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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. 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They were boozin' it, brusin' it and cruisin' it, but mostly they were . . . See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,246,141
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Film debut of Kale Browne. See more »

Goofs

When the gang is on there way to Tijuana, there are present era cars parked on the street. See more »

Quotes

Marine: Hey! The MP's will have us out of here. And when they do, you're dead.
Spider: Says who, dick-breath?
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Connections

Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Will You Love Me Tomorrow
by Gerry Goffin, Carole King
Performed by The Shirelles (1960)
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Angry little teen sex romp
21 February 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1965 Los Angeles. Woody (Tom Cruise), angry Dave (Jackie Earle Haley) and cool Spider (John Stockwell) are high school student vowing to lose it in their trip to Tijuana, Mexico. They need money and wheeling dealing little Wendell forces his way into the group. Kathy (Shelley Long) runs away and grabs a ride with the guys. She gets a quickie divorce in Tijuana.

This is following the success of Porky's over a year before. The difference is that this isn't nearly as funny. The story isn't very original and has all the hallmarks of a teen sex romp. The boys aren't very likable. They're missing the lovable goof character. Neither Dave nor Wendell is lovable. The movie just has too much anger. Everybody is angry. The group is separated for much of the movie anyways. It does have an awkward kissing scene between Cruise and Long. That may be worth a look.


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