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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:

Cruise into hilarious adventure! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film was shot partly in Calexico, California, and on one occasion the cast partied at the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard. Tom Cruise was dancing with an Asian girl, when her boyfriend noticed and slipped on a pair of brass knuckles. This was noticed by one of the leads, and they hurried Cruise out of the club, jokingly later saying they saved his beautiful molars. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Dave (Jackie Earle Haley) is flirting with the bar girl, her hand is wrapped around her cup. When Dave drops the Spanish Fly into her drink the cup is standing alone at the center of the table. In the next shot her hand is back around the cup again. See more »

Quotes

Dave: I heard about this guy who got some spanish flies for his girlfriend, because she wasn't putting out. He gave her one and stopped at a liquor store or something, and when he came out guess what he found?
Woody: She was dead on top of the gearshift.
Dave: You know the same guy!
Woody: No, the same story.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

It's All Right
by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by The Impressions
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watch it if just for tom
5 January 1999 | by SlamDogSee all my reviews

This is a really bad movie. The only reason to see it is because it is early Tom Cruise, and of course he is gorgeous. I've been to Tijuana lotsa times, and let me tell you, some 16 years later, it's still a dirty, wicked city. If this movie conveys anything well, it's that.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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