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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Scott Strader ... The Kid

Perry Lang ... Jeff

Mariska Hargitay ... Nicole

Richard Roundtree ... Chip Williams

R.G. Armstrong ... Coach Bettlebom

Stoney Jackson ... Andy
Adam Mills ... Tex

Donald Gibb ... Ripper (as Don Gibb)

Tom Shadyac ... Chris

Christopher Murphy ... Tony

Katherine Kelly Lang ... Julie

Christopher Lee ... President White

Trinidad Silva ... Chito
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Garth Shaw ... Casino Gambler (uncredited)

Directed by
Steve Carver 
Writing credits
Michael Lanahan (written by) and
David Oas (written by)

Produced by
John C. Broderick .... associate producer (as John Broderick)
Ahmet Yasa .... producer
Original Music by
David McHugh 
Cinematography by
Adam Greenberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Siiter 
Casting by
Mary Ann Barton 
Michael Greer 
Art Direction by
Randy Ser 
Set Decoration by
Gregory Melton 
Makeup Department
Ali Greene .... key makeup artist
Leslie Lightfoot .... key hairdresser
Production Management
John C. Broderick .... unit production manager (as John Broderick)
Louis Phillips .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Debra DuVal .... second assistant director (as Debra Duval)
Michael Schroeder .... first assistant director
Art Department
Russell Bobbitt .... assistant property master
Lee Dutchman .... assistant props
Douglas Fox .... property master
Kim Little .... draper
Donald K. Martin .... leadman
Wade Mater .... construction coordinator
Marc Meisels .... set dresser
Antoinette Muto .... draper
Perry Pascual .... set dresser
C.J. Strawn .... scenic artist
Gregory R. Wolf .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Michael Chonos .... sound utility
Tom Gerard .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator
John Penney .... dialogue editor
Jerry Pirozzi .... sound editor
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer
William L. Stevenson .... supervising sound editor (as William Stevenson)
Mark Ulano .... sound mixer (as Mark F. Ulano)
Special Effects by
Gary F. Bentley .... special effects coordinator
Patricia Connolly .... special effects crew
Kim Englehart .... special effects crew
Paul Haines .... special effects crew
Lloyd Hamlett .... special effects crew (as Lloyd T. Hamlett)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Anderton .... second camera assistant
Shunil Borpujari .... grip
Chuck Colwell .... second camera operator
Lloyd Erie .... electrician: Las Vegas
Rory Flynn .... still photographer
Bradley E. Hatton .... best boy grip (as Brad Hatton)
Ted H. Hauser .... first assistant camera
Paul Iski .... grip (as Paul S. Iski)
Kenneth J. Jones .... key grip
Jono Kouzouyan .... lighting gaffer
Steven Mann .... second assistant camera (as Steve Mann)
Michael Molnar .... electrician (as Michael Moinar)
George Palmer .... electrician
Allen P. Tallman .... grip: Las Vegas
Floyd Turner .... grip: Las Vegas
Jack Yanekian .... best boy
Matthew Livingston .... additional dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dargo Dawydow .... assistant extras casting
Dennis Hansen .... extras casting
Michelle Middendorf .... second assistant extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Cone .... wardrobe set supervisor
Corey Long .... assistant wardrobe (as Cory Long)
Editorial Department
Colleen Dunlap .... assistant editor
Bob Hagans .... color timer
Richard Halsey .... supervising editor
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Bret Shelton .... assistant editor
Music Department
David Backstrom .... music coordinator
Earl Ghaffari .... music editor
Pamela Neal .... music engineer
Craig Snyder .... composer: flamenco and surf music
Stephen Tavani .... soundtrack producer
Transportation Department
Todd Adair .... driver (as Todd L. Adair)
Raymond Bastonero .... driver
Bruce Bolt .... driver: honeywagon (as Bruce A. Bolt)
Thomas P. Donovan .... driver
Donald P. Howe .... driver: Las Vegas
Joe Lanzl .... driver: honeywagon
Gary Littlefield .... transportation coordinator
Wendy Maneff .... driver
Joseph Prado .... driver (as Joseph R. Prado)
Danny L. Swanson .... transportation captain (as Danny Swanson)
Other crew
Richard E. Barnes .... craft service: Las Vegas
Victoria Blitz .... production secretary
Dick Brooks .... publicist
Blake Cairney .... assistant tennis coordinator
Jerry Jaffee .... tennis coordinator
Susan Kaufenberg .... location manager (as Sue Kaufenberg)
Steven R. Kutcher .... wrangler
Lotty L. Lammers .... production secretary
Dan Lanahan .... assistant tennis coordinator
Michael Lanahan .... tennis coordinator
Kool Marder .... location manager (as Kool Lusby)
Edward McDonald .... craft service: Las Vegas
James Putt .... production assistant
Philip Ronzone .... paramedic: Las Vegas (as Philip Ronzune)
Corinne Saaranen-Welch .... script supervisor (as Corrinne Saaranen)
Kelly Schroeder .... production assistant
Jed Seidel .... executive assistant
Sharon Simon .... executive assistant (as Sharon Lasky)
Tandi Slater .... production coordinator
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Physical Lesson" - Philippines (English title)
"Road Trip" - USA (alternative title)
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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Double fault., 25 January 2013
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

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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