Porky's Revenge!

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Porky's Revenge!
Porkys revenge.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by James Komack
Produced by Robert L. Rosen
Written by Bob Clark ("based on characters created by")
Ziggy Steinberg
Starring Dan Monahan
Tony Ganios
Wyatt Knight
Mark Herrier
Scott Colomby
Chuck Mitchell
Music by Dave Edmunds
Cinematography Robert C. Jessup
Edited by John W. Wheeler
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Astral Films
Release date(s)
  • March 22, 1985 (1985-03-22)
Running time 92 minutes
Country United States
Canada
Language English
Box office $20,518,905[1]

Porky's Revenge! is the 1985 third installment to the Porky's film series. The film was directed by James Komack.[2]

Plot[edit]

The film starts with Pee Wee having a dream about the graduating class of 1955 at Angel Beach High School, where a classmate flashes herself and he is accidentally exposed. The teenagers of Angel Beach High School continue to be harassed by the gym teacher, Beulah Balbricker. A plot to get even with her is mixed with a plan to humiliate Pee Wee: a letter is written to Ms. Balbricker arranging a rendezvous at a motel with an old boyfriend of hers, while Pee Wee is enticed to the same motel room by the promise of a night of passion with a beautiful Swedish exchange student. Tommy tricks Pee Wee into going to another location while he heads to the motel room. Ms. Balbricker arrives first followed by Tommy, and Tommy and Ms. Balbricker are horrified to find themselves unclothed and in bed with each other. To make up for their prank on Balbricker, the gang contact her old boyfriend and actually get them together.

During the semi-final basketball game, the cheerleaders promise them an orgy if they win. The boys win the game. After the game, the boys are led to one of the girls homes, and everyone strips down to their underwear and jumps in a swimming pool. In the pool, the girls throw their underwear out of the pool. The guys do likewise, and swim toward the girls. Soon, but too late, they realize the girls are clothed after all and wind up parading nude before the clothed girls and a home movie camera.

Porky now owns a riverboat with a gambling casino and a strip club. According to Brian, Porky is extorting money from Coach Goodenough because he owes money to him. The gang decide to go to the boat to take pictures of the illegal casino to give to the D.A. During this time, Meat runs into Porky's sex-crazed daughter Blossom, who forces herself on him. The boys' plan fails because Porky catches them in the act and is about to kill them. But when they mention the State Championship game, Porky realizes that the gang could help him out by throwing the game so he can bet against them.

Meanwhile, Meat has a problem with cutting up dead animals. The gang goes to Miss Webster's apartment to get a copy of the final exam. They discover Miss Webster and Mr. Dobish, the School Guidance Counselor, having rather kinky extramarital relations.

During the final game, Meat is benched because Miss Webster intentionally failed him. Miss Webster discovers the blackmail photos and a note, causing her to change her mind. The second half resulted in a victory for Angel Beach while Porky is outraged. Blossom tells him that Meat is her boyfriend and they "went all the way", infuriating Porky even more. Porky then suggest to his two subordinates that Meat and Blossom be married.

During the senior prom, Meat is abducted by Porky and his men. The gang decide that this is the last straw and go after them. Just as the wedding is about to start, the power goes out and Meat is liberated by Billy and Brian. Meanwhile Porky's boat is chasing the guys in their rowboat and they are headed for the bridge. After the rowboat gets through, Pee Wee lowers the bridge, resulting in the destruction of Porky's casino boat.

At graduation, the guys trick Pee Wee into taking off all his clothes, except the graduation gown. As he's about to get his diploma, Principal Carter steps on the gown, causing it to come off and reveal Pee Wee in his nudity, just as he dreamed at the beginning of the film.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The film received negative reviews from critics, with review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 27% based on reviews from 11 critics.[3] As with the other Porky's films, Porky's Revenge! was criticized for being long on sex and short on plot. Another criticism was that the actors simply looked too old to convincingly still be playing high school students.[citation needed]

The movie was nominated for a Stinkers Bad Movie Awards for Worst Picture.[4]

Box office[edit]

The third film was the smallest grossing film of the franchise with $20,518,905, a substantial drop from the first film's box office of $105,500,000.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

Porky's Revenge!
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released 1985
Label Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Sony
Producer Dave Edmunds
Singles from Porky's Revenge!
  1. "High School Nights"
    Released: 1985
  2. "Do You Want to Dance?"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Porky's Revenge! soundtrack was released in 1985. Produced and assembled by Dave Edmunds, the soundtrack features new material from a wide spectrum of well-established rock & roll musicians, including Jeff Beck, George Harrison, Carl Perkins, Willie Nelson and Robert Plant & Phil Collins (under "The Crawling King Snakes" moniker), as well as then up-and-comers The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Besides George Harrison's recording of a previously unreleased Bob Dylan song ("I Don't Want to Do It") and Dave Edmunds' "High School Nights" and Porky's Revenge! theme music, the album consists of newly recorded versions of classic rock & roll tunes (sometimes by their original author, in the case of Carl Perkins). Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic called it "far more fun than the accompanying film" and said, although disliking some of the '80s production flourishes, "it's far better to dwell on the fact that a third-rate sequel like Porky's Revenge! could produce a soundtrack this good, because that is a mystery for the ages."[5]

"High School Nights" b/w "Porky's Revenge" and "Do You Want to Dance?" b/w "I Don't Want to Do It" were released as singles.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Performer Length
1. "High School Nights"   Dave Edmunds 3:11
2. "Do You Want to Dance?"   Dave Edmunds 2:32
3. "Sleepwalk"   Jeff Beck 2:19
4. "I Don't Want to Do It"   George Harrison 2:54
5. "Stagger Lee"   The Fabulous Thunderbirds 2:56
6. "Blue Suede Shoes"   Carl Perkins 2:23
7. "Peter Gunn Theme"   Clarence Clemons 2:36
8. "Queen of the Hop"   Dave Edmunds 2:15
9. "Love Me Tender"   Willie Nelson 2:32
10. "Philadelphia Baby"   The Crawling King Snakes 2:18
11. "Porky's Revenge!"   Dave Edmunds 4:46

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Porky's Revenge!". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ Goyanes, Ily (August 19, 2010). "Celluloid City: Porky's Trilogy Filmed at Miami Senior High School and Greynolds Park". Miami New Times. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Porky's Revenge". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  4. ^ "1985 8th Hastings Bad Cinema Society Stinkers Awards". Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ AllMusic review

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