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Morgan Hiller
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Mickey (as Panchito Gomez)
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Feather
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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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Robert Downey Jr. became good friends with James Spader and even named his cat Jimmy in honor of him. See more »

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Video Only: At the beginning of the shot looking at the fallen body, a crewmember's hand can be seen reaching out from just under the platform to make the rope swing. See more »

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Mickey: Rain from heaven, Maricon!
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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 »

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GREEN ONIONS
Written by Steve Cropper, Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. Jones & Lewie Steinberg
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Tuff Turf, Not Given The Credit It Deserves
28 April 2005 | by (Queensland Australia) – See all my reviews

This was my all time favorite movie of the 1980's, and having the beautiful Kim Richards in it, and the ever cute James Spader made it worth watching time after time,,When Morgan moved to yet another new school and fell for the leader of the Tuff's girlfriend it was the start of a non stop battle of wills and reputations, it prooves that the good guy does always get the girl and that some things are worth fighting for. Some people believe this is the movie that ended Kim's career, to me it just never got the recognition it deserved,I just wish Kim would consider making a comeback to prove to everyone she has what it takes to be one of the great actresses of all time, your fans miss you Kim!


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