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Losin' It (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  22 April 1983 (USA)
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Set in 1965, four rowdy teenage guys travel to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of partying when they are joined by a heartbroken housewife who is in town seeking a quick divorce.



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Teen sex comedy set in 1965 which follows four Los Angeles school friends, Woody, Dave, Spider, Wendell and the series of misadventures they get into when they travel south of the border to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to settle a pact to lose their virginity before the night is over, while a young woman, named Kathy, accompanies them for different reasons: to arrange a quick divorce from her husband. Written by <>

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They were boozin' it, brusin' it and cruisin' it, but mostly they were . . . See more »




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22 April 1983 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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Because this movie was a low budget, nonunion film, they used at least 10 crew members as actors and many others didn't want their names on the credits. They also hired a lot of local people from Calexico to be extras and a few were put in as principles with lines. The art department covered 80% of the store fronts on the main boulevard with period looking facades. The crew worked 6 nights a week for 5-6 weeks for most of the scenes. The only nights off were Sunday nights so a lot of the crew would drive into Mexicali to go dancing at their version of a "Studio 54" disco. The Model A car that was owned by the local guys was actually very troublesome for the duration of the movie. By the end it was dragging on the ground because the suspension was bad. See more »


When the guys are driving away from the market towards Mexico, and Kathy asks about the snack items they'd just stolen from her store, a bar code can be seen on one of the chip bags. Bar codes weren't introduced on retail products until the 1970s. See more »


[Spider comes back with a condom]
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You People Are Losin' It
1 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Lay off this movie, people. It's a teen-age sex romp comedy. It doesn't pretend to be anything more. And as for teen sex-romp comedies, it's pretty entertaining.

Tom Cruise is in it. Shelley Long has a good part. And the guy from Breaking Away has the best character of all. What I really liked about this movie was how it "romanticized" Tijuana. It makes you want to take a trip down there and raise some hell yourself.

This movie is a good time on a Friday night. If you're gonna rent a movie like this, rent this one. You won't be disappointed.

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