Racheta alba


Adventure series, 8 ep
Year: 1984
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Romania
Who in shorts: boys ~11-16 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: At least one teen boy in red 70s shorts (pic 1 from ep 1, maybe some others in other shorts), 2 boys in rare orange, light brown or similar shorts (pic 2 from ep 8) and one older teen boy in red, maybe Adidas shorts (pic 3 from ep 1, briefly and partial shown). Unfortunately both YouTube clips have a quite poor image quality. I already have corrected the colors.

Correct title Racheta albă. Novel by Ludovic Roman.

Rather few good scenes.

So rating 3-4 only.

Also an older teen boy in bib overalls (soon on my other blog, rating 3).



The Brady Bunch


Comedy series
Year: 1969-1974
Year in film: ~1972
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Bobby ~11, Greg ~17
Who in shorts 2: teen boys, men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least Mike Lookinland and Barry Williams in dark blue shorts, a teen boy shirtless in red shorts and a young man (Patrick Adiarte) in orange shorts or trunks. All shorts are tight and look shiny to me (although very early 1972 setting). Christopher Knight in light blue or similar shorts (not shiny) and also other shorts and 70s speedos. I think another teen boy or man in dark blue shorts. All pics from s4e2.

Great series, also on most or all my other blogs. Recently Chris Knight also in Gunsmoke on my overalls blog, rating 4.

For shorts rating 4 for now only. Rather few scenes. Other episodes and later movies also needs to be checked.


Like Mike (2002)


Family film Lil Bow Wow
Year: 2002
Year in film: 2000s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Calvin ~14, men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Shad Moss aka Lil Bow Wow in white and orange Basketball shorts. Also men at least in white, orange and grey shorts. But rather few scenes.

Typical Basketball shorts/scenes. Although I like orange and grey shorts.

I don’t like Lil Bow Wow, so rating 2-3 only.

Also soon on my pigtails blog, rating ~3 as well.

Myach kruglyi… Myach ovalnyi…


Short film 16 min. starring Boris Shcherbakov
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Soviet Union
Who in shorts: boys ~11-15 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some boys playing Soccer and Rugby in light red, orange, white, light yellow and black shorts, also sitting (orange, red). Not sure if really shiny. The image quality is quite poor.

Very interesting. I like orange shorts. No entry on IMDb.

Original title: Мяч круглыйМяч овальный (means: The Ball is Round, The Ball is Oval). Actor’s name Борис Щербаков.

Rating 5-6.

Update: De bal is rond


I found some more scenes of the described yellow and light grey shorts. And yesterday also orange shorts, I didn’t remember and found earlier.

Shirt labeled with “lotto”, not sure about the shorts but probably. Brand or sponsor?

Rating ~7 for this new pics. Also teen girls in shiny shorts, but I have to search for more pics.

Main entry rating 10



Unknown 22: 1980s USA movie ?


Unknown movie or series
Year: 1980s ??
Year in film: 1980s ??
Country: USA ?
Who in shorts: boys ~8-15 ?
Who in shorts 2: men
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least some boys and men in longer, orange shorts. Maybe not or not that shiny. But maybe some more actors in other shorts as well?

Searching for a completely unrelated movie called “The Life Before This (1999)” starring Alison Pill (for my pigtails blog), I found this “trailer” on a Turkish (?) website which was in fact a compilation of different movies.

Looks like a summer camp movie, mabye I even already have an entry?

Rating at least 3-4 for now. Does anybody know this movie?

Update: The Adventures of Skippy


I searched for hours but couldn’t identify any of the logos. Is there any good website of logos? The series was filmed in Queensland. Maybe these are local teams, kids teams, school logos, sponsor logos or even fictional teams. This episode is about one team called “Roos”. I only found Socceroos, but I think they have a different logo.

Pic 1 is my favourite. On the shirts, a team logo of a complete black horse (stallion, stud, colt) looking to the left. I couldn’t find anything like this (Australian).

On the shorts a logo like a “c”. Also not sure about that. The closest Australian brand, I found is “Classic Sportswear” with a kangaroo inside the c. Or is it Gatorade as sponsor. Or a “Q” for Queensland. I also found a logo with a ball inside a c. A similar logo is “Champion” (USA). One shirt of a spectator has “Colometa”, maybe a sponsor? Update: Compared to other pics, I beliefe that the c is in fact a Q with a ball inside. But still can’t identify the brand.

2 new pics. Pic 2 showing a logo with a ball on top of a wave. Wave with 3 stripes. Pic 3  a different logo. Maybe a fish or dolphin? Sorry, no better pics. Any help is appreciated. Main entry, rating 9




C’est pas ma faute! (1999)


Family comedy film
Year: 1999
Year in film: 1990s
Country: France
Who in shorts: boys ~ 11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Some boys in longer, modern shorts including medium and dark blue, orange and black and also at least 2 boys shirtless in swim shorts (medium blue and black). Scenes at 15 and 17 minutes.

Rating 4-5 only.

Few and brief scenes and I prefer shorter shorts. Swim shorts are even worse. So rating 4 instead of 5. There are better movies.

Also on my bib overalls blog (girl, rating 6) and my bedroom blog, rating 6 as well.

Vykrutasy (2011)


Comedy film starring Milla Jovovitch
Year in film:
Who in shorts:
boys ~10-13 ?
Who in shorts 2:

Available on DVD:
I own:
Clothing occurence:
Some Soccer boys mainly in longer, orange shorts (I think the home team) and the other in medium blue shorts. I think also black shorts. Many Soccer scenes.

Also wet and muddy scenes when it rains. One boy pulling down the shorts from another while playing.

Also on my bib overalls, blog, recently updated, boys rating 6.

For shorts rating 5-6 as well.

The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II


Horror film part 3
Year in film:
Who in shorts:
boys ~8-12 ?, men
Who in shorts 2:
grown-ups ?
Available on DVD:
I own:
Clothing occurence:
Some boys shirtless and wet in swim shorts including orange, red, yellow, black and blue ones. Boy in orange also on a water slide. Others in the water. I think rather few scenes and often in the background. Are the black shorts Adidas?

Also grown-ups in swimwear. Some in jeans shorts. One man in colorful swim shorts I think party beige (pic 1 next to the parasol).

During rechecking the other Boggy Creek movies (rating up to 7 on my bib overalls blog), I also found this one. Alternate title: Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues. Very low rating on IMDb (2.3, bottom #81).

I have to recheck it at slow speed on a big screen. The shorts are probably very good, but for the brief scenes I currently give rating 5-6 only.