Porky's

Porky's

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Director: Bob Clark

Cast: Bob Clark, Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight

     
 

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Love it or loathe it (and there are a goodly number of people on either side), Porky's was one of the most successful comedies of its day, spawning two direct sequels and inspiring an incalculable number of lowbrow teen comedies, most recently including American Pie (1999). Pee Wee (Dan Monahan), Billy (Mark Herrier), Tommy (Wyatt Knight), and MickeySee more details below

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Love it or loathe it (and there are a goodly number of people on either side), Porky's was one of the most successful comedies of its day, spawning two direct sequels and inspiring an incalculable number of lowbrow teen comedies, most recently including American Pie (1999). Pee Wee (Dan Monahan), Billy (Mark Herrier), Tommy (Wyatt Knight), and Mickey (Roger Wilson) are four painfully horny high school kids growing up in South Florida in the 1950's. Desperate to rid themselves of their cumbersome virginity, they head out to a sleazy bar near the swamps called Porky's, where local legend has it that the owner will fix you up with a prostitute for a reasonable fee. After Porky takes their money and dumps them in the swamp, the guys vow to get revenge. Meanwhile, Pee Wee has to deal with his shrinking penis, someone drills a hole in the wall of the girl's shower, the guys encounter a prostitute named Cherry Forever, and anti-Semitism rears its ugly head. Cheerfully rude in a manner few mainstream films had achieved at that time, Porky's, for better or worse, changed the standard of what was acceptable in a screen comedy. Remarkably enough, two years later director Bob Clark made the holiday favorite A Christmas Story, which displayed his considerable range, if nothing else.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Fred Beldin
Porky's opened the floodgates for a multitude of cheap, obnoxious teen sex comedies in the early '80s, adding untold hours of mirth and playground whisperings to the lives of preteens and the chronically immature. Unlike its imitators, Porky's benefits from genuine laughs and a fond sense of nostalgia courtesy of director and screenwriter Bob Clark (who imbued his family-oriented classic A Christmas Story with the same qualities). While the movie is aimed at the funnybone of the adolescent male, it accurately captures the frenetic, desperate energy of this age, its obsession with sex and one-upmanship intact. Indeed, the constant practical joking that fills Porky's is part of the charm, and though tentative steps towards character development are made with an anti-prejudice subplot, the boys remain steadfastly immature to the end. The easily offended should steer clear, but Porky's is the best of a deservedly maligned breed.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/1997
UPC:
0086162114939
Original Release:
1981
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Alex Karras Sheriff Wallace
Chuck Mitchell Porky
Bob Clark Actor
Peter Conrad Mule Train Driver
Jane Feinberg Actor
Mike Fenton Actor
Eric Christmas Mr. Carter
Bill Hindman Coach Goodenough
Jack Mulcahy Frank
Rod Ball Steve
Will Knickerbocker Bartender
Ilse Earl Mrs. Morris
Jill Whitlow Mindy
Pat Lee Stripper
Butch Raymond Deputy no. 1
Allene Simmons Jackie
John Henry Redwood Conklin

Technical Credits
Bob Clark Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Don Carmody Producer
Stan Cole Editor
Mark Freeborn Set Decoration/Design
Reuben Freed Production Designer
Gary Goch Associate Producer
Harold Greenberg Executive Producer
Paul Harding Set Decoration/Design
Ken Heeley-Ray Musical Direction/Supervision
Marci Liroff Casting
Mary E. McLeod Costumes/Costume Designer
Reginald Morris Cinematographer
Melvin Simon Producer
Larry Wells Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Zaza Score Composer
Carl Zittrer Score Composer

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