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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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Eight cockroaches were flown from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in order to be used in this film. Moreover, a cockroach wrangler had to make sure that none of the cockroaches escaped and that they were all accounted for during the shooting of this movie. See more »

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Chip Williams: Chito, you're in charge.
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Gettin' Hot in Here
Performed by Linda 'Peaches' Green
Arranged by Scott V. Smith
Written by Stephen Tavani, Rene & Barry Ruff
Produced by Stephen Tavani
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Lame tennis movie...
25 October 2014 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 10/19/2014 -- 2 out of 10(Dir-Steve Carver): Lame tennis movie where a ragtag band of college student try to be fun-loving, win at tennis, and stop the authorities from closing down the program at Los Angeles University. From the beginning --- this movie shows it's weaknesses in storytelling and consistent character flow right away after the first couple of scenes. A president, played by Christopher Lee, wants a winning championship sports program at the college because of a long drought and convinces the sports director to use the tennis team to get to this end. In the very next scene, the director is trying to fire the tennis coach, played by Richard Roundtree, but gives his group one more chance to win it all. The best player, named the Kid, first has to be re-instated after a boatload of offenses. The complete team consists of a dumb muscle man, a pleasing youngun, the Kid, a Mexican, a Prince-like impersonator who likes to go drag on the court, and a Texas betting wiz named "Tex", of course. This group is going to win a Championship?? In my highschool days of playing on a team I never saw any athletes that played tennis like this bunch. So anyway, the Kid -- actually turns out to be the most normal one of the group?? and eventually becomes attracted to a girl, played by Marsika Hargitay of "Law and Order" in a very early role. The group attend a couple of risqué things like wet t-shirt contests and then play a whole 2 team matches in Las Vegas for a small college championship competition. This movie is pretty much a waste of time, even though for some reason -- you are routing for the group in the matches before the end of the movie. The lack of character consistency and the story are the real losers in the movie including you -- if you watch this movie.


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