Update 2: Meatballs


I now have completely rechecked my DVD. There are much more (shiny) shorts scenes including young women. But mostly young men/ older teen boys. Most colors are red and white. I don’t want too much pics in a single post and will make at least one more update later.

Some very good Adidas shorts (including women), but some aren’t shiny. Also other shorts including jeans shorts. Also few boys in speedos. I think no board shorts.

Pic 1 showing my favourite scene of Rudy at 36 minutes in shiny white 70s style shorts with red boarders. More scenes at the very end (pic 2, a bit wet). He mainly wore jeans shorts.

Pic 2 at 1h21 also showing a boy in red shiny Adidas shorts (with inner briefs) and an older boy in rare, orange Adidas (Handball ?) shorts with dark blue stripes. Brief scene. Also a shirtless older teen boy in dark green Adidas shorts, but probably not shiny.

Pic 3 at 1h17 showing next to 2 older kids in red shorts (is the right one a girl ?) also 2 boys on the left in white and blue shorts. Another spectators also there, dark blue shorts, probably not shiny, another one in red and I think green.

Pic 4 at 17 minutes showing a boy in white shorts (good scenes walking downstairs) and another one on the left in dark blue shorts.

One older teen boy in beige shorts at 1h04 (close up). One older guy wearing sweat pants underneath orange shorts. Also sitting scenes of boys (distance).

As said more pics, including women later. I also found another boy and girl in bib overalls (see my other blog, rating 3).

Notable scenes:

4 minutes, 10, 12, 17, 28, 29, 36, 45, 1h03, 1h04, 1h18, 1h21.

Main entry, still rating 8 (but rather 7-8) at



Update: Meatballs


I found another very good screenshot of this famous 1979 movie on another hard disc showing 2 boys in white shiny shorts at 17 minutes, I think one is from Adidas.

I own the DVD but forgot to recheck it completetly and currently, I’m very busy.

It’s mainly of interest of 14 or 15 yo Chris Makepeace (also in white and other shorts), but I don’t like him and his haircut.

So still needs to be checked, but I think there are mainly older “teen boys”.

Main entry, currently rating 8 (maybe a bit lower)


Please also note my later update(s).


The Body Works (1979)


Family series, 40 ep
Year in film:
1970, 80s
Who in shorts:
boys ~6-15 ?
Who in shorts 2:
girls ~7-15 ?
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
Clothing occurence:
always ?
8/10 ?
Finally some very good shiny Adidas shorts. By coincidence, or better during research, I found this interesting series. (Teen) boys and girls mainly in white shorts. 70s style white shorts with a red stripe and boarders but also already shiny, white Adidas shorts with dark blue stripes, also sitting.

Mainly in the studio doing sports but also other kids outside in other colored shorts like blue and light green (not Adidas).

I don’t know all episodes. ACCESS Network and TVOntario 40×10 minutes.

Rating at least 8 for now. They should release this on DVD.


Langnese (1985 commercial)


Theatre ice cream commercial, 1985 version
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1985
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~10-11 ?
Who in shorts 2: young men
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low *
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Next to some young men or older teen boys (also shirtless), there are 2 notable scenes of boys in this 1985 commercial. First, one boy in shiny white Adidas shorts with red stripes (side and rear view when running away after focussing a sunbeam through a lens to the hairy chest of the old man) and later a boy in light green (non-Adidas) shorts.

The white shorts are not splitted at the sides, I think Handball or Volleyball shorts. I think with inner briefs. I never own that one.

There are also other Langnese commercials with young men and young women in shiny shorts, coming soon.

This is maybe the most famous German commercial ever. No movie in the theatres without it and selling ice cream after it before starting the main movie. Nice song Like Ice in the Sunshine. But as usual, rather short scenes. I found it by coincidence.

Rating 8-9.


Update 2: Auf die Plätze…


Bavarian kids school sports magazine
Year: 1998-2003
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Josef ~11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Searching for the handsome boys, assumed in blue Adidas shorts, rating 7-8 (I only found some headshots but will continue my search), I found this interesting episode which is (partly) about swimming. Also boys in speedos, lying on their backs, legs angled. Afterwards and I think before, the Bavarian main character Josef wearing shiny, white Adidas shorts with dark blue stripes and I think inner briefs for leisure wear on his farm. Also sitting on the tractor and just answering with yes and no.

I think there was also another boy (brother or friend) but I don’t remember his clothes.

At least one other update coming soon. Snapshot was capture in 2004 (I haven’t found the original clip), so the recording and airing can be at anytime between 1998 and 2003, probably in the first half of that, so still in the late 90s.

Main entry, previously rating 7 at


Auf die Plätze…


Kids school sports magazine
Year: 1998-2003
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~8-16
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: I’m not 100% sure, if this pic from an older VHS recording belongs to this series, but probably. A Bavarian magazine about Bavarian PE. This pic showing Handball playing boys, around 8-10 yo. One team in red Adidas, the boy pictured wears an oversized and modern pair (Basketball style ?), I think others in other red, also non-Adidas shorts. The other team in older, 80s style black Adidas shorts (orange stripes ?), I think shiny as well. Note that the cords hanging outside. Also a nice mullet haircut.

I also have some few and short parts of 1 or 2 other episodes with older teens (track), but I make separate posts of that. I rarely watched this monthly series. Maybe I even missed even better scenes. I remember that there were only brief clips, few minutes long.

Rating 7-8.


Previously rated 7, but I found another boy in white Adidas shorts


Some more Handball boys in wite and red shorts, rating 5


Fast nackt (2000)


Short film
Year: 2000
Year in film: ~2000
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~10
Who in shorts 2: others, men
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: often ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Some boys and maybe teen boys and men in swim shorts, speedos and other swimwear. Most notably a boy in tight green/colorful swim shorts sitting and has to adjust his legs of the swim shorts when standing up. Also a boy in light red swim shorts. Unfortunately, I don’t know the complete film. But this is probably the best scenes.

Rating 8 for now.

First posted on my Lederhosen blog (Story 97: adjusting swim shorts ). Animated GIF is 8 MB.

Directed by Birte Meesmann (student work). Starring Nina Louise Buttkereit.


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.


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.

Poletje v skoljki


Comedy film
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Yugoslavia
Who in shorts: boys ~8-13
Who in shorts 2: girls
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often- ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Several boys (and younger teens) and also some girls in different shiny shorts including Adidas and others in swim shorts and speedos, some shirtless.

One boy in black Adidas (with inner briefs), a fat boy sitting in blue Adidas (with inner briefs), a boy in white Adidas (blue stripes, no inner briefs), another boy or girl in white Adidas with red stripes (no inner briefs).

Other shiny shorts include black, dark blue, light blue, red and white. Swimshorts or board shorts also in white/colorful. Also muddy scenes. But I think few or no wet scenes except speedos.

Interesting movie with many shorts scenes, but I prefer US movies.

There’s also a 1988 sequel but obviously less of interest.

Rating 7-8. English title: A Summer in a Sea Shell. Correct title: Poletje v školjki.