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Screwballs (1983)

R | | Comedy | 1 April 1983 (USA)
Frolicking youth comedy about zany high school students set in the 1960s.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rick McKay
Kent Deuters ...
Brent Van Dusen III
Linda Speciale ...
Purity Busch
Alan Deveau ...
Howie Bates
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Bootsie Goodhead
Jason Warren ...
Melvin Jerkovski
James Coburn ...
Tim Stevenson (as Jim Coburn)
Terrea Smith ...
Rhonda Rockett (as Terrea Foster)
Donnie Bowes ...
Principal Stuckoff
Kimberly Brooks ...
Miss Boudoir
Nicky Fylan ...
Vince the Prince
Paula Farmer ...
Miss Shivers
Joe Crozier ...
Ward Busch
Heather Smith ...
June Busch
Nola Wale ...
Mrs. Roach
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Storyline

Starting a new tradition of sex comedy, T & A High School, five boys meet in the detention room thanks to the evil virgin princess Purity Busch. RICK - dressed as a doctor and gave breast exams to the high school new comers. BRENT - sexually teased Purity in French class. MELVIN - caught masturbating in the meat locker. HOWIE - rearranged the mirrors in order to see up the skirts of cheerleaders after practice. And TIM - tricked into entering the girls washroom. Each one fooled by Purity, they want revenge. Each one makes a pact to deflower the virgin, but all have failed. Their only chance is to work together with others of the school to get her at the homecoming game. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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The comedy that goes all the way! See more »

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1 April 1983 (USA)  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

James Coburn (Tim Stevenson) has an identical twin. The two appear on screen together on the bleachers near the end of the movie. See more »

Goofs

The character posing as a doctor calls himself "Dr. Pepper" and sings the commercial jingle "Wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?" The movie takes place circa early 1960s, and the jingle was not used until 1977. See more »

Quotes

Rick McKay: Hey, Jerkovski! Back again, eh? Where'd you beat off this time, study hall?
Melvin Jerkovski: No, meat locker.
Brent Van Dusen III: Smart thinking, Mel. No better place to beat the meat, huh?
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Followed by Screwballs II (1985) See more »

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Summer Days
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Light Take on Porky's
3 January 2014 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Screwballs (1983)

** (out of 4)

Canadian rip-off of PORKY'S features five high school guys getting sent to detention for various things done against or to the high school queen/virgin Purity Busch. While in detention the five men agree to work together to try and see Mrs. Busch topless. SCREWBALLS comes from writers Jim Wynorski and Linda Shayne and it's clear that they watched all the teen-sex comedies that had been released before this and it's also clear that they're paying homage to countless "B" movies from the drive-in era. I'm not going to lie and call this a masterpiece because it's far from it. The characters are all rather bland. The screenplay runs out of gas very early on. The direction is questionable and there's just no question that this here isn't all that well-made. With that said, if you're a fan of these types of movies then there's enough nudity and silliness to make it worth sitting through at least once. I think the best thing about the movie are a few nods to previous films including a funny drive-in sequence where the kids are watching a naughty movie (THE ARENA for those interested). Another funny sequence involves one of the boys getting sexually attacked by Purity's mother and here's a very funny nod to the scene in THE HOWLING dealing with the werewolf sex/transformation. Again, none of the performances are all that memorable but at least the main five are slightly interesting enough to keep you entertained. As far as nudity goes, this one here features plenty of topless ladies, which of course was needed since this film's target audience was young men. SCREWBALLS is a pretty stupid little film that fans of the 80s teen comedies will want to check out. All others should stay clear.


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