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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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Kathy
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Chuey
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Pablo
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Larry
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$437,257, 10 April 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,246,141
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Trivia

The make, model, and color of the car in which the guys cruise to Tijuana, Mexico, was a light-red 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 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 dollars. 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: 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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Connections

Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Weekend
by Phillip J. Todaro, Tom H. Shannon
Performed by The Rockin' Rebels (1960)
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I like this movie!
1 July 2003 | by 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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