This is the first movie Diane Franklin appeared nude in. She also appeared topless in Amittyville II: The Possession the same year and then Second Time Lucky (1984). While admitting in an interview that her willingness to take her clothes off helped kickstart her career, it also affected it negatively. She was only getting offers for roles involving being topless or even full nudity. She didn't want to be known as the actress that loves showing her boobs to the world. So after Second Time Lucky, she told her agent she won't take any more nude roles. But then she ended up turning down tons of film work, all wanting her to strip naked, and wound up doing mostly TV work throughout her career. See more »
There is someone walking underneath the bleacher on the scene where Rick and Karen go to do it while Gary pulls up in his car. This happens about 1:06:40 into the movie. See more »
Human League's song 'Love Action (I Believe In Love)' was removed from the MGM DVD, and overseas Arrow Blu Ray/DVD release. The song was replaced with Devo's song 'Whip It'.
The MGM VHS release does contain the original Human League song. See more »
This is a very unusual teen sex comedy. One part of of it is the expected T & A laff riot, but the other half is a surprising sensitive and dead-on portrayal of teenage life. The movie keeps switching from one of these viewpoints to the other throughout the movie. In another movie, it would end up making the movie to be quite a mess. Yet somehow it works.
True, some of the comedy scenes go to the lowest denominator, but there are some wittier scenes here and there. Take the first scene, when the boys invite the girls over to Gary's house. The nervousness and awkwardness between Gary and the fat girl has me in stiches each time - because it's not only funny, but true. Though all the cast members are first-rate, it's Monoson who really steals the movie. As a shy teen looking for true love, his anguish will really break your heart.
I can't leave out the soundtrack. The songs picked for the soundtrack are excellent in so many ways. They are timeless, so they are very listenable even two decades later. Plus, they actually manage to comment on the action going onscreen at the time. I will never forget when the Commodores' "Oh No" plays during that certain sequence.
And I can't leave out the ending - when I first saw the movie, I was simply stunned at what happened at the end. I couldn't believe it at first, then I realized that hey, this kind of thing does happen.
With all the fans this movie has, I am very surprised it has not been re-released on video or DVD. MGM, you now have the rights - what are you waiting for? Though since they are rereleasing a lot of older movies on video and DVD now, maybe - just maybe - we'll be able to get a new copy in each of our hands.
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