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 <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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One of four movies in which Tom Cruise appeared in 1983. The others were The Outsiders (1983), Risky Business (1983) and All the Right Moves (1983). 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 »


Dave: Wimp, I'm not like ordinary guys. I've got more than hormones, or something. You know, like a male nymphomaniac?
Wendell: I feel sorry for you, Dave.
Dave: Then loan me a few bucks, so I can go to another whorehouse!
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Written by Chuck Río
Performed by The Champs (1958)
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1 July 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I thought that this movie was very funny the first time I saw it ten years ago, and I still do today. This is a movie that is in the same genre as Porky's or Revenge of the Nerds. True fact, Tom Cruise said in a Playboy interview that he did this movie because of Jackie Earle Haley. Since Haley had been in Breaking Away, Cruise figured that this movie would be just as good. It didn't quite work out the way he expected, at least not right away. Cruise fan or not, it's worth a look. For me, Jackie pretty much steals every scene he's in. Anytime I watch this movie, I have to laugh at Tom Cruise because he ended up becoming one of the biggest stars in the movie world, and he started out in this. If you REALLY want to see Cruise in another light, check out Endless Love, with Brooke Shields. It's his first movie, and though he's in it for less than a minute, it's worth a look, just like Losin' It. Check it out!

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