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Love it or loathe it (and there are a goodly number of people on either side), Porky's was one of the most successful comedies of its day, spawning two direct sequels and inspiring an incalculable number of lowbrow teen comedies, most recently including (1999). Pee Wee (Dan Monahan), Billy (Mark Herrier), Tommy (Wyatt Knight), and Mickey (Roger Wilson) are four painfully horny high school kids growing up in South Florida in the 1950's. Desperate to rid themselves of their cumbersome virginity, they head out to a sleazy bar near the swamps called Porky's, where local legend has it that the owner will fix you up with a prostitute for a reasonable fee. After Porky takes their money and dumps them in the swamp, the guys vow to get revenge. Meanwhile, Pee Wee has to deal with his shrinking penis, someone drills a hole in the wall of the girl's shower, the guys encounter a prostitute named Cherry Forever, and anti-Semitism rears its ugly head. Cheerfully rude in a manner few mainstream films had achieved at that time, Porky's, for better or worse, changed the standard of what was acceptable in a screen comedy. Remarkably enough, two years later director Bob Clark made the holiday favorite Bob Clark, which displayed his considerable range, if nothing else. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 19, 1982

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Harold Greenberg Golden Reel Award 1983 Winner
Genie Awards Melvin Simon Golden Reel Award 1983 Winner
Genie Awards Doug McGrath Best Supporting Actor 1983 Nominee

Cast

Dan Monahan
as Pee Wee
Mark Herrier
as Billy
Wyatt Knight
as Tommy
Cyril O'Reilly
as Tim
Tony Ganios
as Meat
Kaki Hunter
as Wendy
Kim Cattrall
as Honeywell
Nancy Parsons
as Balbricker
Scott Colomby
as Brian Schwartz
Boyd Gaines
as Coach Brackett
Doug McGrath
as Coach Warren
Susan Clark
as Cherry Forever
Art Hindle
as Ted Jarvis
Wayne Maunder
as Cavanaugh
Alex Karras
as Sheriff Wallace
Allene Simmons
as Jackie
Ilse Earl
as Mrs. Morris
Bob Clark
Pat Lee
as Stripper
Jill Whitlow
as Mindy
Jack Mulcahy
as Frank
Will Knickerbocker
as Bartender
Bill Hindman
as Coach Goodenough
Mike Fenton
Jane Feinberg
Butch Raymond
as Deputy no. 1
Eric Christmas
as Mr. Carter
Rod Ball
as Steve
Peter Conrad
as Mule Train Driver
John Henry Redwood
as Conklin

Crew

Bob Clark
Director
Bob Clark
Producer
Melvin Simon
Producer
Don Carmody
Producer
Bob Clark
Screenwriter
Ken Heeley-Ray
Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Zaza
Composer (Music Score)
Carl Zittrer
Composer (Music Score)
Stan Cole
Editor
Reuben Freed
Production Designer
Gary Goch
Associate Producer
Harold Greenberg
Executive Producer
Mark Freeborn
Set Designer
Mary E. McLeod
Costume Designer
Marci Liroff
Casting
Orin Borsten
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