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Losin' It (1983)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 22 April 1983 (USA)
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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Dave
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Spider
John P. Navin Jr. ...
Wendell
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Kathy
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Sheriff
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Chuey
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Taxi Driver #1
Mario Marcelino ...
Pablo
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Marine
James Victor ...
Lawyer
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Larry
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Taxi Driver #2
Cornelio Hernandez ...
Big Guy in Jail
Hector Morales ...
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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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Comedy | Drama

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Because this movie was a low budget, non-union film, they used at least ten 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, California to be extras and a few were put in as principles with lines. The art department covered eighty percent of the store fronts on the main boulevard with period looking facades. The crew worked six nights a week for five to six weeks for most of the scenes. The only nights off were Sunday nights, so a lot of the crew would drive into Mexicali, Mexico 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 »

Goofs

Towards the end of the junkyard scene when Wendell was to drive Dave out of the junkyard, there's a mid-'70s Oldsmobile Cutlass in the background. See more »

Quotes

Dave: Just get one thing straight, Wimp. We may be stuck with you, but that doesn't mean you're going to ruin our trip just because you're a little brat kid! We're going to be as crude as we want, as filthy as we want, and as gross as we want! You understand that, Wimp?
Wendell: My name's Wendell, and why should today be any different?
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Dreamin'
by Barry De Vorzon, Ted Ellis
Performed by Johnny Burnette
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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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