Tomboy (1985)

Tomboy (1985)






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In this light-weight adolescent adventure, busty Tommy Boyd (Betsy Russell), a tough-gal mechanic who runs a garage in East L.A., would rather spend time riding her motorcycle and playing B-ball with the street kids than fussing with fashions and other feminine cliches. She does find time to make love with her handsome boyfriend Randy Starr (model Jerry Dinome), a racecar driver who is prettier than she is. Unfortunately for her, he gets tired of her masculine ways, and they begin to fight. … More

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Zelig, Marilyn Jacobs Tenser
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 22, 2006


as Thomasina 'Tommy' Bo...

as Randy Starr

as Seville Ritz

as Chester

as Earl Delarue

as Ernie Leeds Jr.

as Frankie

as Harold

as Jennifer

as Goodley

as Bartender

as Girl in Hall

as Girl at Party

as Lanky Kid

as Bumper

as Wilde Abandon
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Critic Reviews for Tomboy

All Critics (3)

Tommy's one-note and completely irrational, but Russell captures the primary colors with ease, fulfilling her obligation as the focal point of the production.

Full Review… | August 9, 2013

There were a lot of silly sex comedies in the '80s, but Tomboy surely marks the nadir of the genre.

Full Review… | February 24, 2003
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Full Review… | September 23, 2006

Audience Reviews for Tomboy


This romantic comedy is just what the title says, about a "Tomboy". There are a couple of good romantic scenes, and a bit of fun, but in the end it's all for nothing. Overall, it's watchable, but not a good movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

First of all, I have to say that I was very surprised to realize that the woman who played JIgsaw's wife in the Saw series, Betsy Russell had starred in a fun/corny '80s rom-com, showing a healthy amount of skin in the process. Russell is super cute in the title role, playing a gearhead who bucks tradition by being a ::girl:: who actually knows a lot about cars and shows up her male peers time and again.

As with a lot of '80s material, it's fun (if predictable), and well worth a look if you're into some enjoyable T & A to pass the time

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