Losin' It

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Losin' It
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCurtis Hanson
Produced byBryan Gindoff
Hannah Hempstead
Joel B. Michaels
Written byBill L. Norton
Music byKenneth Wannberg
CinematographyGilbert Taylor
Edited byRichard Halsey
Tiberius Film Productions
Tijuana Productions
Distributed byEmbassy Pictures Corporation[1]
Release date
  • April 8, 1983 (1983-04-08)
Running time
100 minutes
United States
Budget$7 million
Box office$1,246,141

Losin' It is a 1983 American-Canadian comedy film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Tom Cruise, Shelley Long, Jackie Earle Haley, and John Stockwell. The plot concerns four teenagers trying to lose their virginity. Losin' 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 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 hijinks and misadventures south of the border.



Critical response[edit]

The film received negative reviews from critics. It has a 20% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 10 reviews.[2]

Home media[edit]

MGM released Losin' It as a Region 1 DVD on February 6, 2001. Kino Lorber released the film on Blu-ray on March 5, 2019.


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