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Jocks (1986)

The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.

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Steve Carver
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Scott Strader Scott Strader ... The Kid
Perry Lang ... Jeff
Mariska Hargitay ... Nicole
Richard Roundtree ... Chip Williams
R.G. Armstrong ... Coach Bettlebom
Stoney Jackson ... Andy
Adam Mills Adam Mills ... Tex
Trinidad Silva ... Chito
Donald Gibb ... Ripper (as Don Gibb)
Tom Shadyac ... Chris
Christopher Murphy ... Tony
Katherine Kelly Lang ... Julie
Christopher Lee ... President White
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The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.

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Champions aren't born ... they're made!

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Comedy | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Road Trip See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Director Steve Carver initially turned this movie down because he didn't care for the script. See more »

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Chip Williams: Chito, you're in charge.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Gettin' Hot in Here
Performed by Linda 'Peaches' Green
Arranged by Scott V. Smith
Written by Stephen Tavani, Rene & Barry Ruff
Produced by Stephen Tavani
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Double fault.
25 January 2013 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Unless they can win a championship, LA College's tennis team will lose their scholarships, and their coach (Richard Roundtree) will be out of a job. At their next competition in Las Vegas, the players pull out all the stops to win, employing a variety of underhanded techniques in an effort to undermine their opponents' confidence, but find that the team from arch rivals Dallas Tech are just as devious in their methods.

An important factor of many decent teen comedies is a likable protagonist; Jocks, from director Steve Carver, not only features a thoroughly obnoxious lead character, a self obsessed douche by the name of The Kid (Scott Strader), but his friends are just as irritating, making the film a thoroughly charmless affair made all the worse by a lack of decent jokes, some really dull sporting scenes, and the pitiful sight of Christopher Lee slumming it as a strict college president (just one of the actor's many career low points).

The presence of the lovely Mariska Hargitay (as Dallas Tech babe Nicole, who inexplicably takes a shine to The Kid) makes matters a little easier to bear, as do the film's few moments of gratuitous female nudity, but as a whole, Jocks scores very few points.


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