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 ...
The bet is on: whoever loses her virginity first- - wins.
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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?
once said of Tatum O'Neal
when O'Neal turned-up on set for the first time: "I thought, 'Uh oh, I'm gonna meet someone who I have not heard good things about.' But she's so nice. Everyone has their moods-I do too-but most of the time we got along all right". See more
When the bus is on public roads, it has license plates. When it is on private property (the camp, the parking lot where they meet their parents, etc) it has no plates. The plates on the bus appear and disappear multiple times during the initial bus ride because of all the different places the bus is seen. See more
You're supposed to get turned on, stupid, not pass out.
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
Written by Terence Boylan
Performed by Iain Matthews
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