. From then on they share experiences that are very real and anyone could identify with whether they have ever been in the situation or not. Suddenly the attempt at madcap humor is replaced by real events and real emotions and "The Last American Virgin" turns into a very special movie.

Towards the end our main character finally professes his love to the girl in what may be the best scene ever done in this type of movie. It's strong, emotional, and so well acted that everyone out there knows exactly what the characters feel simply by the looks on their faces. It's truly a great scene.

Now let's talk about the ending without giving anything away. In a word it's brilliant. It makes perfect sense. It is totally real. Again it is a scene that anyone that watches it can identify with. When the credits rolled I was stunned. How the director had the guts to end it as he did is a testament to not playing down on his audience. It probably ends the only way it could. Some people will love it and others may hate it. But it's true to life.

I noticed that I used the word 'real' a lot in describing the last half. That's the only way I know how to describe it. The characters come to life in the second half. I am sure many people can identify with these people during the hijinks filled first half as well. But it's that second half when the director really nails his characters. We end up truly caring about some of them and despising others and hoping for a lot of things to happen. But we have feelings for them all. Credit to the writer (also the director). If only he had made a stronger first half with less comedy and more dealings with real life issues and this film would have been a classic.

I haven't yet mentioned the soundtrack. As one might expect it is filled with late 70's and early 80's hits. Journey's "Open Arms" is played to great effect in the scene when the main character finally spills his guts to the woman of his dreams.

I have never seen this film played on cable nor do I recall it being on DVD. I hope the studio has a change of heart one of these days and brings it back into circulation. I think every teenager should see this film. They'll no doubt be highly amused by the silliness of the first half (though the nudity might turn off concerned parents), but then they will experience learned lessons in the second half that, if they have yet to go through, most likely will in one form or another.

So the final verdict is a terrific final 40 minutes is buried in an average at best teen sex film of the first 60 minutes. Oh how I wish the opening had been as wonderful as the closing. There would be no need to hope for this film to be found. It would be as known as "Say Anything" is.

Seek this film out. If you can get passed the nudity issue I think parents and teenagers could watch this together and experience life as it really is. It's not pat and always what we want. Things happen that we can't control and sometimes things work out the way they are supposed to for reasons we can't understand at the time. It's a lesson we all have learned or will learn in life. And when was the last time you could say you learned that from a teen comedy?

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