Losin' It

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Losin' It
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Produced by Bryan Gindoff
Hannah Hempstead
Joel B. Michaels
Written by Bill L. Norton
Music by Kenneth Wannberg
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Edited by Richard Halsey
Distributed by Embassy Pictures Corporation (1983, original) MGM (2001, DVD)
Release dates
  • April 8, 1983 (1983-04-08)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Canada
United States
Language English
Budget $7,000,000 (estimated)

Losin' It is a 1983 comedy film starring Tom Cruise, Shelley Long, Jackie Earle Haley, and John Stockwell. The film is directed by Curtis Hanson. It was filmed largely in Calexico, California.


Four teenagers from late 1950s Los Angeles are on their way to Tijuana, Mexico: Dave, Woody, Spider, and Dave's brother Wendell. Dave, Spider, and Woody are there to lose their virginity, while Wendell came along with them to buy fireworks. They end up picking up a woman named Kathy, who goes with them because she wants a fast divorce from her husband, and they get into a series of misadventures south of the border.



Critical response[edit]

The film has received mostly negative reviews from critics, with a 22% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on nine reviews.[1]

Home media[edit]

MGM released Losin' It as a Region 1 DVD on February 6, 2001.


  1. ^ "Losin' It (1983)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixter. Retrieved January 30, 2015.

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