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Tuff Turf (1985)

The new kid in school must battle a gang of street toughs after stealing the gang leader's girl.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Morgan Hiller
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Frankie Croyden
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Nick Hauser
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Stuart Hiller
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Page Hiller
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Jimmy Parker (as Robert Downey)
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Ronnie
Panchito Gómez ...
Mickey (as Panchito Gomez)
Michael Wyle ...
Eddie
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Feather
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Man at Bus Stop (as Frank McCarthy)
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Security Guard
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Mr. Russell
Ceil Cabot ...
Secretary
Donald Fullilove ...
Howard
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Storyline

At the start of his senior year in high school, Morgan's father has lost his company, so the family moves from Connecticut, where they've been in the yacht club, to an apartment in the San Fernando Valley. Morgan has grown up in the shadow of his high-achieving older brother, and he seems to have a knack for getting into trouble. He also has a stubborn streak, so when he finds himself attracted to Frankie, the girlfriend of the leader of a local gang of youthful thugs, he can't stop himself from pushing her for a relationship. The thug thinks of Frankie as his property and sees the cool, urbane Morgan as dead meat. Is this a struggle to the death? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Where enemies are made, reputations are earned and love is the most risky affair of all. See more »

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Action | Drama

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Release Date:

11 January 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love-Fighters - Tuff Turf  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,509,380 (USA) (13 January 1985)

Gross:

$9,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

James Spader's first film with top billing. See more »

Goofs

In James Spader's first appearance in the film the patch on the back of his leather jacket is slashed with a car antenna. Although the patch is still slashed when he arrives at school the next day, it next appears fully intact later the same day at school while Spader is talking to Robert Downey, Jr. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Parker: She belongs to Nick.
Morgan Hiller: C'mon Jimmy, Lincoln freed the slaves. All I want to do is talk to her.
Jimmy Parker: All I want to do is live!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see Morgan, Frankie, Jimmy and Ronnie dancing and playing instruments with Jack Mack and the Heart Attack at Club 60's. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rough Streets (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Be-Bop A-lula
Written by Gene Vincent and Tex Davis (as Sheriff Tex Davis)
Published by Lowery Music Company Incorporated
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awesome in the 80's.awesome now.
25 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

tuff turf was one of those movies i used to rent over and over again as a kid.Kim Richards always made it especially easy to keep watching.i think it was that amazing hair and raspy voice that hooked me each time.i hadn't seen it for approximately 15 years but recently purchased it on DVD.i was unsure if i would still like it but after watching it again,and remembering vividly every scene,i loved it just as much as i always did.it is still one of my favorite movies of all time.it has all the ingredients a classic 80's movie should have and deserved a lot more recognition and acclaim.would love to see what Kim looks like now.i will have to keep checking in on this site to see if she has any movies on the rise.


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