Jocks (1986)
Genre: Comedy | Sport
Country: USA | Director: Steve Carver
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 91mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 866×480 – 23.976fps – 1.46gb

Amiable college varsity Coach Chip Williams (the always solid Richard Roundtree of “Shaft” fame) has to whip his wacky team of misfit players into shape for a major regional tournament being held in Las Vegas. Said wacky misfits include charming stud muffin on wheels the Kid (hunky Scott Strader), affable mellow dude Jeff (cute Perry Lang), raucous wildman Ripper (the incredible Donald Gibb; Ogre from “Revenge of the Nerds”), and excitable Mexican Chito (the hilarious Trinidad Silva). But these nutty guys are more interested in having fun than winning a big game.

Capably directed with infectiously easy’n’breezy panache by Steve Carver, with bright, sunny cinematography by Adam Greenberg, lots of cool-jammin’ songs on the bouncy soundtrack, an endearingly sweet’n’silly tone, engaging acting from the likable and attractive young leads, a groovy, hard-rockin’ score by David McHugh, cheap gay jokes, a priceless sequence in a sleazy biker bar, a nice smattering of gratuitous nudity, and several thrilling tennis games, this flick overall rates as an entertainingly lightweight diversion. The eclectic supporting cast qualifies as a substantial plus: future “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” TV series regular Mariska Hargitay as adorable tennis groupie Nicole, Christopher Lee as pompous killjoy college President White, R.G. Armstrong as bumbling, sycophantic athletic director Coach Bettleborn, and future mainstream movie director Tom (“Liar, Liar,””Bruce Almighty”) Shadyac as arrogant rival tennis champ Chris. Good, goofy fun.


Jocks (1986)