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Porky's is a comedy about a group of high school kids who set out to lose their virginity. The film is set in Florida in 1954. The "Porky's" from the title refers to a roadhouse outside of town, run by a man called Porky. As the movie progresses, the boys go to Porky's with the intention of buying some prostitutes. Porky instead takes their money then dumps them into the swamp, leaving the boys frustrated, humiliated and wet. In an attempt to get their money back, the boys go back to the club only to be driven away by Porky's brother, the local sheriff.

One headstrong boy goes back to Porky's in an attempt to get revenge, but is beaten and ends up in the hospital. The boys then become determined to get revenge against Porky.

There are small side plots through out the movie. One side plot has the boys peeping into the girl's shower rooms, a tug of war with a boy's body parts and ends with the hilarious idea of a pants down lineup. Another involves a character named "PeeWee" who measures himself daily.

The boys eventually do bring Porky's club to its "knees". Though their plan works, they end up being chased by Porky and his henchmen in a tense redneck race.

In the end, the boys get their revenge. PeeWee loses his virginity and one boy is tackled and has his pants literally pulled off by a teacher.

Porky's is the pinnacle of the teen movie genre and has inspired many clones and much ridicule from the critics. Though the movie was written and directed by an American and was filmed in Florida, it was produced by a Canadian company and so is considered a Canadian film. Despite the critics, the film has gone on to be the top grossing Canadian film of all time, with an gross of over $100,000,000 Canadian by the year 2000.

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Stars
Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Cyril O'Reilly
Director
Bob Clark (III)
Language
English
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