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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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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:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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 »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Voyeur (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

NOWHERE WITH YOU
Performed by Linda Stevens-Foote
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Great Movie!
6 December 2006 | by stickNheadSee all my reviews

Ignore the feminist comment about a sexist plot and non-acting cast members. This movie was one of the best the 80's had to offer as far as wacky teen comedies and at age 15 I thought the excessive skin was right on. I don't think the acting was supposed to be good. It's just like all the other teen movies we love so much by the likes of John Hughes and Savage Steve Holland to name a couple. Yeah I knew it was cheesy but the cheese factor is was what made it so great! Really funny stuff. When I watch these movies I always see someone that is currently acting on a popular drama or in some of today's biggest hit movies and it's a blast to see them as pimply little teenagers. If you are between the ages of 30 and 40 and haven't yet seen this one, I suggest you check it out.


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