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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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Big Guy in Jail
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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 <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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

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Released as "Porki 3" in Brazil to cash in on the success of "Porky's" and "Porky's 2". See more »

Goofs

Kathy sets the bottle of tequila down before she and Woody walk down the hill to the dance. However, after dancing, they sit down at a table and Kathy picks up the same bottle of tequila. See more »

Quotes

Marine: Hey! The MP's will have us out of here. And when they do, you're dead.
Spider: Says who, dick-breath?
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Angry little teen sex romp
21 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's 1965 Los Angeles. Woody (Tom Cruise), angry Dave (Jackie Earle Haley) and cool Spider (John Stockwell) are high school student vowing to lose it in their trip to Tijuana, Mexico. They need money and wheeling dealing little Wendell forces his way into the group. Kathy (Shelley Long) runs away and grabs a ride with the guys. She gets a quickie divorce in Tijuana.

This is following the success of Porky's over a year before. The difference is that this isn't nearly as funny. The story isn't very original and has all the hallmarks of a teen sex romp. The boys aren't very likable. They're missing the lovable goof character. Neither Dave nor Wendell is lovable. The movie just has too much anger. Everybody is angry. The group is separated for much of the movie anyways. It does have an awkward kissing scene between Cruise and Long. That may be worth a look.


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