I enjoyed Tuff Turf for what it was, but it is a rather cliche film that goes everywhere you expect it to go the moment you see the first 10 minutes. It's Rebel Without A Cause, somewhat the Karate Kid -- basically you've seen this all before. A rebellious boy Morgan who just moved to L.A. has interest in a girl who belongs to a gang leader (of course a bunch of guys who look much too old for high school), and though he supposedly has this charm of never giving up on her, this path he chooses gets him into a bunch of shit. We never really figure why Morgan is particularly interested in her, maybe because he knows she could do better? I could say that about every prostitute on the streets, but I'm not gonna put my life on the line to help each one out, am I? I know, it's just a flippin' movie, and yes you get a happy ending (not a spoiler) so it seems to pay off, but here's a kid who just wouldn't quit, and you wonder if it really was worth all the shit he went through? For that, the movie's pretty darn stupid. Though I'll let it pass because its the 80's, there's cool music in it, and Robert Downey's gotta small role. ILike I said if you like 80's films, you may enjoy it for what it is, but you've seen this sort of movie many times before.