A Circle of Children


TV drama. Emmy nominated
Year: 1977
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~5-10
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Some boys shirtless in swim shorts. Including Matthew Labyorteaux in blue shorts (pic 2), one black boy in green shorts, 2 or 3 in red shorts and/or trunks (not shiny, maybe the youngest boy in pic 2) and especially one in yellow shorts. Shorts look wet but their hairs are dry.

By coincidence I found this, checking IMDb for 80s series (like Whiz Kids).

There’s also a sequel but I haven’t found shorts in that. Novel by Mary Mac Cracken.

Interesting scene. I like yellow.

Rating 7-8.





Skateboard movie
Year: 1986
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: (teen) boys, men
Who in shorts 2: teen girls, women
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Another Skateboard movie. At least some older teen boys and teen girls in shiny or almost shiny shorts, some in swimwear. Some men also shirtless. Younger boys mainly or only in longer cotton / board shorts. One older teen girl in light pink shorts but probably not shiny. Probably many more actors.

Pic 2 from the beginning, also a teen girl or woman cycling in black or similar shorts.

I don’t know the complete movie, yet and only have seen some short clips.

Rating 3-4 for now only. Needs to be rechecked.



“Skateboard: The Movie” starring Leif Garrett
Year: 1978
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: teen boys ~17
Who in shorts 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least some older teens in shorts. Obviously a teen boy in black, maybe shiny shorts. A teen girl in tight and short white shorts, but probably not shiny. Leif Garrett and others in dark blue and also many, including teen girls in light yellow, some teen boys in beige, white and dark green shorts, but most or all are not shiny. Probably more actors, not sure of younger kids. There’s at least one younger boy (8 yo David Hyde) in yellow shorts (not shiny) and long jeans. A teen girl in light blue shorts, maybe jeans.

Pic taken from my bib overalls blog (rating 5) showing Leif Garrett in white or cream overalls. I somewhere have some parts of the movie but can’t find it right now. So needs to be rechecked later.

Not to be confused with other 1978 movies like Skateboard Kings.

Rating 3 for now only (for shiny shorts). Movie rating maybe around 6.

Spur & Partner


Family detective series, 21 ep
Year: 2003-2006
Year in film: 2000s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~11-12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium *
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Soccer boys in shiny black (at least one shirtless) and the other team in longer shiny white shorts. Several scenes at least in this episode, maybe title “Das Eigentor”, 2005. I think this is about a poisoned bottle. Kids could guess the offenders (interactive).

Another rare series from my VHS recordings. Also not on wunschliste / fernsehserien.de

Starring Bernd Michael Lade (as Johnny Spur) and his dog (basset hound) called partner as detectives.

I don’t know/ don’t remember the other episodes.

Rating 6-7 for this one.

Das Traumhotel


Romance movie series, 20 ep
Year: 2004-2014
Year in film: 2007
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Tobias ~12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: 12 or 13 yo Timmi Trinks shirtless in medium blue board shorts in ep “Dubai – Abu Dhabi” (2007). Few scenes in these board shorts.

Very handsome actor (rating 10). But first, few scenes and shorts are not or that shiny and not short. Usually I don’t want to post just board shorts, but I make an exception for this.

So rating 5-6 only.

Urlaub, wo der Pfeffer wächst


Doku soap. 6 ep
Year: 2004
Year in film: 2004
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Marvin ~12
Who in shorts 2: boys ~6, men
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: often
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Marvin in dark blue shiny shorts, also in longer light grey, shiny bermudas or Basketball shorts. Maybe more shorts in other colors? Also wet and I think shirtless. He wears dental braces. Some other young local boys of Borneo, Malaysia shirtless in shiny shorts, also men.

Some good scenes of this family in the jungle. Sister and mother in shorts, but I think not shiny.

A funny scene when the Malaysians slaughter a pig for them as a welcome gift and they are shocked.

No entry on IMDb and not even on wunschliste / fernsehserien.de.

One German boy only. There are better movies/ series.

Rating 4-5.


Menino Maluquinho: O Filme


Family comedy film
Year: 1995
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Brazil
Who in shorts: boys ~7-10
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Some young Soccer boys, home team including main character Samuel Costa in green shorts, the other team in dark blue. I think few scenes at the end only. Not sure about the fabric. Maybe not or not shiny. Some boys appear to be barefooted, but probably are just beige shoes.

Interesting movie with a handsome boy and including some other good scenes, like a shower scene. But for the shorts, rating 4 only.

English title: The Nutty Boy: A Film. There’s also a 1998 sequel (same actor) and a 2005 TV series (different actor).

Also soon on my pigtails blog (rating 6) and bedroom blog (rating 7).

Off the Mark (1987)


Comedy film aka Crazy Legs
Year: 1987
Year in film: 70s, 80s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys, girl ~9-12
Who in shorts 2: men, women
Available on DVD: VHS only ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ *
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Some young boys, mainly in blue shiny shorts (not Adidas), at least one boy in I think black Adidas shorts at the beginning, 4 min. (maybe not shiny and with inner briefs, brief and dark scene), set obviously in the 70s. At least one older girl in beige, white or similar shorts at 13 minutes. Later also men and women. Men in Adidas track shorts, also cycling.

Another interesting scene near the beginning, where 2 boys dropping down their (long) pants in front of a girl. Looks like if one boy wearing dark blue shiny shorts underneath, but mainly their legs are shown. Pic 1 at 13 minutes, pic 2 at 23.

Yesterday, I continued searching all US movies on IMDb, this time 1986-1987. Many movies I already knew. As usual, the bottom ~100 movies don’t have cover pics. Movies later than 1987 maybe are not worth checking.

Rather few and brief scenes of younger actors.

So rating 7-8 only. Also soon on my bedroom blog, rating 8.

Unknown 11: Australian series or film 1990 ?


TV movie: Touch the Sun: Peter & Pompey
Year: 1988
Year in film: 1980s
Country: AUS
Who in shorts: boy ~11
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes *
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: At least this boy shirtless in wet white/colorful swim shorts. Maybe not or not that shiny, but still interesting.

According to my notes this was produced (or aired) in 1990 on BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk). (German) title, subtitle or episode title might starts with “Rebe…”, maybe Rebecca or Rebel. Digital file captured in June 2001. So definitely aired before that. Also note the white squares next to the logo. When do they use these?

The only one what might fit is Haydaze (1990, rating 7) which was also aired on BR in 1999. But I can’t remember this scene, and location and girl look different. Maybe more likely a movie?

Rating 5-6 for now.

I found 2 more pics of another, blonde boy


Update: Found by myself thanks to new pics (It’s Clayton Williamson) and checking all 80s AUS series.