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Old 12-06-03, 06:38 PM
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Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

I had totally forgotten about this movie and found it by accident on IMDB.

I remember that I liked it waaaay back then so I bought it during the DDD coupon sale. I fear that it won't have the same lustre that it did back in the mid 80's though!

Kim Richards was a hottie! Trivia, she's Paris & Nicky Hiltons aunt!

Ah, the 80's what a great time for teen films!

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Old 12-06-03, 07:55 PM
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I actually saw this in the theater! Back in the 80's, I used to go to the movies a lot more than I do now. I'm actually tempted to pick it up, for nostalgia's sake.

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Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

Originally posted by Sonicflood
I had totally forgotten about this movie and found it by accident on IMDB.

I remember that I liked it waaaay back then so I bought it during the DDD coupon sale. I fear that it won't have the same lustre that it did back in the mid 80's though!

Kim Richards was a hottie! Trivia, she's Paris & Nicky Hiltons aunt!

Ah, the 80's what a great time for teen films!

Sonicflood
I re-discovered Tuff Turf a few months ago when I found it on DDD. I had seen it on videotape when it came out in the mid 80's and enjoyed watching it again recently. It's a little dated but still very enjoyable. It reminded me to look for a couple of other Spader flicks I saw back then: Jack's Back and The New Kids which I don't think are out on DVD yet.
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Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

Originally posted by Sonicflood
Ah, the 80's what a great time for teen films!
80's teen movies rule.


Tuff Turf is one of my favorites from that golden era. I own it on dvd and have the book also
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Yes.
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Re: Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

Originally posted by Mountain Biker
80's teen movies rule.


Tuff Turf is one of my favorites from that golden era. I own it on dvd and have the book also
the book?

wow, that's awesome. Me I just love the song at the end:

T-U-F-F you're tough turf!
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Early Spader, great fun - I'll have to add it to my DDD wishlist for the next coupon sale (think positive).
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Yes, definitely remember it an Kim's heavily crimped hair. Also, one of Robert Downey Jr.'s earlier works.

Plus, any movie that features a Jim Carroll cameo gets a from me.
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I remember it. And I love it!

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it was no Class of 1984
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Originally posted by Original Desmond
it was no Class of 1984
Very true. It's still a fun/cheesy 80s film. It was cool to see Kim Richards play a tough chick after all her Disney roles.
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I remember it quite well. Probably watched this movie a dozen or so times as a kid.
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I went to see it at the movies for Kim Richards. Goody two shoes babe on TV and a cute kid in the Escape from Witch Mountain movies. Then a tough girl in this one.

Wasn't there some hot sex in this movie?
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You can have Kim Richards, just give me Olivia Barash. Yum.

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Originally posted by Charlie Goose
You can have Kim Richards, just give me Olivia Barash. Yum.

Honk!
When I was in college in L.A. back in the 1980s, Olivia Barash was at a party I went to. She was really cool.
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I used to watch this movie back in the 80s almost religously! Great little indie flick and both JS and RDJr are great in it.
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Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

I hate having to bump this thread from so long ago but we just discovered this movie on Netflix. It is a cool little movie with some strange but great songs by the Jim Carroll Band. Also, it is cool to see a young Robert Downey in it and it is a bit of foreshadowing to see "The New Avengers" spray painted on the wall outside of the place that he and his band in the movie "JCB" has their little gig. Who knew?!
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Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

This was a favorite of mine growing up and caught it again on Netflix about a month ago.
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Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

Still own the DVD, how does it look on Netflix is it in HD?
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Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

Originally Posted by Larry C.
This was a favorite of mine growing up and caught it again on Netflix about a month ago.
Same here. Doesn't hold up that well, but I still liked seeing it again.
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Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

Holy crap. I went on a group date to see this movie when I was 14. Haven't thought about Tuff Turf in decades....wait or was it Turk 182? Ah I forget...this is the one where they crash the country club party right?
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Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
this is the one where they crash the country club party right?
Yup
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Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

So which one was Turk 182? The one with the Peter Weller as the coke-dealing stepdad and one of the Coreys?
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Re: Anyone remember Tuff Turf (1985) w/James Spader?

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So which one was Turk 182? The one with the Peter Weller as the coke-dealing stepdad and one of the Coreys?
That one sounds like First Born...

Turk 182 is about the firefighter who gets hurt on the job when he was drinking and his brother starts spray painting everything with Turk 182 so he can get his benefits.

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