Porky's II: The Next Day (1983)

R | 98 mins | Comedy | 24 June 1983

Director:

Bob Clark

Producers:

Don Carmody, Bob Clark

Cinematographer:

Reginald H. Morris

Editor:

Stan Cole

Production Designer:

Fred Price
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HISTORY

Opening credits include the following statements: "What is the boy in this picture doing? A. Being crowned Queen of England; B. Doing a commercial for French ticklers; C. Being the national poster boy for an anti-V.D. campaign; D. Starring in a movie as 'Pee Wee'. If you guessed "D," then you must have seen Porky's. "
       Bill Haley & His Comets were incorrectly credited onscreen as "Bill Haley & The Comets." The character, "Sandy Le Toi," is referred to as "Gloria" by the other characters.
       The 14 Apr 1982 LAT announced plans by Simon/Reeves/Landsburg Productions for a sequel to their hit film, Porky’s (1982, see entry), to be directed by Bob Clark, and featuring many of the same cast members. The 23 Apr 1982 NYT listed Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, and Susan Clark among the cast, none of whom were credited onscreen. Actor Chuck Mitchell was also included as a cast member in the 1 Jun 1982 HR. However, Mitchell only appeared during opening credits in a montage of excerpts from Porky’s, and his name does not appear in onscreen credits. The 7 May 1982 DV reported that principal photography was scheduled for 7 Jun 1982 in Miami, FL. The 24 Jun 1982 Rolling Stone estimated a ten-week production schedule. Cast member Roger Wilson stated that the six lead actors would each receive “a point of profits” from the sequel.
       A news item in the 5 May 1982 HR referred to the film by its working title, Porky’s…The Next Day, ... More Less

Opening credits include the following statements: "What is the boy in this picture doing? A. Being crowned Queen of England; B. Doing a commercial for French ticklers; C. Being the national poster boy for an anti-V.D. campaign; D. Starring in a movie as 'Pee Wee'. If you guessed "D," then you must have seen Porky's. "
       Bill Haley & His Comets were incorrectly credited onscreen as "Bill Haley & The Comets." The character, "Sandy Le Toi," is referred to as "Gloria" by the other characters.
       The 14 Apr 1982 LAT announced plans by Simon/Reeves/Landsburg Productions for a sequel to their hit film, Porky’s (1982, see entry), to be directed by Bob Clark, and featuring many of the same cast members. The 23 Apr 1982 NYT listed Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, and Susan Clark among the cast, none of whom were credited onscreen. Actor Chuck Mitchell was also included as a cast member in the 1 Jun 1982 HR. However, Mitchell only appeared during opening credits in a montage of excerpts from Porky’s, and his name does not appear in onscreen credits. The 7 May 1982 DV reported that principal photography was scheduled for 7 Jun 1982 in Miami, FL. The 24 Jun 1982 Rolling Stone estimated a ten-week production schedule. Cast member Roger Wilson stated that the six lead actors would each receive “a point of profits” from the sequel.
       A news item in the 5 May 1982 HR referred to the film by its working title, Porky’s…The Next Day, while the 28 May 1982 DV reported the title as Porky’s: The Next Day. According to the 22 Jun 1983 Var, a video game based on the film, referred to as Porky’s—The Next Day, would be released approximately two weeks after the picture’s opening date by distributor Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. The game would appear as a “tag-end” on all of the company’s print and broadcast advertising. The article estimated the film’s advertising budget at $8 million. A full-page advertisement in the 1 Jun 1982 HR announced the picture’s planned release for summer 1983, while the 14 Nov 1983 HR reported a possible spring 1983 opening.
       According to production notes in AMPAS library files, the Native Americans appearing in the film were Seminoles, gathered from “various regions of Florida.” The 26 Jul 1982 HR noted that the “Ristorante Fontana,” used in the final sequence, was constructed for the production on the premises of the Hollywood Beach Hotel in Hollywood, FL.
       The 17 Jun 1983 HR announced the film’s 24 Jun 1983 opening in Southern California. Reviews were mixed. Some complimented the filmmakers for the addition of social commentary to an otherwise vulgar comedy. The Sep 1983 Box reported receipts of approximately $22 million from more than 1,500 theaters during the first seventeen days of release. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
Sep 1983
pp. 155-156.
Daily Variety
7 May 1982.
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Daily Variety
20 May 1982.
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Daily Variety
28 May 1982.
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Daily Variety
19 Jul 1982.
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Daily Variety
23 Jul 1982.
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Daily Variety
16 Nov 1982.
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Hollywood Reporter
5 May 1982.
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Hollywood Reporter
1 Jun 1982.
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Hollywood Reporter
26 Jul 1982.
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Hollywood Reporter
17 Jun 1983.
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Hollywood Reporter
27 Jun 1983
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
14 Nov 1983.
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Los Angeles Times
24 Mar 1982.
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Los Angeles Times
14 Apr 1982.
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Los Angeles Times
27 Jun 1983
p. 8.
New York Times
23 Apr 1982.
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New York Times
25 Jun 1983
p. 12.
Rolling Stone
24 Jun 1982.
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Variety
22 Jun 1983.
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Variety
29 Jun 1983
p. 16.
Variety
19 Sep 1984.
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CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
Klan members:
[and]
Flock members:
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Simon/Reeves/Landsburg Productions and
Astra Bellevue Pathe Inc. Present
A Bob Clark Film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dir
Prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Prod
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Addl cam
Key grip
Still photog
Crane op
In Motion Productions
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Visual consultant
Asst to Fred Price
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
Ed room asst
Ed room asst
SET DECORATORS
Set dresser
Prop master
Const coord
COSTUMES
Cost des
Costumer
MUSIC
Orig mus
Orig mus orch and cond by
SOUND
Sd mixer
Sd boom man
Sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Sd re-rec
Sd re-rec
Sd facilities
VISUAL EFFECTS
Opt eff & titles by
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
Asst makeup
Hair des by
Hairstylist
Spec wigs
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Casting
Casting
Prod coord
Asst to Don Carmody
Miami casting
"The Casting Directors, Inc."
2d unit coord
Shakespeare coach
Snake wrangler
Snake wrangler
Prod office coord
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Extra casting
"The Casting Directors, Inc."
Prod controller
Asst prod accountant
Unit pub
Transportation capt
Transportation co-captain
Vehicle coord
Loc coord
Motion picture equip
Security by
Mobile projection by
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunt coord
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the film Porky's written by Bob Clark (Porky's Productions [Astral] Inc., 1982).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Three Coins In The Fountain," The Four Aces
"The Magic Touch," The Platters
"School Day," Chuck Berry
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SONGS
"Three Coins In The Fountain," The Four Aces
"The Magic Touch," The Platters
"School Day," Chuck Berry
"Sincerely," The McGuire Sisters
"Hearts Of Stone," The Fontaine Sisters
"See You Later, Alligator," Bill Haley & The Comets.
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COMPOSERS
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DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Porky's II
Porky's: The Next Day
Porky's...The Next Day
Porky's--The Next Day
Release Date:
24 June 1983
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 24 June 1983
Production Date:
7 June--mid Augustust 1982
Copyright Claimant:
Simon Film Productions
Copyright Date:
8 August 1983
Copyright Number:
PA184103
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Lenses
Lenses and Panaflex® camera by Panavision®
Prints
Prints by Deluxe
Duration(in mins):
98
MPAA Rating:
R
Countries:
Canada, United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
26918
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Angel Beach, Florida, Edward “Pee Wee” Morris arrives at school after losing his virginity to classmate Wendy Williams the previous night. When his friends, Billy McCarthy, Tommy Turner, Mickey Jarvis, Tim Cavanaugh, and Anthony “Meat” Tuperello, congratulate him on his achievement, Pee Wee pretends to be a great lover with several mistresses at his disposal. Aware that Pee Wee is lying, the boys demand dates with his other girl friends. Rather than admitting the truth, Pee Wee asks various classmates for referrals to promiscuous young women, most of whom recommend Wendy Williams. Afterward, Pee Wee confronts Wendy about her reputation as “the easiest girl in school.” She reveals that she has had only two other lovers, both of whom were special to her, just as Pee Wee is. Intent on giving himself a similar reputation, Pee Wee enlists the help of his friend, Brian Schwartz, and they concoct a story about a mild-mannered librarian known as “Graveyard Gloria,” who is sexually aroused by cemeteries. Pee Wee and Brian meet their friends at a hamburger stand, where Billy introduces them to John Henry, a Seminole Indian. Both are participants in the school’s upcoming production, “An Evening With Shakespeare.” Pee Wee has joined the cast at the behest of his mother, drama teacher Mrs. Morris. When he offers his friends dates with Graveyard Gloria, they suspect him of lying and decide to join the production as an excuse to monitor his activities. That night, Pee Wee and Brian hire a carnival dancer named Sandy Le Toi to play Graveyard Gloria. Tommy, Meat, Billy, Mickey, and Tim trail them ... +


In Angel Beach, Florida, Edward “Pee Wee” Morris arrives at school after losing his virginity to classmate Wendy Williams the previous night. When his friends, Billy McCarthy, Tommy Turner, Mickey Jarvis, Tim Cavanaugh, and Anthony “Meat” Tuperello, congratulate him on his achievement, Pee Wee pretends to be a great lover with several mistresses at his disposal. Aware that Pee Wee is lying, the boys demand dates with his other girl friends. Rather than admitting the truth, Pee Wee asks various classmates for referrals to promiscuous young women, most of whom recommend Wendy Williams. Afterward, Pee Wee confronts Wendy about her reputation as “the easiest girl in school.” She reveals that she has had only two other lovers, both of whom were special to her, just as Pee Wee is. Intent on giving himself a similar reputation, Pee Wee enlists the help of his friend, Brian Schwartz, and they concoct a story about a mild-mannered librarian known as “Graveyard Gloria,” who is sexually aroused by cemeteries. Pee Wee and Brian meet their friends at a hamburger stand, where Billy introduces them to John Henry, a Seminole Indian. Both are participants in the school’s upcoming production, “An Evening With Shakespeare.” Pee Wee has joined the cast at the behest of his mother, drama teacher Mrs. Morris. When he offers his friends dates with Graveyard Gloria, they suspect him of lying and decide to join the production as an excuse to monitor his activities. That night, Pee Wee and Brian hire a carnival dancer named Sandy Le Toi to play Graveyard Gloria. Tommy, Meat, Billy, Mickey, and Tim trail them to the carnival, and convince the dancer to participate in a prank at Pee Wee’s expense. The next day, the theater group’s rehearsal is interrupted by physical education teacher Beulah Balbricker and fundamentalist preacher Reverend Bubba Flavel, who label the works of Shakespeare “obscene” and demand a halt to the production. The parties bring their case to Principal Carter, and as Flavel reads sexually suggestive passages from Shakespeare, the principal counters with equally suggestive passages from the Bible. The preacher refuses to acknowledge his hypocrisy and Carter orders him from the school. Later that evening, Pee Wee arranges a meeting between Sandy Le Toi and his friends. When Sandy and the boys arrive at the cemetery, she seduces Pee Wee and pretends to die of a heart attack as they make love. Tommy accuses Pee Wee of murder and recommends burying Sandy to hide the evidence. Two men posing as caretakers accuse Pee Wee of grave robbery and frighten him away with gunfire. The following day, Mrs. Morris and her students discover an effigy of Seminole student John Henry hanging in the auditorium, with a warning from the Ku Klux Klan that they will not tolerate John Henry playing a love scene with a Caucasian actress. Mrs. Morris refuses to be intimidated. Principal Carter attends a rehearsal, accompanied by Mayor Abernathy, Rev. Flavel, Miss Balbricker, and county commissioners Couch, Hurley, and Robert Gebhardt, who are there to determine the production’s fate. While the others are undecided, Gebhardt assures the students that he will support their cause. However, Principal Carter interrupts the next rehearsal to announce the school board’s decision to suspend the production, due to pressure from Flavel. The principal circumvents the board by allowing rehearsals to continue as a class project. Mickey tells his fellow cast members of the county commissioners’ weekly meeting in the courthouse basement to view pornographic films. Wendy insists that Gebhardt is an ally and rallies Pee Wee, Brian, and Billy to join her for a discussion with the commissioner. Gebhardt explains that the commission is humoring Flavel’s followers until the upcoming election, and promises to lift the suspension. After the students leave, Gebhardt is presented with a petition signed by 5,000 voters sworn to oppose him if the commission approves the production. Later, a group of Klansmen attempt to shave John Henry’s head, until his fellow tribesmen and several classmates come to his defense. When the theater group performs for the student body, Rev. Flavel, accompanied by his followers and several policemen, halts the performance, citing the unanimous support of the county commission for his action. Flavel then invites the audience to attend a “decency” rally the following night, where he and followers will be joined by the Ku Klux Klan. Balbricker is appalled by Flavel’s alliance with the hate group and denounces him. When Wendy demands an explanation from Gebhardt, he invites her to dinner at an elegant restaurant in Miami, with the intention of seducing her. The next day, Tommy, Mickey and Brian tape-record the commissioners’ meeting in the courthouse basement, during which they identify Rev. Flavel as the source of a pornographic film. In the evening, Wendy joins Gebhardt at the restaurant, wearing a flamboyant dress and a brassiere loaded with synthetic vomit. She pretends to be inebriated, declares herself to be a minor, and accuses Gebhardt of impregnating her, then feigns nausea, vomits in the fountain at the center of the restaurant, and pushes Gebhardt into the water. Pee Wee and Steve photograph the commissioner, then link arms with Wendy and dance toward the exit. Meanwhile, in Angel Beach, the boys abduct a group of Klansmen and bring them to the school gymnasium, where they are surrounded by hundreds of Seminoles. The boys shave the Klansmen’s heads and force them to attend the decency rally in the nude, while the incriminating tape from the courthouse is played over the sound system. Gebhardt resigns from office, and Rev. Flavel is “ousted amidst charges of pandering and lewd behavior,” allowing Mrs. Morris to present her Shakespeare program. +

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