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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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1 April 1983 (USA)  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The following people appear nude in the film: Raven De La Croix, Alan Deveau, Jennifer Inch, Linda Shayne, Terrea Smith, Astrid Falconi, Kim Cayer, and Linda Speciale. See more »

Goofs

When Jerkofski is getting set up with the spy gear on the beach, a character say "I saw this on 'Mission Impossible'". That show first aired in 1966, and the movie takes place before that. See more »

Quotes

Principal Stuckoff: Do you gentlemen know the meaning of the word vermin? Heathens? Scum? Trash? Degenerates?
Melvin Jerkovski: [raising hand] I think I know what trash means...
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dinosaur Island (2015) See more »

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That's What It Takes
Written, Performed and Produced by Johnny Dee Fury
Copyright: Occidental Records
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Linda Shayne is more interesting than her movie
17 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film will definitely cause you to rewind a few times, and fast-forward a lot more, because huge sections of it are predictable and flat to the point of humorless. The four main male characters... I hated them, but they seem to be somewhat accurate. Rafal Zielinski is a competent director, and the editor has rendered some rather effective "speed up" gags.

Here and there, a good line is said, or a good piece of physical comedy is shown, but it's usually the script, not the way it's delivered, that's funny. And most of the nudity... To be frank, you get sick of it by sheer repetition (Wow, EVERY character is sort a deviant... boring) and want to see a character you can actually like.

Now, on to Linda Shayne,

She's hardly a prolific director these days, and some of her material is borderline vomitably kid-oriented(Flying Ryan, Purple People Eater), but she is still skilled at suiting the needs of the right target audience. Plus, she is more attractive than the rest of the female cast combined. It's a shame that she couldn't have gotten herself the female lead as Purity: her acting skills and physique are much better. Much more likely to draw a guy like me over to the cause of feminism than Ann Coulter or Oprah Winfrey

In short, she's the reason I am really mad that the local movie rental has lost its copy of this tape.


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