Tuff Turf (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

Tuff Turf (1985)




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Movie Info

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 Morgan.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Jette Rinck
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 12, 2001
New World Video

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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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Critic Reviews for Tuff Turf

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Cliché ridden proceedings with an obligatory rock soundtrack.

Full Review… | August 21, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Tuff Turf

Spader is the new Dean in this rebellious teen drama/thriller. I really liked it, and if you're a fan of Spader you'll like it too.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Great film, brings back many childhood memories. It's cheesy in parts of course (teen 80's) but that's only part of it's charm. I'll never get tired of this film. It's a fun and entertaining viewing experience. Great soundtrack as well.

jd cryptic

Super Reviewer

I remember this from my childhood.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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