Directed by Fritz Kiersch
Produced by Donald Borchers
Written by Greg Collins O'Neill
Starring James Spader
Robert Downey, Jr.
Music by Jonathan Elias
Cinematography Willy Kurant
Editing by Marc Grossman
Distributed by New World Pictures
Release date(s) January 11, 1985
Running time 112 min.
Country United States
Tuff Turf is a 1985 American drama film starring James Spader and Kim Richards.
In Tuff Turf, directed by Fritz Kiersch, Morgan (Spader) is a troubled teenager from Connecticut who relocates to Los Angeles with his parents after his father's business goes under. Morgan struggles to make friends, and trouble ensues when Morgan pursues Frankie (Richards), whose boyfriend Nick (Mones) is the leader of a local gang. Morgan soon finds pursuing Frankie comes with consequences. Morgan learns some valuable, hard lessons, and finds out how far he is really willing to go for Frankie's love. Ultimately, Morgan must face Nick and his gang to test the bounds of his honor, and his love for Frankie.