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Losin' It (1983)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 22 April 1983 (USA)
Set in 1965, four rowdy teenage guys travel to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of partying when they are joined by a heartbroken housewife who is in town seeking a quick divorce.

Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writers:

Bill Norton (screenplay) (as B.W.L. Norton), Bill Norton (story) (as B.W.L. Norton) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Woody
Jackie Earle Haley ... Dave
John Stockwell ... Spider
John P. Navin Jr. ... Wendell
Shelley Long ... Kathy
Henry Darrow ... Sheriff
Hector Elias ... Chuey
Daniel Faraldo ... Taxi Driver #1
Mario Marcelino Mario Marcelino ... Pablo
Rick Rossovich ... Marine
James Victor ... Lawyer
Kale Browne ... Larry
Enrique Castillo ... Taxi Driver #2
Cornelio Hernandez Cornelio Hernandez ... Big Guy in Jail
Hector Morales Hector Morales ... Watch Seller
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Storyline

Teen sex comedy set in 1965 which follows four Los Angeles school friends, Woody, Dave, Spider, Wendell and the series of misadventures they get into when they travel south of the border to Tijuana, Mexico for a night of cruisin', causing trouble, and to settle a pact to lose their virginity before the night is over, while a young woman, named Kathy, accompanies them for different reasons: to arrange a quick divorce from her husband. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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Taglines:

The last word about the first time. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tijuana See more »

Filming Locations:

Calexico, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$437,257, 10 April 1983

Gross USA:

$1,246,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,246,141
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie's screenwriter Bill Norton had previously penned such genre related pictures as More American Graffiti (1979) and How to Succeed with Girls (1964). See more »

Goofs

When the guys are driving away from the market towards Mexico, and Kathy asks about the snack items they'd just stolen from her store, a bar code can be seen on one of the chip bags. Bar codes weren't introduced on retail products until the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Dave: Just get one thing straight, Wimp. We may be stuck with you, but that doesn't mean you're going to ruin our trip just because you're a little brat kid! We're going to be as crude as we want, as filthy as we want, and as gross as we want! You understand that, Wimp?
Wendell: My name's Wendell, and why should today be any different?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Tom Cruise: The Star Next Door (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Losin' It
by Jeff Alan (as J. Alan) and T. Shenale
Performed by Jeff Alan Band
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I like this movie!
1 July 2003 | by kman0072See all my reviews

I thought that this movie was very funny the first time I saw it ten years ago, and I still do today. This is a movie that is in the same genre as Porky's or Revenge of the Nerds. True fact, Tom Cruise said in a Playboy interview that he did this movie because of Jackie Earle Haley. Since Haley had been in Breaking Away, Cruise figured that this movie would be just as good. It didn't quite work out the way he expected, at least not right away. Cruise fan or not, it's worth a look. For me, Jackie pretty much steals every scene he's in. Anytime I watch this movie, I have to laugh at Tom Cruise because he ended up becoming one of the biggest stars in the movie world, and he started out in this. If you REALLY want to see Cruise in another light, check out Endless Love, with Brooke Shields. It's his first movie, and though he's in it for less than a minute, it's worth a look, just like Losin' It. Check it out!


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