Tuff Turf (1985)

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In this adolescent-oriented drama, the life of an upper middle-class youth changes for ever when his family loses its wealth and are forced to move from Connecticut to a working-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. Once there, the upstanding Morgan Hiller finds himself in trouble when he interferes with the attempts of Nick Hauser and his gang, "The Tuffs," to mug a man. Nick swears that he will get revenge. More tension arises between the disparate youths when Nick's girl falls in love with … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Jette Rinck
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 11, 2003
Runtime:
New World Video

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Cast

James Spader

as Morgan Hiller
Kim Richards

as Frankie Croyden
Claudette Nevins

as Page Hiller
Matt Clark

as Stuart Hiller
Paul Mones

as Nick Hauser
Robert Downey Jr.

as Jimmy Parker
Frank McCarthy

as Man at Bus Stop
Art Evans

as Security Guard
Herb Mitchell

as Mr.Russell
Ceil Cabot

as Secretary
Vivian Brown

as History Teacher
Bill Beyers

as Brian Hiller
Jered Barclay

as Reynolds
Lou Fant

as Mr. Croyden
Gene Pietragallo

as Donnie Parker
William J. Bergman

as Jack Mack and the He...
John Berry Jr.

as Jack Mack and the He...
Rick Braun

as Jack Mack and the He...
Mark Campbell

as Jack Mack and the He...
James R. Coile

as Jack Mack and the He...
Peter Freiberger

as Jack Mack and the He...
Andrew Kastner

as Jack Mack and the He...
Cactus Jack Mack

as Jack Mack and the He...
John Paruolo

as Jack Mack and the He...
Greg Smith

as Jack Mack and the He...
Dale Gonyea

as Country Club Band Le...
Randolph Dreyfuss

as J.R. and the Z-Man, ...
Jon Ewen

as J.R. and the Z-Man, ...
Tom McShane

as J.R. and the Z-Man, ...
Wes Moczulski

as J.R. and the Z-Man, ...
Ray Zimmerman

as J.R. and the Z-Man, ...
Jim Carroll

as Himself
Eric Kiertzner

as Warehouse Band
Mike Lea

as Warehouse Band
Tom Sims

as Warehouse Band
Cecilie A. Stuart

as featured dancer
Edye Baca

as Dancer
Randy Lang

as Dancer
Lysa Nalin

as Dancer
Ric Watson

as Dancer
Tony Young

as Dancer
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Clich? ridden proceedings with an obligatory rock soundtrack.

July 11, 2003
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