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14 November 1986 (USA) See more »
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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

Trinidad Silva ... Chito
Donald Gibb ... Ripper (as Don Gibb)

Tom Shadyac ... Chris

Christopher Murphy ... Tony

Katherine Kelly Lang ... Julie

Christopher Lee ... President White
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Faith Minton ... Big woman in bar (uncredited)
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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Additional Details

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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The cheerleaders and marching band featured in the climactic big tournament were both acquired for free.See more »
Chip Williams:Chito, you're in charge.See more »
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9 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
"JOCKS" NO CROCK, 25 January 2001
Author: mlh1138x from Parts Unknown, USA

There's a little gem of an eighties film collecting dust in your friendly neighborhood mom and pop video operation that deserves a better fate. Jocks, a 1987 entry into the then-rapidly dying eighties film movement is exactly the way to go out.

The film epitomizes the 80s-college-boys-looking-for-kicks genre; it's unapologetically formulaic, crude, misogynistic, and campy. It features slovenly, under-achieving protagonists, all-too-dastardly villains, a road trip to Vegas, blasphemy, and of course, that staple of all 80's flicks staples: tits. And lots of them.

The lean, mean, air-tight, joke-a-page script is bolstered by one of the most eclectic casts ever assembled. What other movie out there can boast names like Christopher Lee (the guy IS Dracula, okay?) and the TRUE John Shaft himself Richard Roundtree?! You'll also see familiar faces like Stoney Jackson--jheri curls and all--whooping it up on camera to great effect. Don Gibb as the maniacal Ripper is in top form, giving a tour de force performance that nearly surpasses his masterful turns as Ogre in "Revenge of the Nerds", and Ray Jackson in the martial arts watershed "Bloodsport."

If that isn't enough to sell you on Jocks, you've got a young Tom Shadyac hamming it up deliciously as one of the snide, weasely, trust-fund baby villains before he sold his soul to Satan (or Jim Carrey, anyway) and went on to become Hollywood comedy lenser du jour. "Big Wednesday's" Perry Lang is in this mother too--hey, if Milius cast him, he MUST be that damn good (and guys named Perry just rock!). And last, but certainly not least, is Trinadad Silva, Mexico's greatest export to the U.S. in the role of Chito "The Human Backcourt."

All the shilling in the world can't do this movie justice. Seek Jocks out--it's the truth, and it shall set you free. Until the next time, save us those goddamned aisle seats.

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