March 19th, 1982



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Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

Release Year: 1982

Rating: 5.9/10 (19,513 voted)

Critic's Score: 40/100

Director: Bob Clark

Stars: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight

We follow a bunch of high school kids through a period in their puberty. Their lives mainly consist of watching the girls in the shower and making life a living hell for their teachers and for each other. The movie is packed with practical jokes and eccentric characters, like Pee Wee with the short dick (which he measures every morning) who met up for sex with the school "mattress" Wendy already wearing a rubber, or the fat teaching bitch Beulah Balbricker who is determined on making life a living hell for the boys. The name "Porky's" is the name of a striptease bar the boys get thrown out of and humiliated later in the movie. They have their minds set on revenge, but that's not easy as the owner's brother is sheriff. Only by forgetting their internal differences can they defeat Porky and his gang.

Dan Monahan - Pee Wee
Mark Herrier - Billy
Wyatt Knight - Tommy
Roger Wilson - Mickey
Cyril O'Reilly - Tim
Tony Ganios - Meat
Kaki Hunter - Wendy
Kim Cattrall - Honeywell
Nancy Parsons - Balbricker
Scott Colomby - Brian Schwartz
Boyd Gaines - Coach Brackett
Doug McGrath - Coach Warren
Susan Clark - Cherry Forever
Art Hindle - Ted Jarvis
Wayne Maunder - Cavanaugh

Taglines: Keep an eye out for the funniest movie about growing up ever made!

Release Date: 19 March 1982

Filming Locations: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,623,988 (USA) (21 March 1982) (1148 Screens)

Gross: $105,500,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?

This is the first movie to gross over £1 million at the Irish box office, despite having being banned initially and only released after appeal.

Anachronisms: This movie was set in 1954, but in numerous street scenes more modern "cobrahead" streetlight fixtures are seen. That type of streetlight was first introduced in 1957.

Tommy Turner: Porky is a badass redneck!

User Review

Go ahead and laugh! It's okay!

Rating: 8/10

I can certainly understand adults not finding this film as funny as adolescents will. This story of high school buddies trying to infiltrate a Florida brothel in the 1950s is neither classy nor sophisticated.

It is, however, quite funny. Just sit back and watch the group of pals playing tricks on each other and sticking together when things turn serious. Watching it today brings back memories of some of the stupid things me and my high school friends did back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. We all tried to get into strip clubs before we were 18. We didn't see any trouble with breaking the law as long as nobody got hurt. We all were out to have a much sex as we possibly could. That's what a good portion of growing up for us guys is all about!

That said, the events depicted in this film, such as destroying a night club and sticking our manhood through a hole in the girls' shower didn't happen. That's why films are made. They take ideas in our heads and try to show what would happen if they actually played out.

Only the coldest and stiffest of men couldn't find anything to laugh about with this movie. It is in no way meant to be taken seriously. It has been criticized to the point of no return, though. Why? Are some people unable to laugh at juvenile pranks, or were they on the receiving end of them when they were in high school?

If you had fun growing up, you will probably like this film. If you look back at your younger years with regret, then you most likely won't enjoy it.

8 of 10 stars

And just gotta add 4/4/2007...... RIP Bob Clark. We'll miss you, man!

The Hound will see you on the other side some day!


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