jocksFor this week’s Cheeseball Cinema film, I tried to search for the right film to follow up the ones we had before and thanks to IMDB I found one. This weeks film is called Jocks and it was released in 1986 by Crown International Pictures. Colleges all across American have becomes obsessed with the idea of their athletic teams winning championships that there are constantly weighing out what sport works and what doesn’t. For Los Angeles College, they are having the same problem and their athletic director Coach Beetlebom (R.G. Armstrong) has to make the difficult decision. He decides that he wants to cut the Tennis program, but their president is against it cause they’re winners. So, he gives the coach of the tennis program (Richard Roundtree) an ultimatum, win or the program gets cut for good. The film also stars Perry Lang (Men Of War) as Jeff, Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Nicole, Stoney Jackson (Angels In The Outfield) as Andy, Adam Mills (Only You) as Tex, Trinidad Silva (The Jerk) as Chito, Donald Gibb (Revenge Of The Nerds) as Ripper, Christopher Murphy (Valley Girl) as Tony, Scott Strader (The Karate Kid) as The Kid, Christopher Lee (The Man With The Golden Gun) as President White, and the film was directed by Steve Carver (An Eye For An Eye).

Jocks GirlsAs far as all of the 80’s comedies that I have ever seen, this is actually pretty good for one I had never heard of. Like yesterdays film, there was an actress I didn’t even recognize at first and it turned out to be Mariska Hargitay, my favorite cast member of Law & Order: SVU. She looks incredible sexy in this film and in one certain scene, but you’ll have to see it for yourself. As far as the T&A department goes in this film, there isn’t a whole lot of it so you have to cherish it when it comes on screen. The film really did have it’s moments when it was really funny especially during the scenes when they were actually competing in the tennis matches. For me that is where the true gold is because most of the film involves the team partying and while there are funny moments here and there, its just not enough. Donald Gibb goes from playing Ogre, a nerd hating machine to Ripper, the tennis killing machine. It was cool to have him in the film because it just made it more strange. You can tell from watching this that they tried to make a legit comedy hit with the film then make some cheeseball film. The only thing I’ll say is that the writing of the film could’ve been a lot better only because it lacked in some areas like the romance between Hargitay and Strader. The whole film, she hasn’t committed to him, but all of a sudden she’s half naked in another scene with him. That is the only downfall with the whole film in my opinion. On a scale of one being close to an A-list Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to give this film an 2.3 for a final grade.

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