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Tomboy (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  14 November 1985 (West Germany)
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Scrappy, willful, and fiercely self-reliant spitfire hoyden automobile mechanic Tomasina 'Tommy' Boyd develops a huge crush on cocky race car driving dreamboat hunk Randy Starr after ... See full summary »

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Tomasina 'Tomboy' Boyd
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Randy Starr
Kristi Somers ...
Seville Ritz
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Chester
Philip Sterling ...
Earl Delarue
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Ernie Leeds Jr
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Frankie
Toby Iland ...
Harold
E. Danny Murphy ...
Pimples
Rory Barish ...
Jennifer
Cynthia Thompson ...
Amanda (as Cynthia Ann Thompson)
Cory Hawkins ...
Carlos
Shane McCabe ...
Goodley
Aaron Butler ...
Tod
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Bartender
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Scrappy, willful, and fiercely self-reliant spitfire hoyden automobile mechanic Tomasina 'Tommy' Boyd develops a huge crush on cocky race car driving dreamboat hunk Randy Starr after meeting Randy at a party held at a jerky rich guy's house. However, male chauvinist Randy won't take Tommy seriously because she's a gal, so Tommy dares Randy to a high stakes souped-up automobile race in order to win over his respect. Written by Woodyanders

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It's not just a man's world anymore.

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Eric Douglas himself was no fan of this movie. In 1994, when asked whether the critics were right to pan it as they'd done, Douglas answered by bursting into exaggerated death-groans. See more »

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The naked man Tommy encounters has tape visible on his lower abdomen, which is apparently being used to cover his genitals. See more »

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Plot is silly, but Betsy Russell is worth it...
19 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've dated women like "Tommy." They're fun for a while.

This is a guy movie. Women will be jealous of Russell's red-hot looks and will nit-pick the movie's lack of plot and acting talents (who would bring a Rolls Royce to a gas station to be repaired, unless the mechanic looked like Tommy?), but for us guys, all Betsy Russell has to do is stand there and breathe. I liked the way women dressed during the 1980s, and the hairstyles are cute as well.

The title song is catchy, and whoever stunt-doubled for Betsy Russell on the motorcycle knew what they were doing. I saw "Tomboy" the first time on HBO, so the price was right, but this low-budget movie grossed over $14 million. Not bad.


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