This movie starts with a female weightlifter* luring a guy into the gym showers with the promise of sex, then she and her friends shave his head as she laughs. Trust me, if young Sam had seen this in 1981 — he would have been nine — he would have had yet another obsessive crush.
Robert Freeman has two other credits — negative cutter on True Blood and the fantastic oddball slasher The Forest — from a script by Roger Stone (no, not the right-wing supervillain, the guy who wrote A Night at the Magic Castle and the song “Get Even” in Gymkata, as well as six songs in this movie) which was from a story by Jack Cooper (not Jackie Cooper).
Artie wants to sleep with his girlfriend Monica and she won’t give in, so they break up, because high school. Actually, because guys, too.
There’s also a big beefy dude named Bronk who is played by Joshua Cadman, Johnny Big Head from Surf II and you should really just go watch that movie instead of this movie. He was also Spike in Angel and yeah, you should watch that instead, too.
The movie ends at a Sadie Hawkin’s Dance, which was an invention of Al Capp in the comic strip Li’l Abner. This dance is one where the girls ask the guys and yet another invention by the high school elite to remind geeks why they must remain in their caste, unasked to the party and home playing Dungeons & Dragons and listening to Grim Reaper. Oh, that was me? Yes it was.
You can watch this on Tubi.
*Seeing as how this is a guy-centered movie, her only name is weightlifter in the credits.