Tuff Turf

Tuff Turf

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Director: Fritz Kiersch

Cast: Fritz Kiersch, James Spader, Kim Richards, Paul Mones

     
 
Fritz Kiersch directs James Spader and Robert Downey Jr. in the high school drama Tuff Turf, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials

Overview

Fritz Kiersch directs James Spader and Robert Downey Jr. in the high school drama Tuff Turf, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This is a fine release from Anchor Bay that boasts excellent picture quality.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Beday
The influence of B-movie juvenile delinquent dramas from the '50s and '60s is evident in this B-grade juvenile delinquent drama from the '80s. When his father's stock crashes, Connecticut WASP Morgan Hiller (James Spader) and his family relocate to a tough Los Angeles barrio. He soon finds himself the target of Nick (Paul Mones), a belligerent bully with a less-than-classic fashion sense. To complicate matters, Morgan falls hopelessly in love with Nick's sexy girlfriend (Kim Richards). The ludicrous plot, embarrassing dialogue, uniformly bad method acting, and multiple musical montages actually add to Tuff Turf's appeal; without these special qualities, it would be another expensive, bland Hollywood flop rather than a low-budget flop full of verve and personality. While it falls short of Rashomon or Citizen Kane in artistic merit, it proves that a film need not have big stars, a big budget, or even a coherent script to be thoroughly entertaining.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2001
UPC:
0013131137798
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
R
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
1:51:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation [1.85:1] enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Spader Morgan Hiller
Kim Richards Frankie Croyden
Paul Mones Nick Hauser
Robert Downey Jimmy Parker
Matt Clark Stuart Hiller
Claudette Nevins Page Hiller
Olivia Barash Ronnie
Panchito Gomez Mickey
Michael Wyle Eddie
Catya Sassoon Feather
Bill Beyers Brian Hiller
Frank McCarthy Man at Bus Stop
Jim Carroll Himself
Ceil Cabot Secretary
Cheryl Ann Clark Bootsy
Randolph Dreyfuss Actor
Matt Gavin Van
Evonne Kezios Muffy
Cecilie A. Stuart featured dancer
John Berry Actor
Robert Alvarez Actor
Herb Mitchell Mr. Russell
Donald Fullilove Howard
Vivian Brown History Teacher
Jered Barclay Reynolds
Lou Fant Mr. Croyden
Gene Pietragallo Donnie Parker
Donna Fuller Nurse
Chad McCann Troy
Andrew Kastner Jack Mack and the Heart Attack
Jack Mack Jack Mack and the Heart Attack
Greg Smith Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, the Club 60's Band
Dale Gonyea Country Club Band Leader
Ray Zimmerman J.R. and the Z-Man, the Country Club Band
Eric Kiertzner Warehouse Band
Mike Lea Warehouse Band
Tom Sims Warehouse Band
Kerry Brennan Dancer
Tony Young Dancer
Art Evans Security Guard
Cathy Miller Actor

Technical Credits
Fritz Kiersch Director
Pete Antico Stunts
Bob Banas Choreography
Donald P. Borchers Producer
Kathie Clark Costumes/Costume Designer
Vince Deadrick Stunts
Jonathan Elias Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Marc Grossman Editor
John Hartigan Special Effects
Pat Kehoe Producer
Anne Kuljian Set Decoration/Design
Willy Kurant Cinematographer
Christy Ann Newquist Makeup
Jette Rinck Screenwriter
Craig Stearns Production Designer
Jesse Wayne Asst. Director

Scene Index

Chapter Selections
0. Chapter Selections
1. Program Start/Main Titles. [3:15]
2. Beautiful Bait. [5:00]
3. First Day. [5:37]
4. Switchblade Jimmy. [3:12]
5. Bike Wreck. [4:38]
6. The Jim Carroll Band. [4:59]
7. Slam-Dancing. [4:04]
8. Stolen Car. [3:52]
9. Reckless Driving. [4:22]
10. When Opposites Attract. [3:48]
11. The Country Club. [5:09]
12. Piano Serenade. [6:03]
13. Jack Mack And The Heart Attack. [4:02]
14. Tempers Flare. [2:28]
15. The Lesson. [3:12]
16. Father-Son Advice. [3:08]
17. Hot Stuff. [4:36]
18. Dinner With The Parents. [6:38]
19. Nick's Girl. [3:52]
20. Deadly Assault. [5:24]
21. Letting Go. [3:25]
22. Rage. [3:20]
23. Waiting For Revenge. [3:15]
24. Warehouse Brawl. [2:42]
25. Payback. [4:41]
26. So Tuff (End Credits). [6:35]

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