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Screwballs (1983)

R | | Comedy | 1 April 1983 (USA)
Frolicking youth comedy about zany high school students set in the 1960s.

Director:

Rafal Zielinski

Writers:

Linda Shayne (screenplay), Jim Wynorski (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Keleghan ... Rick McKay
Kent Deuters Kent Deuters ... Brent Van Dusen III
Linda Speciale Linda Speciale ... Purity Busch
Alan Deveau Alan Deveau ... Howie Bates
Linda Shayne ... Bootsie Goodhead
Jason Warren Jason Warren ... Melvin Jerkovski
James Coburn James Coburn ... Tim Stevenson (as Jim Coburn)
Terrea Smith Terrea Smith ... Rhonda Rockett (as Terrea Foster)
Donnie Bowes Donnie Bowes ... Principal Stuckoff
Kimberly Brooks Kimberly Brooks ... Miss Boudoir
Nicky Fylan Nicky Fylan ... Vince the Prince
Paula Farmer Paula Farmer ... Miss Shivers
Joe Crozier Joe Crozier ... Ward Busch
Heather Smith Heather Smith ... June Busch
Nola Wale Nola Wale ... Mrs. Roach
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Storyline

Starting a new tradition of sex comedy, T & A High School, five boys meet in the detention room thanks to the evil virgin princess Purity Busch. RICK - dressed as a doctor and gave breast exams to the high school new comers. BRENT - sexually teased Purity in French class. MELVIN - caught masturbating in the meat locker. HOWIE - rearranged the mirrors in order to see up the skirts of cheerleaders after practice. And TIM - tricked into entering the girls washroom. Each one fooled by Purity, they want revenge. Each one makes a pact to deflower the virgin, but all have failed. Their only chance is to work together with others of the school to get her at the homecoming game. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Taglines:

The comedy that goes all the way! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los rompecocos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,000, 3 April 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,082,215
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The ballsy title for the movie was based on Meatballs (1979) as part of an early to mid-1980's fad of calling raunchy teen comedies with the word "balls" in the title. See more »

Goofs

At the drive in movie the audience watches a film released in 1974. See more »

Quotes

Howie Bates: Gee, girls, thanks. My first strike!
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Alternate Versions

The 14th July 1983 edition of show-business trade paper 'The Hollywood Reporter' indicated that there were two different versions of the movie made to accommodate USA and Canadian audiences for the film's closing song scene. The Canadians heard actress Linda Speciale singing "Oh, Canada" whilst the Americans heard Speciale' instead sing "The Star-Spangled Banner". See more »

Connections

Followed by Screwball Hotel (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Get Ya
Sung by Terrea Smith (as Terrea Foster)
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Screwballs!!
1 May 2016 | by kaferzinhoSee all my reviews

This movie is really amazing.

For anyone who wants to have some fun without any moral standards I recommend this. Quite a movie to watch with some buddies drinking some beers and LOLing during the whole thing!!

this kind of flick might seem stupid or superficial if you don't understand what you're going for here, I came to like this one after a series of failed 00's comedies, and for that I say that there's nothing like that 80s vibe that this one and so many more other movies have. I'll probably remember the final scene for the rest of my days as a movie fanatic.


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