Jocks (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Steve Carver
Produced by John C. Broderick
Ahmet Yasa
Written by David Oas
Starring Scott Strader
Perry Lang
Mariska Hargitay
Richard Roundtree
Music by David McHugh
Cinematography Adam Greenberg
Edited by Tom Siiter
Distributed by Crown International Pictures
Release dates
  • January 23, 1987 (1987-01-23)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Jocks is a 1987 teen comedy. The film was directed by Steve Carver and written by Michael Lanahan and David Oas.[1] Jocks was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada and in Los Angeles, California.[2]


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.[3]



Box office[edit]

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.[4]

Critical response[edit]

For the most part, the film was either ignored or attacked by critics. David Cornelius of DVD 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.[5]

Jocks has been seen by so few people that it has a "not available" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[6]


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