Lungo il fiume (1989)


Drama, Johnny Melville
Year: 1989
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Italy
Who in shorts: boy ~10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One young boy in red or maybe pink shiny shorts. Looks like 3 stripes and must be Adidas Junior (but not sure). Unfortunatley, I only noticed around 2 brief scenes at 15 and 16 minutes.

I’m still searching for my unknown Italian movie, so I’ve started to recheck hundreds of movies, TV movies and series of the 80s. I already checked 872 movies (1987-1990 only). At least I found this and some few more.

English title: Along the River. Obviously not on DVD. I found it on YouTube.

Quite good movie, but for the brief scenes rating 4 only.


Jaws 3-D


Horror film part 3
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys, men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Several young men and also some young boys in shiny shorts. A young man in white Adidas shorts with dark blue stripes. One other man in yellow shorts, also interesting a man in dark green or black shorts (pic 2 on the far right with 2 short horizontal stripes). And a man in dark blue 70s style shorts with red boarders.

Young boys at least in black, dark green and light blue shorts. Maybe not all shorts are shiny.

I’m currently rechecking older entries of my bib overalls blog. (Rating 3)

I don’t remember the complete movie and have to recheck it, especially for teens and women. The earlier Jaws parts are definitely much better (coming later) but don’t have 80s shorts.

So rating 4-5 for now only.

Mijn idee – ep 1


There are some more scene of kids in shorts. Like this one in ep 1, segment “Silvin” (1985). Main character is a 12 yo black boy in quite shiny dark red shorts (on right).

Soccer playing boys in red and white shorts and light blue. 2 brief scenes and probably not all shorts are shiny. I think the white ones are. In the middle of the episoe, also dark blue Adidas, I think shiny and not Junior. Maybe there are even more episodes?

Beach scenes in ep 2 and tennis scenes in ep 8 but both no shiny shorts.

Now also on my bedroom blog, rating 6. And soon on my overalls blog (3 girls, rating ~6).

Main entry here, rating 7 including blue Adidas Junior


Ich heirate eine Familie


Family series, Peter Weck, 14 ep
Year: 1983-1986
Year in film: 1986
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Markus ~14
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Timmo Niesner, around 14 yo in episode 14 at 4 minutes in black Adidas Junior. Unfortunately a very brief scene and a long shirt over them.

Another suggestion. Thanks very much!

I remember this series, which even has been aired some days ago. There are also Soccer scenes (I think not with them and maybe not showing shiny shorts).

Also shirtless scenes of Markus and his younger film brother (played by Tarek Helmy, left, both in speedos) on a beach. Markus in white speedos and Tom in light blue ones. Maybe some others in shorts there as well?

And the younger boy and grown up’s in bib overalls (other blog, rating 4). On my bedroom blog rating 3.

Interesting and famous series these days. For the brief scene rating 3 only.


Update: Löwenzahn


By coincidence, I found this brief scene on one of my VHS.

One blonde boy (or is it a girl ?) in dark blue Puma shorts (not sure if shiny) and one girl in shiny red,  shorts (not sure if Adidas Junior or looks like unknown 2 stripes brand).

I don’t know in what episode. Probably an early one in the early or mid 80s. I briefly checked all episodes before. Maybe it’s from Pusteblume? But more likely from Löwenzahn.

Brief scene (?), rating 4-5.

Main entry (boys, later episode), rating 6


K3: En ik dans


Music clip
Year: 2013
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Belgium
Who in shorts: women 30s
Who in shorts 2: woman 27
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: always
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Three ladies, two in their 30s one around 27 yo (Karen Damen, Kristel Verbeke and Josje Huisman) in shiny light blue Adidas shorts, also in colorful shiny Adidas shorts including blue, pink, white; one with yellow stripes. Also another black lady in dark blue shiny shorts.

Another suggestion. Thanks very much!

I like light blue Adidas shorts and the dark blue ones are also nice. I don’t like at all the colorful ones.

Music clips are short and I don’t like these ladies (nor this kind of music).

So rating 5 only.


Update: Alles Paletti (1985)


I found my recording, what took lots of time, and as said I only have some few parts left.

There’s Levin Kress in black, splitted shorts, not sure if shiny, but I do think so, sitting and walking. One other boy in black shorts and shirt playing table tennis. Also some other boys in different shorts including blue and red Adidas and one boy in yellow shorts, but I think from a distance only.

Also one boy sitting in dark blue Adidas with light blue stripes and inner briefs. (Bundeswehr model). Shirtless and wet scenes, but maybe not in combination with shorts.

There are probably some men playing Soccer later, but I don’t have them. I don’t assume more good scenes involving shorts. And the scenes pictured, near the beginning are few and brief. At least I found some other stuff on my tapes. I also found Pfefferkuchen im Juli, but only the shower scene, around 1 minute long, I already have.



Die Senkrechtstarter


Comedy film, Mike Krüger
Year: 1989
Year in film: 1999
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boy ~12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: VHS only (OOP)
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low-
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One rather short scene of a boy mainly sitting in dark blue Adidas Junior at 26 minutes. Filmed in 1988 but set in the future (in 1999). I don’t know his name (can anybody help ?), I think uncredited. Also not sure about his age. Around 11-13? Adidas Junior were mainly worn by younger boys. And not in 1999 anymore (even rarely in 1988).

One of the recent suggestions. Thanks very much!

Not that bad, but for the brief scene, rating 4-5 only. I also don’t like much this actor.

Interesting movie also starring Karl Dall. Unfortunately not on DVD.

Without Warning (1980)


Sci-Fi/Horror film. Martin Landau
Year: 1980
Year in film: ~1980
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Tom ~23 ?
Who in shorts 2: others
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: One young, redhaired man, must be David Caruso in tight, shiny dark blue Adidas shorts. Sides not splitted (Handball or Volleyball shorts?) Also sitting, shirtless with an open jacket. There’s also a young man in tight yellow shorts but maybe not shiny. And young ladies in swimwear and Cub Scouts in blue uniforms. Also soon on my pigtails blog.

Interesting movies and funny, flying creatures.

For shorts rating 3-4 only. Again, quite old actors but at least nice Adidas shorts. I try to find better movies.

Fatal Games (1984)


Horror film. Sally Kirkland
Year: 1984
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~18-20 ?
Who in shorts 2: teen girls ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Some older teen boys/young men in different shorts. At least one in tight, I think black Adidas shorts, but maybe not shiny. One in yellow shorts, I think shiny, one in dark blue 70s shorts and at least 2 in rare, diagonal two-colored shorts /grey/white and light blue/white, I think 70s style.  Not sure about teen girls/women in shorts but I do think so (pic 2 on the left in green ?).

Some interesting scenes and shorts, but as usualy in these movies, the teens are quite old and maybe in their 20s.

Rating 3 only.