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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.

Director:

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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$111,289,673

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,289,673
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bob Clark stated in the 2006 DVD commentary that he used his real life High School and College experience as the basis for various characters, and compares himself closest to Pee Wee, Billy and Tommy (the brains); others characters were based in real life friends or people he went to school and college with. See more »

Goofs

A boom mic is visible in the upper right hand corner in the trees of the school parking lot, as Mickey walks forward to ask Billy and Tommy if the plans for Cherry Forever are set for the night. See more »

Quotes

Ted Jarvis: [after watching Mickey get taken away in an ambulance] I'll see you guys later.
Tommy Turner: Hey Ted, we're going too.
Ted Jarvis: [Upon hearing this, he slams the door to his car and turns back to Tommy] No you're not! It's bad enough we have to go into their jurisdiction without having to add the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor!
Pee Wee Morris: But he...
Ted Jarvis: No "buts", Pee-Wee! I don't wanna see any of you boys get hurt.
Brian Schwartz: [Walks up] Nobody has to get hurt.
Ted Jarvis: What's that, Brian?
Brian Schwartz: Nobody has to get hurt, and your career ...
[...]
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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

On some TV versions, before the guys go into Porky's for the first time, Peewee is shown pushing Tim and continuing a small argument with him. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Last House on the Left (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Cold, Cold Heart
Written and performed by Hank Williams
Courtesy of MGM Inc.
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Deserves a higher IMDb score
24 October 2004 | by stargeek99See all my reviews

Porky's was one of the originators of the teen-sex genre and remains one of the best. Since it takes place in the 50's, I find it's not as dated as a lot of 80's films, especially with this mostly unknown cast. I was too young to see the film in the theaters when it first came around, but I can imagine the entire audience rolling out of their seats with laughter through virtually every scene.

Any fan of American Pie owes it to themselves to see what started it all, and in many ways delivers far more. Tons of nudity, profanity and laughs make this an R-rated treat.

Recommended.


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