Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Steve Carver|
|Produced by||John C. Broderick
|Written by||David Oas|
|Music by||David McHugh|
|Edited by||Tom Siiter|
|Distributed by||Crown International Pictures|
|This article needs an improved plot summary. (May 2015)|
Coach Williams (Richard Roundtree) must get his tennis players into shape for the big play-offs in Las Vegas. The Kid (Scott Strader) and his buddies run wild in Vegas on and off the court as the coach tries to keep the players out of trouble before the match. Christopher Lee and R. G. Armstrong appear in character roles and Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay plays the role of the heroine, Nicole.
- Scott Strader as The Kid
- Perry Lang as Jeff
- Mariska Hargitay as Nicole
- Richard Roundtree as Chip Williams
- R. G. Armstrong as Coach Bettlebom
- Stoney Jackson as Andy
- Adam Mills as Tex
- Donald Gibb as Ripper
- Tom Shadyac as Chris
- Christopher Murphy as Tony
- Katherine Kelly Lang as Julie
- Christopher Lee as President White
- Trinidad Silva as Chito
- Marianne Gravatte Woman on the Jocks Poster
Jocks was released in 1987 but never received a wide release. The film grossed only $120,808, making it one of the larger box office failures of 1987.
For the most part, the film was either ignored or attacked by critics. David Cornelius of DVD talk.com gave the film a negative review saying,
The script is rambling and forgetful... its characters lack the very charm the movie is convinced it's oozing, the tennis sequences are maddeningly dull, the romance is vacant. This is the kind of movie that thinks it's a blast because it shows us college kids getting drunk and leering at women, not realizing that you need to put in these things called "jokes" to make such a premise work.
Jocks has been seen by so few people that it has a "not available" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.