"Some fifteen years ago, my then-teenage nephew coaxed my sister into renting this for him and after dinner we plunked it into the VCR. Ten minutes later my mother declared it "UNSPEAKABLY VULGAR" and stomped out of the room while uttering dire warnings about the fate of those who exposed themselves to such purile material. Well, Mother was right: it is purile, maybe even to the point of being unspeakably vulgar! But it's also a lot of fun. The plot is lightweight: a group of sex-crazed Florida highschool boys desperate to lose their virginity try to do precisely that by visiting Porky's, a swamp-water red-neck brothel and general den of inquity. When they get robbed and beaten up by Porky and his minions, they plot an elaborate revenge that is... well... sure to bring down the house!The plot is really just the string that holds together a series of elaborate practical jokes--the sort of jokes you always heard about when you were a kid and wondered if any one ever really could pull them off. The largely no-name cast, especially Dan Monahan (Pee Wee, so named for his, er, shortcomings), Kaki Hunter (Wendy, the highschool floozie), and Nancy Parsons (Beulah Balbricker, the Godzilla of girls' gymn teachers), play it with an engagingly light touch--and somehow manage to give it an aura of innocence that adds to the movie's charm.The film drags a bit due to the script's well-intentioned but ho-hum subplot concerning the racism a Jewish boy encounters at Angel Beach High School, but that aside the comic episodes are a laugh riot--and it's impossible to describe them without giving the fun away. There's Cherry Forever, the discovery of why Miss Honeywell is called "Lassie," the truly hilarious and infamous girls' shower scene and its aftermath in the principal's office... just one after another, thick and fast. It will never make any critic's shortlist, but if you're looking for mindless lunacy done with a youthful innocence, PORKY'S may just be the film you're looking for. The DVD has near-zip in the way of extras, and although it is offered here in pan-and-scan there are widescreen prints available. Recommended for that rainy afternoon when you want to remember what you wished your teenage years were like!"
THE DEFFINITIVE FRAT COMEDY that created the genre... endles
Paulo Leite | Lisbon, Portugal | 09/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"PORKY'S was the first frat comedy that elevated "frat comedy/coming of age" into a comic sub-genre on its own. Endlessly imitated... very rarely matched... never surpassed.
This film tells the story of a group of nerdy oddballs high schoolers (in 1954) who are determined to loose their virginity... at any cost! Porky's is the name of the "bordelo" they choose as the place to "do it"... -laughs.
But instead, they get humiliated by the owner who (as we'll find out) cheated the wrong kids. What comes next, is one of the most hilarious revenges in film History. Period!
Sexy, hilarious, politically incorrect, scatologic, at times disgusting... but always hilarious!! This film is a riot!!!
My favorite scene is when one of the guys puts his **** through a hole on the wall to the girls' showers... and later the boys must stay in a lineup so a shocked old teacher can identify the **** who scared her. UNTHINKABLE!!!!
This film is a classic!! Open your mind and laugh till you drop. "
Simply The Best
forevermichaeljacksonfan | PA | 09/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Porky's is one very funny movie! Especially the scene in which Miss Balbricker explains to the principal & the coaches about having a line-up of five boys exposing their private parts! Look for Kim Cattrall as Miss Honeywell, Alex Karras as a crooked sheriff & his wife Susan Clark as a backwoods hooker. Pee-Wee & the gang get their revenge on Porky after he rips them off & throws them out of his nightclub. Director Bob Clark does a real good job in keeping things moving along & does an excellent job in dealing with anti-semitism involving new student Brian Schwartz (Scott Colomby). This movie is a genuine classic. Simply the best!"
Get your pause and rewind button ready
Paulo Leite | 02/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is about a group of teen friends growing up in a small town Southern high school. Porky's is a bar in the backwoods. There are some funny parts. The best part of the movie that makes it worth buying is the peeping scene in the girls' shower, which I rewound again and again. The writing is okay and the acting is good. The lighting and sound were excellent and the extras did a fantastic job!"
Laughed my buns off!
SesshoumarusMiko | In The Dog House | 05/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great, funny movie! Just don't drink anything before you watch it, you'll pee your pants from laughing so much. I almost did!"