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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.

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Herb Freed

Writer:

Ben Zelig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betsy Russell ... Tomasina 'Tomboy' Boyd
Gerard Christopher ... Randy Starr
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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Adolescente salvaje See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,723,935, 27 January 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,100,000
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The naked man Tommy encounters has tape visible on his lower abdomen, which is apparently being used to cover his genitals. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Voyeur (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

TOO MANY HEARTS TO LOVE
Performed by Brittany
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'Oh Boy' is more like it...
9 August 2015 | by wrightiswrightSee all my reviews

You know the drive-in experience... Trying to find a good parking space... The queue at the intermission for snacks... And of course, the *ahem* entertainment you can have in the backseat if the movie sucks...

Which it invariably will.

Tomboy is one such 'delight' of a bygone era. You may think, looking at the packaging and tagline, it's an attempt to tackle the very serious subject of a young female trying to make it in the man's world of mechanics and motor sports.

Heck no.

This is instead, a rather cunning subterfuge for it's REAL agenda... Which is of course, to display as much female flesh as humanly possible. It does a pretty good job of it, I suppose. Not a moment goes by where our director concocts a situation that he can exploit to load the back and foreground with soft core naughtiness.

Naked Swimming. Stripping. Shower scenes. Hot dancing. Wet T shirts. And of course, the predictable moment when the music turns soppy, and everything is shot in soft lighting... Yep, the Obligatory Sex Scene (TM). This particular one is filmed in a gym, and features our heroine literally having her top TORN off, by the aptly named Randy.

I hope she got reimbursed for her damaged clothing post-coital. The film never specifies if this is the case. Talk about your plot holes...

Betsy Russell tries her best, she really does. An actual film promoting her struggle in a male-dominated industry might have been interesting. Alas, all we have is this collection of cheesy montages and Carry On-esque humour, so I guess you'll have to make do with it...

Actually, no. You don't. 4/10


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