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Porky's (1981)

R | | Comedy | 19 March 1982 (USA)
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In 1954, a group of Florida high school students try to help their buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seeking revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

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Bob Clark

Writer:

Bob Clark
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Monahan ... Pee Wee
Mark Herrier ... Billy
Wyatt Knight ... Tommy
Roger Wilson ... Mickey
Cyril O'Reilly ... Tim
Tony Ganios ... Meat
Kaki Hunter ... Wendy
Kim Cattrall ... Honeywell
Nancy Parsons ... Balbricker
Scott Colomby ... Brian Schwartz
Boyd Gaines ... Coach Brackett
Doug McGrath ... Coach Warren
Susan Clark ... Cherry Forever
Art Hindle ... Ted Jarvis
Wayne Maunder ... Cavanaugh
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Storyline

1954. The sexual hijinks of a group of mid-teen male students of Angel Beach High School in Florida are presented. Their main goal is to lose their collective virginity. In the process, they embark on games of sexual innuendo with their female classmates, as witnessed by the activities of Billy, Tommy and Pee Wee in their secret surveillance. Pee Wee is the most desperate, that desperation which gets him into one predicament after another, especially as he is the butt of many a prank. A side issue for Tim, basically a good guy, is dealing with his learned racism, which comes to the surface with the arrival to their school of new student, Jewish Brian Schwartz. The sexual pursuits at the school are not limited to the student body as new boys Phys Ed coach, Roy Brackett, has a mutual attraction with cheer-leading coach, Miss Lynn Honeywell, who doesn't want to go all the way; Coach Brackett's goal is to find out why Coach Warren has nicknamed Miss Honeywell "Lassie". All these goings-on... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,623,988, 21 March 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$111,289,673
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chuck Mitchell wasn't the only one considered for the role of "Porky". Broward county sheriff's Deputy Don Lydanne, who was also the personal Bodyguard of the Sheriff of Broward County Ken Jenne, stood at 6'8 and 320 lbs. However, he was turned down for the role due to his "slimmer" physique and lack of a huge stomach. See more »

Goofs

Peewee dials the restaurant on the pay-phone using 8 digits. See more »

Quotes

Billy: Cherry, this is Pee Wee.
Cherry Forever: I'll say. What do you use for a jockstrap, kid? A peanut shell and a rubber band?
[laughter from the other guys]
Cherry Forever: [to Billy] You know we'd better tie a board across his ass, or he's liable to fall in.
[more laughter in background]
Cherry Forever: [to Pee Wee] Save your energy, needle dick. You're gonna need it.
Pee Wee Morris: [giggling] OK.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, an additional scene is shown featuring Pee-wee and Wendy on a school bus. Also, Balbricker returns one final time in her never-ending quest to punish the boys. See more »

Alternate Versions

In a tv version, the boys are wearing underwear as they run from Cherry Forever's house. In the theatrical version they cover themselves with their hands. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Cheatin' Heart
Written and performed by Hank Williams
Courtesy of MGM Inc.
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Telephone call for Michael.....
1 February 2006 | by jimbo700See all my reviews

Porky's is the original teen sex comedy.

I had the great pleasure of seeing Porky's in a late night showing on opening day in March 1982 in a theater packed to the gills with 18-25 year olds (although I was 30). I hurt for 3 days from laughing so hard.

There is a portion of the movie, beginning close to the 1 hour mark that is the absolute funniest 14 minutes ever put on film. This includes these three hilarious scenes: Coach and Lassie in the boys locker room (Coach Brackett finds out why they call Miss Honeywell Lassie), then it segues to the guys peeping through the holes into the girls shower room, where Beulah Balbricker gets a 'handle' on Tommy's situation, immediately followed by the scene with Coach Brackett, Coach Warren and Head Coach Goodenough in Principal Carter's office with Beulah describing the "incriminating mole". There were people out of their seats, laying on the floor of the theater screaming with laughter. I have yet to see another motion picture invoke this kind of hilarity in a movie theater. I saw it in the theater 2 or 3 times in it's original theatrical run with the same response. When it became available, I bought the VHS copy, then the laser disc copy and when I got the DVD a few month's ago, I watched it for the zillionth time and I still laugh my butt off when I see those scenes. The acting is great for a bunch of no-names, there are actually great multiple plot-lines (in addition to the typical "get laid at any cost" plot) and the cinematography, editing and sound is above average. They made this movie in 90 days for less than $4 million and it grossed $7 million opening weekend and has grossed over $100 million in theaters to date, most of that in 1982 dollars. The only thing I can say bad about Porky's is that they should have stopped after the first one. The first pathetic sequel (The Next Day) lacked humor, the second sequel (Porky's Revenge) had 30-year-olds playing teenagers and they had long-since lost their youthful charm.


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