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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

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

The meaning and relevance of this film's "Porky's" title was explained by 'Halliwells' who explicated that the "title refers to a redneck establishment out in the everglades known for its available women". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Porky: [as the pig mobile pulls up behind the tow truck and they all get out, to Ted] I want those mosey little mothas arrested, and I mean like right now! Those boys just destroyed my night club.
Ted Jarvis: How'd they do that?
Porky: They've been coming in the last couple of weeks.
Ted Jarvis: Which ones?
Porky: [Points to Tim then Mickey] This one, and that little bastard back there!
Ted Jarvis: [Points to them himself] You mean this sixteen year old and this seventeen year old youngster were frequenting your establishment?
Sheriff Wallace: [Butts in] They've been ...
[...]
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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 the theatrical version, on the "beaver shoot", the whole time the other guys are staring at the naked girls, Pee Wee is blocked by a fat girl who constantly bends over, showing Pee Wee her large rear end. Finally, Pee Wee yells, "God damn it, would you move your fat ass?!", ruining the whole shoot. In the TV version, you don't see the fat girl, and she is not mentioned. Then Pee Wee yells, "Move it!", ruining the whole scene and making it nonsensical. See more »

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Spoofs Walking Tall (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Mocking Bird Hill
Written by Vaughn Horton
Performed by Patti Page
Courtesy of PHONOGRAM Inc.
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A Guilty Pleasure
21 September 2002 | by gbheronSee all my reviews

All of us have certain films, not well liked by either critics or public, which nonetheless really strike a chord within us. They're our guilty pleasures, movies that we never tire of, but don't brag about. "Porky's" is one of mine. It's insipid, inane, and amateurish. The plot doesn't make much sense, and the characters don't behave rationally. But I don't care. "Porky's" is fun, transporting me back to a mythical time in America when it was great to be a teenager. Life was a lark, issues were black and white, and all endings are happy. In this regards "Porky's" resembles many of Disney's movies like "Pollyanna", a haunt of other guilty pleasures. Sheer fantasy, sheer entertainment. I dig this movie, but that's just my opinion.


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