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California Girls (1983)

Disk jockey Mad Man Jack (AL MUSIC) needs to pump up his dwindling audiences at a local radio, and hits upon the idea of holding a competition to find California's most exciting girl. ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Al Music Al Music ... Mad Man Jack
Lantz Douglas Lantz Douglas ... Mike
Mary McKinley Mary McKinley ... Jackie
Alicia Allen Alicia Allen ... Joyce
Barbara Parks Barbara Parks ... Chrissie
Jim Benny Jim Benny ... Don
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Sheperd ... Herself - Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai


Disk jockey Mad Man Jack (AL MUSIC) needs to pump up his dwindling audiences at a local radio, and hits upon the idea of holding a competition to find California's most exciting girl. Jackie, Joyce and Chrissie are three young California girls hoping to gain a foothold in the acting profession, so they decide to perform nude in front of the window of the D.J. Thus, their paths cross, and a series of sports and stunts scenes follow, to the wild music themes: tennis, body-building, karate, flying, fish-driving, (sexy),car washing, foxy boxing, aerobics, motorcycle scrambling, baseball, wind surf, singing, roller-skating, Russian mountain gliding, wind-skating, hang-gliding, skating, cheer-leading, mud-wrestling, roller derby, and nude parachuting. Some of the skits are followed with mini interviews with the girls taking part in the events. It's immaterial who wins the competition - the California girls did, with their influence on radio music and film titles of the 1980s. Written by Artemis-9

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23 September 1983 (Spain) See more »


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$100,000 (estimated)
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The full nude scenes and the mud-wrestling scene ending topless were shortened in the USA video releases by circa 3 minutes and a half. See more »


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Written by Sting (uncredited)
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Why is this film so obscure?
14 April 2009 | by Madison-8See all my reviews

Okay, granted, the plot of the movie is nothing we didn't see in a kajillion other sex comedies in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but with a massive soundtrack of nothing but the biggest songs of the time (Foreigner, Blondie, Queen, the Police, etc.) and even a portion of the film shot at a live NFL Rams game, you would figure it would be more well-known than it is. Given the skimpy listing it has here on IMDb, it's surprising. I can understand it not being on DVD - the music rights alone would cost a fortune - but it's a shame it's not even "cult classic" enough to have more than one comment on here before mine.

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