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Jocks (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  14 November 1986 (USA)
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The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.

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The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.

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Champions aren't born ... they're made!

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R.G. Armstrong improvised the moment when he kisses Christopher Lee. See more »

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Chip Williams: Chito, you're in charge.
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References Batman (1966) See more »

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Performed by Phillip Kennard with The Pups
Written, Arranged and Produced by Phillip Kennard
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Double fault.
25 January 2013 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Unless they can win a championship, LA College's tennis team will lose their scholarships, and their coach (Richard Roundtree) will be out of a job. At their next competition in Las Vegas, the players pull out all the stops to win, employing a variety of underhanded techniques in an effort to undermine their opponents' confidence, but find that the team from arch rivals Dallas Tech are just as devious in their methods.

An important factor of many decent teen comedies is a likable protagonist; Jocks, from director Steve Carver, not only features a thoroughly obnoxious lead character, a self obsessed douche by the name of The Kid (Scott Strader), but his friends are just as irritating, making the film a thoroughly charmless affair made all the worse by a lack of decent jokes, some really dull sporting scenes, and the pitiful sight of Christopher Lee slumming it as a strict college president (just one of the actor's many career low points).

The presence of the lovely Mariska Hargitay (as Dallas Tech babe Nicole, who inexplicably takes a shine to The Kid) makes matters a little easier to bear, as do the film's few moments of gratuitous female nudity, but as a whole, Jocks scores very few points.


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