Tuff Turf (2000)
Turf (1985) stars James Spader as that rarest of High School rebels, a
|His family has just moved
from a rich life-style in Connecticut because his father lost his
business. He lives in the shadow of his perfect older brother. His
transcript is consistent -- great grades, and always in trouble. He
almost immediately falls for Kim Richards, and doesn't let the fact
that she is "owned" by the toughest hood in the school, Paul
Mones, bother him. He manages to make a friend of Robert Downey Jr.
|Kim Richards has some pokies,
and a body double (Fiona Morris), who briefly shows her
nipples during a sex scene with Spader.
|You might be able to
predict an inevitable showdown between Mones and Spader, with Spader
beating the bad guys and winning the girl, but why jump to the end
when there is so much fun betting there?
||This film is good escapist
teensploitation fare (except for the dearth of nudity) directed by
Richards dances (well) and Spader
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 5.0.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C+.
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