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A group of teenage summer campers and one counselor share the stories of their first sexual experiences when an avalanche traps them in a cave... | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Georgia Harrell ... Michelle Farmer
Michael Sanville ... Mitch 'Stud'

Googy Gress ... Henry Putz
John Flood ... Danny Anderson
Heidi Miller ... Annie Goldberg
Al Pia ... Alfred Zitzler
Betty Pia ... Mrs. Anderson
Gilda Gumbo ... Madame Gumbo
Lara Grills ... Lucy the Hooker
Kristina Marie Wetzel ... Barbara Billingham
Frank Trent Saladino ... Joff
David Berardi ... Johnny the Maniac
Ted Henning ... Ted
Donna Winter ... Mona the Ball Buster

Sheila Kennedy ... Dreamgirl

Mark Torgl ... Dwayne
Donna Barnes ... Jane
Sioban Fergus ... Cathy
Steve Hollander ... Stinky

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Lobotomy
Russell Matthews ... Pissing Johnnie
Mitchell Whitfield ... Bedwet Micky
Nick Pannone ... Bozo
Michel Schoffel ... Melvin
Randy Matthews ... Snake
Gretchen Weiner ... Mrs. Richards
Ebb Miller ... Mr. Richards
William Kirksey ... Herpes Announcer
Steven Chambers ... Dick
Dennis Berrigan ... Dingo
Thur Adams ... Ringo
Katya Colman ... Nature Counselor
Deborah Whitley ... MaryLou
Vicki Juditz ... Suzie
Julie Anne Parker ... Julie
Rubin Ruzan ... Robin
Arleen O'Brien ... Arleen
William Cheverino ... Camp Buyer
Andrea Suter ... Thelma
Catherine Hayes ... Nature Family Mother
Barbara Gurskey ... Nature Family Sister
Michael Corcoran ... Nature Family Father
Kevin Rice ... Nature Family Brother
Alex Ross Harper ... Alex

Rondell Sheridan ... Rondell
John Stoltzfus ... Phil Twin #1
Bob Stoltzfus ... Phil Twin #2
Carla Bragoli ... Leather Girl
Ron Conroy ... Ron
Al Spellman ... Al
Don Costello ... Butler
Konni Novinger ... Konni
Rachel Allisyn ... Miriam
Joanne Jarvis ... Girl with Greyhound
Joe Simpson ... Dating Service Twin #1
Sam Simpson ... Dating Service Twin #2
Dana Rossi ... Dana
June De Young ... June
Amy Montinari ... Amy Ferd
Gary Pratt ... Tattoo
Chris Castillo ... Metal Detector Man
Sloane Herz ... Little Girl
Ellen Christiansen ... Butch
Michael Serrapica ... Narrator (voice)
Scherzo Harrell ... Dog Date

Directed by
Michael Herz 
Lloyd Kaufman  (as Samuel Weill)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Georgia Harrell  additional material
Michael Herz  additional material
Lloyd Kaufman  additional material
Stuart Strutin  written by
Mark Torgl  additional material

Produced by
Michael Herz .... producer
Lloyd Kaufman .... producer
William Kirksey .... executive producer
Stuart Strutin .... associate producer
Spencer A. Tandy .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Lloyd Kaufman 
Film Editing by
Adam Fredericks 
Richard King 
Casting by
Melanie Mintz 
Art Direction by
Ellen Christiansen 
Costume Design by
Danielle Brunon 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Aspinall .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Eileen Nad Castaldi .... post-production supervisor
Nelson Vaughn .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ilan Cohen .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Patricia Brolsma .... boom operator
Wendy Caplin .... sound editor
Mark Pancza .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Leslie Larraine .... special effects director
Dale Oprandy .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Castillo .... grip
John De Camp .... electrician
William Moore .... key grip
Editorial Department
Richard W. Haines .... supervising editor (as Richard Haines)
Richard Kurtz .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Jeffrey Dumais .... location manager
Other crew
Maris Herz .... administrative executive
Patricia Kaufman .... administrative executive (as Pat Swinney Kaufman)
Mike Marcucci .... production assistant
Mark Torgl .... script supervisor

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88 min | UK:87 min
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This film was inspired by co-director Michael Herz's meeting his wife at a summer camp when he was a kid.See more »
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Referenced in Tromeo and Juliet (1996)See more »
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before Toxie, there was sex comedy... and it wasn't very good, as one might guess, 16 December 2010
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

The First Turn-On!! (must have the two exclamation points there because, hey, more stuff on the poster!!) is a sex-romp where we get to see the inside scoops on what the "first time" was like for a few ass-wipes and two stuck up chicks (to speak in Beavis & Butt-head tongue), and they all beef up their stories that they tell in the cave after an avalanche makes the cave impenetrable... he-he, impenetrable, is that a funny? Well, no, on to the movie itself, one of the early collaborations between Troma founder/bad-taste pioneers Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman, who share producer/director credits here.

Their game, if one can't tell from their other movies, is intentionally hitting the lowest common denominator. They do have a tongue-in-cheek through most of it- that is when the misogyny doesn't scream out like a young lady's first or almost orgasm- and at least they're not trying to be offensive... actually, no, that's a lie. If you got offended by this, they won half the battle (and if you paid for the whole DVD- as opposed to, with some wit, getting it off of Netflix instant-view, they won the other half).

I would like to try to look deeper into some of the psychological ramifications of what the campers and camp-leader with the frizzy 80's hair and wide blue eyes go into, but does it matter? Whenever Kaufman and Herz try to get on with a story it makes so many detours it threatens to jump off a cliff with two boobs in your face. This said, throughout the raucous and stupid and juvenile and just flat-out gross and 11-year old humor wedged into a very-R-rated sex comedy, I actually did laugh at a few lines like "This would be easier than (bleeping) a tomato", and there were a few sight gags that did make me chuckle loudly. I could probably count those times on one hand. And I guess there are some nice bosoms, to note once again. The rest of it is obnoxious crap-comedy, the kind where you roll your eyes or just sit in momentary stunned silence and go "really, you had to go there?

It's a Porky's knock-off at camp that unfortunately doesn't go far enough to anticipate 127 Hours. Now if they had to cut off some genitals to stay alive (mostly testicles) it might be a better night out.

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