Tuff Turf

Synopsis: At the start of his senior year in high school, Morgan's father has lost his company, so the family moves from Connecticut, where they've been in the yacht club, to an apartment in the San Fernando Valley. Morgan has grown up in the shadow of his high-achieving older brother, and he seems to have a knack for getting into trouble. He also has a stubborn streak, so when he finds himself attracted to Frankie, the girlfriend of the leader of a local gang of youthful thugs, he can't stop himself from pushing her for a relationship. The thug thinks of Frankie as his property and sees the cool, urbane Morgan as dead meat. Is this a struggle to the death?
Genre: Action, Drama
Director(s): Fritz Kiersch
Production: New World Video
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

[ Woman ]

These are the secrets

Of the night

The stories are hidden

From our sight

[ Horns Honking ]

It dances deep

Within the wind

As shadows fade

The fight begins

Love, love takes it

Love, love breaks it

Love, love hates promises

made in the dark

Love, love takes it

Love, love breaks it

Love, love hates promises

made in the dark

The hour's late

The time draws near

It stirs the dreams

hides my fears

Love, love takes it

Love, love breaks it

Love, love hates promises

made in the dark

Love, love takes it

Love, love breaks it

Love, love hates promises

made in the dark

dd[ Continues, Indistinct ]

[ Horn Honking ]

dd[ Continues Indistinct ]

[ Paint Can Spraying ]

Eddie ? Eddie ?

Excuse me, sir.

Do you have change

for a five ?


Yo, yo, yo, yo.

Come on. Come on.

Mick. Mick.

It's a little late

for you to be out alone,

isn't it ?

Well, I'm, uh, not alone.

You're here.

That's right.

But I wouldn't be

if my car wasn't in the shop.

You know how it is.

Let's go inside

and have a drink.

I'll call a cab.

[ Shuddering ]

It's in my pocket--

left-hand pocket.


She's pretty, isn't she ?


-Be bop a lula

She's my baby

- Yo, Nick !

Be bop a luladd


Rain from heaven.

You sprayed it in my eyes !

[ Boys Muttering ]

Nick, you all right, man ?

I can't see !

Nick, I'm sorry.

I didn't mean it.


Jesus Christ.

I'm blind.

Sorry, man.

- You're a real samurai,

you know.

- Get out of here !

Did you get the money ?

Mickey, shut up for once.

Well, of course

I'm worried, Brian.

You know what your brother

did with his last term.

And what I hear about

the new school,

it's only gonna positively

reinforce all of

his old bad habits.

And this neighborhood

isn't any help either.

Because it just gives him

an excuse to fail.

What ?

That's terrific.

No, no, no,

don't bring anything.

Just yourself.


Tell me all about--

[ Continues Indistinct ]


[ Horn Honking ]

How was the night ?

Not bad.

Hey, there you are.

First day at a new school.

You ready for it ?

Aren't I always ?

I guess.

You'd better get going.

It's getting late.

Sleep well, Dad.


I stood there

I waited

For those high school days

[ Chattering ]

Little bit.

I feel this whole world's

on fire and I don't wanna

get real burned

But I'm not gonna stand

in line no more

I'm gonna step out

dd[ Continues Indistinct ]

Oh, God, I swear

I would justloveto find

that guy from last night.

I would just take that--

Watch your mouth, scumbag,

will ya ?

Hey, you watch your mouth.

Hey, lust puppy.

Lust puppy ?


Hey !

Hey, you.

Get over here.

There's no bike riding

on campus.

I was just hoping I could take

a quick ride through history.

- You can pick it up after

school. Park it in the rack.

- Yes, sir.

Frankie, come on,

all right.

I'll be there.

Walk it over !

Ever shoot anybody

with that thing ?

[ Bell Ringing ]

[ Guard] All right,

no drinking on campus.

[ Chuckles ]

Nick, think

we ought to do it ?

Hey, just chill.

Chill, man.

I think we're going to school.


Miss Wright.

Morning, Howard.

My mother said it was okay

for me to stay out

of biology class today...

on account

of my sinus condition.

All those chemicals

kind of makes me sick.

Then have your mother

take the class.

We have to have someone

sitting in your chair.


You'll be late

for class, Howard.

Aw, man !

Hey, babe.

Mmm, mama. What's up ?

Not much.

How you doing ?


What's his story ?

Who cares ?

His ass is grass now.

Let me have your blade.

You'll never use it.

Come on. Maybe I wanna

clean my teeth.

Let me have it.

Be careful.

[ Man ]



Hiller !

Come into my office.


You mind taking those off ?

I like to see

who I'm talking to.

Shakespeare, huh ?


Actually, I don't know

why I'm surprised.

Your records show

a good aptitude

for reading and writing.

Going to do

anything with it ?

Excuse me ?

[ Clears Throat ]

I don't know.

Look, Morgan,

you've had a good education

in one of the best prep schools

in this country.

And if you chose

to throw it away, well,

luckily that's no concern

of mine at this point.

What is my concern

is your present attitude,

which is my way of saying

that I won't tolerate any

of your past bullshit.

Including your rooftop...

rock concerts

in-between the classes.

You see, I have a lot

of trouble dealing with

the real losers here at Lawson.

I don't want to waste a lot

of energy with a good imitation.

Yes, sir.

[ Bell Ringing ]

Good. All right.

You'd better hustle out

of here before you miss

your first class.

[ Narrator ]

And so the original pioneers

settled the territory...

building towns on the lands

they claimed.

But there were men who lived

outside the law.

Men who took away

the things the settlers

had worked so hard to build.

The settlers themselves

were no match for these outlaws,

and so a new breed was born.

Known as the "gunfighters,"

they brought a new code...

of honor and justice

to the Old West.

A code written

in their blood and of the blood

of the outlaws they faced.

[ Gunfire ]

Bat Masterson.

Wyatt Earp.

[ Narrator Continues

Indistinct ]

- Whoa. State of the art.

- Class, that's enough.

Ed, will you please watch

the film and pay attention ?

[ Groans ]

Sorry, man. I never had it

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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