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Four Venice Beach boys make a pact to lose their virginity before beginning their senior year of high school. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Michael Zorek ... Barry
Adam Silbar ... Michael
Jeff Fishman ... Joey
Johnny Timko ... Scotty

Jill Schoelen ... Julie Ann
Deborah Richter ... Heidi
Monique Gabrielle ... Babs
Tami Holbrook ... Sissy
Gayle Gannes ... Jamie
Heather Ling ... Robin

Clark Jarrett ... Roger
Kerry Noonan ... Wendy

Roger Rose ... Cliff
David Christopher ... Female Impersonator
Virgil Frye ... The Porno Man
Suzi Horne ... Hooker #1
Sunny Smith ... Hooker #2

Janet Cole Notey ... Lady at Bus Stop
Jerry Maren ... Arcade Vendor
June Ellis ... Old Lady in Park
John Miller ... Weightlifter
Dan Oliver ... Anson
James Sotirakis ... Boy on Beach
Valerie Perfit ... Girl on Beach
Benny Clorey ... Tap Dancer
Shari Blum ... Dream Girl
Dawn Schneider ... Dream Girl
Beth Farrelly ... Dream Girl
Gerardo Mejía ... Break Dancer
Otis Tyrone Holden ... Drummer
Rick Koch ... Skater
Ross Judd ... Skater
Terry Caccia ... Skater
James Coons ... Skater
Robin Schell ... Skater
Ruben Roney ... Skater
Robert Osborn ... BMX Rider
Pat Romano ... BMX Rider
Peter Pitofsky ... Mime
Robert Gruenberg Jr. ... Chain Saw Juggler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Gocha ... Limousine Driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jim Sotos 
Writing credits
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Larry Anderson 
Peter Foldy 

Produced by
Luigi Cingolani .... producer
Ralph Kent Cooke .... executive producer
Peter Foldy .... associate producer
J. Don Harris .... executive producer
Paul Joseph .... producer
Martin Perfit .... executive producer
Jim Sotos .... producer
Original Music by
Lou Forestieri 
Casting by
Jerold Franks 
Production Design by
George Costello 
Production Management
Cary Glieberman .... unit production manager
Sound Department
William Hooper .... sound editor

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85 min
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Another goofball 80's teen comedy, somewhat redeemed by a great female cast, 6 September 2010
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This is one of the last of the socially irresponsible early 80's teen sex comedies made before John Hughes came along and ruined them all with sappy romanticism and fairy-tale nonsense. I don't know if you can really compare it to the much bigger-budgeted "American Pie", which was much more a self-conscious late 90's throw-back to these kind of films. It has a similar plot--four teen doofuses make a pact to all lose their virginity--but that plot was not exactly startlingly original even back in 1984.

The male cast--including the guy who played the fat, horny slob in "Private School" here playing an, um, fat,horny slob--is generally kind of insufferable and rarely very funny. As is often the case though, it is the female cast that really makes the movie. Jill Schoelen ("The Stepfather") plays the neglected would-be girlfriend of the protagonist. She has the standard role of the very, very cute "girl-next-door" who the protagonist is destined to find true love with after he sows his wild oats. The sexy girl (who basically plays the "wild oats") is Debbie Richter, who was a Miss California back in the 70's. If I could describe in two words, those words would be, "Good god!" She has an incredible body and you pretty much get to see all of it in this movie. Monique Gabrielle, who probably has a lot more fans due to her nude appearances in "Bachelor Party" and "Chained Heat", has a smaller role here as Richter's shy, mousy cousin (yeah, right). However, as well known as Gabrielle was later in the 80's as a"scream queen", she was simply not in the acting class of Jill Schoelen, or perhaps even Debbie Richter. (Gabrielle was absolutely terrible in many of her leading roles like "Emmanuelle V"). Here though she has only a relatively small cameo and naturally she shows off her fine, fine body.

I don't want to oversell this movie,of course. It's very dumb and a lot of the acting is terrible. Even in the generally low-brow teen sex comedy genre it's not necessarily a classic. It certainly does benefit from a great female cast though.

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