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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:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Porky's See more »

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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

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Goofs

This movie was set in 1954, but in numerous street scenes more modern "cobrahead" streetlight fixtures are seen. That type of streetlight was first introduced in 1957. See more »

Quotes

Coach Brakett: [regarding Miss Honeywell] Oh boy, would I like to get next to that.
Coach Warren: Ah yes, Lassie.
Coach Brakett: Lassie?
Coach Warren: Patience my boy, patience.
Coach Brakett: Why do they call her Lassie?
Coach Warren: Why do you think?
Coach Brakett: I dunno.
Coach Warren: Awooooooo.
Coach Brakett: You callin' her a dog? That's angel food cake.
Coach Warren: Well, what can I tell ya?
[...]
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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

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Connections

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Soundtracks

"Only You'
Written by Buck Ram
Performed by The Platters
Courtesy of PHONOGRAM Inc.
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Absolutely hilarious
29 April 2003 | by thull1See all my reviews

I looked at the first two pages (here on the IMDB website) of other comments and am not at all surprised to find comments ranging from very good to very bad; this is that kind of movie.

If you haven't seen it, here's my take on it. People who are stuffy, proper, sophisticated, and politically correct in a social sense are not going to care for this movie. On the other hand, if you are laid back, easy going, don't have to have an uplifting and moral story line, and appreciate comedy (often sexy and somewhat raw), you are going to love this movie. The producer and director very obviously made this movie for the simple purpose of providing the audience with a lot of very funny comedy. And they succeeded immensely (if you are laid back, easy going, etc.) The scenes range from funny to hilarious.

Buy or rent the video. I've seen this on network TV and it is very "sanitized".


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