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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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Cruise into hilarious adventure! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

The movie's opening prologue states: "A Long Time Ago In A High School Not So Far Away...". See more »

Goofs

When Wendell drives through the fence, the light of the car goes out, but in the next sequence the light is however on. 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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Referenced in Arrested Development: Forget Me Now (2005) See more »

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Hooray for Captain Spaulding
by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby
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Crude but amusing.
2 October 2002 | by FandustSee all my reviews

Losin' It is a crude but amusing story about some frustrated high school boys who want very much to loose their virginity. So they take a car ride to Tijuana and get into some trouble while "Losin' It". Losin' It is not a typical hollywood movie. I think it is slightly better than its rating on IMDB, but maybe not worth paying for. The title is a play on words, BTW.


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