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. Eventually, they decide to solve their differences on the racetrack of the Daytona 500.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Comedy
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Studio:
Lionsgate

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Cast

Betsy Russell
as Thomasina 'Tommy' Boyd aka Tomboy
Philip Sterling
as Earl Delarue
Kristi Somers
as Seville Ritz
Richard Erdman
as Chester
Eric Douglas
as Ernie Leeds Jr.
Dennis Hayden
as Bartender
Jerry Dinome
as Randy Starr
Jacqueline Jacobs
as Wilde Abandon
Toby Iland
as Harold
Friday
as Bumper
Paul Gunning
as Frankie
Shane McCabe
as Goodley
Rory Barish
as Jennifer
Cory Hawkins
as Carlos
Danna Garen
as Girl in Hall
Alicia Hollinger
as Girl at Party
Carey Shearer
as Lanky Kid
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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
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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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Audience Reviews for Tomboy

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

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant
½

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
Aj V

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