Fifteen year olds Ferris Whitney and Angel Bright meet when they attend the same summer camp and are assigned the bunks next to each other in the same cabin. It's hate at first sight as they are seemingly polar opposites: romantic and literate Ferris comes from a wealthy and thus privileged background, while streetwise and chain-smoking Angel is from the proverbial wrong side of the tracks. But they share one similarity: they are both virgins, the only ones of their age in their cabin. Due to pressure from their cabin mates, most specifically the aggressive Cinder Carlson, the two enter into a bet on who will lose their virginity first and by the end of the summer. Ferris, who initially seems more interested in the pursuit of the opposite sex, quickly sets her sights on Gary Callahan, the much older coach at the camp. But Angel finds her own target, namely Randy Adams, an equally streetwise boy attending the camp across the lake. The process becomes a bonding exercise for the two ...
Don't let the title fool you.
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21 March 1980 (USA)
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Gross USA: $34,326,249, 21 March 1980
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Actor Perry King
was originally cast as Mr. Callahan. Before any of his scenes were shot however, King had a falling out with either the producer or the director. While the film crew shot around Mr. Callahan, a replacement for King was sought. By the time Armand Assante
got the role, half of the movie was already completed. See more
The color of Ferris' blouse changes from purple to pink in the course of the food fight sequence. See more
You live around here?
Yeah you. I know where I live.
I'm from Camp Tomahawk across the lake.
[looks at the car Randy came in
So where'd you get the car?
The car? I borrowed it.
What about the girl?
She came with the car.
Marianne Gordon is listed in the credits as Mrs. Whitney. The actress filmed scenes as Ferris Whitney's (Tatum O'Neal) mother but her scenes were cut from the film. They gave her the credit as a courtesy! See more
The US home video version (in the red box) has music which differs from the theatrical version. The first VHS version from Paramount in the blue box is intact and correct. See more
References Sanford and Son
Written by Rick Davies
(as Richard Davies) and Roger Hodgson
Performed by Supertramp See more