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Tomboy (1985)

A strong-willed female stock car driver challenges her chauvinistic crush to a race to win his respect- and get him into bed.

Director:

Herb Freed

Writer:

Ben Zelig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betsy Russell ... Tomasina 'Tomboy' Boyd
Gerard Christopher ... Randy Starr (as Jerry Dinome)
Kristi Somers ... Seville Ritz
Richard Erdman ... Chester
Philip Sterling ... Earl Delarue
Eric Douglas ... Ernie Leeds Jr
Paul Gunning ... Frankie
Toby Iland Toby Iland ... Harold
E. Danny Murphy E. Danny Murphy ... Pimples
Rory Barish Rory Barish ... Jennifer
Cynthia Thompson ... Amanda (as Cynthia Ann Thompson)
Cory Hawkins Cory Hawkins ... Carlos
Shane McCabe Shane McCabe ... Goodley
Aaron Butler Aaron Butler ... Tod
Dennis Hayden ... Bartender
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Storyline

Scrappy, willful, and fiercely self-reliant spitfire hoyden automobile mechanic Tomasina 'Tommy' Boyd develops a huge crush on cocky race car driving dreamboat hunk Randy Starr after meeting Randy at a party held at a jerky rich guy's house. However, male chauvinist Randy won't take Tommy seriously because she's a gal, so Tommy dares Randy to a high stakes souped-up automobile race in order to win over his respect. Written by Woodyanders

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It's not just a man's world anymore.

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The race car Tommy drives in the movie is a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair with a V-8 Conversion. See more »

Goofs

While dancing for the judging panel, Seville (and the other two girls) initially raise their right legs, placing them on the table and the judges move back. In the next scene the girls are seen lowering their left legs from the table. See more »

Quotes

Tomasina 'Tomboy' Boyd: I prefer to drive myself.
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Connections

Referenced in Voyeur (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

NIGHT PATROL
Performed by Brittany
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Pitiful teen "comedy"
3 May 2000 | by wrghtrwrightSee all my reviews

Please. don't you just get sick of all those films that are just made as an excuse to put as much female flesh on display as possible? This one is probably worst than most though: not only do you have to put up with the usual bimbos and hunks with perfect teeth but no visible trace of any acting ability, you also have to endure some painfully cliched love scenes (complete with drippy mid 80's soundtrack of course) and an end race between the female lead character and her professional race-driver boyfriend that could have been lifted straight out of Grease (I won't bother telling you the outcome, if you hadn't guessed by now you've obviously never seen one of these underdog movies before, and good luck to you). Still we do learn a couple of interesting things from this film, one is that if you're a man (or a woman) who wants to get into the opposite sexes changing rooms, all you have to do is walk round the wall of your own changing rooms and you'll find it! Oh yeah, and all you need to turn a old rustbucket of a car into a gleaming new 150mph dream machine is 500 dollars and half a dozen spare parts from your local trashheap! So enjoy this flick, but most of all be prepared to have a blooming good laugh...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Tomboy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,723,935, 27 January 1985

Gross USA:

$14,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,100,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Marimark Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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