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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Die Aufreisser von der High School  »

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The film was shot partly in Calexico, and on one occasion the cast partied at the roxy on sunset Blvd. Tom cruise was dancing with an asian girl, when her boyfriend noticed and slipped on a pair of brass knuckles. This was noticed by one of the leads and they hurried Cruise out of the club jokingly later saying they saved his beautiful molars. See more »


Although it may be intended to indicate the inexperience of Kathy (Shelley Long) the usual way to do tequila shots is salt-tequila-lime ("lick it, slam it, suck it") rather than the lime-tequila-salt order she uses. See more »


[Spider comes back with a condom]
Spider: I forgot my rubber.
Spider's Whore: Did you remember to bring your dick?
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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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