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Joy of Sex (1984)

Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies. Meanwhile, hormone-crazed Alan Holt pursues some sex for ... See full summary »

Director:

Martha Coolidge

Writers:

Kathleen Rowell (screenplay), J.J. Salter (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Dye ... Alan Holt
Michelle Meyrink ... Leslie Hindenberg
Colleen Camp ... Liz Sampson
Ernie Hudson ... Mr. Porter
Lisa Langlois ... Melanie
Charles Van Eman Charles Van Eman ... Max Holt
Joanne Baron ... Miss Post
Darren Dalton ... Ed Ingalls
Heidi Holicker ... Candy
Cristen Kauffman Cristen Kauffman ... Sharon
David H. MacDonald David H. MacDonald ... Ernie Carpenter
Paul Tulley ... Ted
Joe Unger ... Mr. Ranada
Christopher Lloyd ... Coach Hindenberg
Conni Marie Brazelton ... Allison
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Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies. Meanwhile, hormone-crazed Alan Holt pursues some sex for himself, with predictable results. Written by Aaron Teitlebaum <aaront@norden1.com>

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Somewhere between Virginity and Senility lies Paradise.

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

John Belushi was offered a role in this film numerous times, but he originally turned it down. He eventually accepted the role, but died shortly afterwards. The producers were excited of having him on the poster wearing a diaper, even though no such scene appeared in the script. This was in the period Penny Marshall was supposed to direct based on a screenplay by John Hughes. See more »

Goofs

When getting a room to meet Inga, Alan is told to go to room 319 - the number on the door is shown clearly as Renato enters. When Carpenter later breaks down the door, it clearly says 302. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leslie Hindenberg: Today is the first day of school.
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Connections

Featured in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreams
Written by Harold Payne and Clydene Jackson
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Enjoyable.
28 December 1998 | by Peach-2See all my reviews

I found this film enjoyable and pretty funny. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and it's pretty good for the genre of 80's teen flicks.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's the Joy of Sex: A Dirty Love Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,913,001, 5 August 1984

Gross USA:

$4,463,841

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,463,841
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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