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Losin' It (1983)

 -  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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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
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Pablo
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Marine
James Victor ...
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Larry
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Cornelio Hernandez ...
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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Trivia

The make, model and color of the car the guys cruise to Tijuana in was a light-red 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air [2434] convertible. In 1965, the year in which this film was set, the car was a fairly common one to see and could be bought for a fairly reasonable price. Nowadays a restored car of that type could bring more than $100,000. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Dave (Jackie Earle Haley) is flirting with the bar girl, her hand is wrapped around her cup. When Dave drops the Spanish Fly into her drink the cup is standing alone at the center of the table. In the next shot her hand is back around the cup again. See more »

Quotes

Dave: I heard about this guy who got some spanish flies for his girlfriend, because she wasn't putting out. He gave her one and stopped at a liquor store or something, and when he came out guess what he found?
Woody: She was dead on top of the gearshift.
Dave: You know the same guy!
Woody: No, the same story.
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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Wasted Days Wasted Nights
Written by Freddy Fender and Wayne Duncan
Performed by Freddy Fender (1975)
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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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