Unknown 13: US movie 1980s ?


Unknown movie or series
Year: 1980s ??
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: USA ??
Who in shorts: boys ~9-10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no ?
Clothing occurence: medium ??
Rating:  9/10 ?
Rating: *********
Comment: I found this single snapshot on my old PC. Digitized in June 2004. According to the haircut and 70s style of the yellow shorts, this is probably either a late 70s or early 80s movie (or series). And maybe American? Looks like they’re going to play Baseball? Are they carrying gloves? Or bags, maybe for swimming? The left one looks more like a hat, maybe for riding? Somehow the other boys, the white hat and the striped shirt look quite modern and more European, maybe German?

Sorry, I currently can’t say anything more, yet. No broadcaster’s logo. Probably a VHS recording, aired/rebroadcasted in the early 90s (can’t be before 1988).

Rating 8-9 for now. Can anybody help?

Update: Respiro (2002)


I still hadn’t the time to check the complete DVD at slow speed, but checked many scenes including the making-of.

There’s also 12 yo Filippo Pucillo as younger brother of Pasquale in shiny white (or cream) and also yellow shorts. Scene at 45 minutes.

In the fighting scene at 36 minutes there is also at least one younger boy in green shiny shorts (with a white stripe) and as announced one or two in beige shorts. One with a red stripe and leg boarders. The light blue one with a dark blue stripe and also Filippo’s and maybe the light grey and dark blue ones are maybe the same brand. Also one or two in black. Some shorts are not shiny including light red and  jeans shorts. Many shorts of the older teen boys are longer (dark blue, black, yellow) than those of the younger boys.

Main entry, still rating 9 at



Respiro (2002)


Drama aka Lampedusa starring Valeria Golino
Year: 2002
Year in film: 2000s
Country: Italy, France
Who in shorts: Pasquale ~14, Filippo 12
Who in shorts 2: (teen) boys, men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating:  9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: Several, mainly teen boys including Francesco Casisa (pics 1+2) and men in shorts, mainly shirtless. Also other interesting scenes and clothes including speedos, underwear and even less.

How on Earth could I forgot this masterpiece? I even own it on DVD for several years. Perfect movie, rating 10. For shorts rating 9-10 for now. I have to recheck the complete movie at slow speed, including the long making of, for more perfect scenes and all colors.

Most notable, of cource, main character Pasquale. Half of the time in shorts, most often in the light blue ones (a bit ripped at the side), and most often shirtless. Also in light red and dark blue shorts but not or not that shiny.

Shirtless in light blue shorts also sitting at the beginning. Oversized yellow shorts later. Pics 3+4 showing a fighting scene at 36 minutes with many (older) teen boys. Very interesting are the medium blue shorts. (Almost) 70s style. Many teen boys and men also shirtless in shorts at the end but mainly from a distance. One younger boy in beige or yellow shorts (coming soon) and some more in white, yellow and blue ones.

Even better are the (wet) speedo and underwear scenes. Undressing the shorts for swimming in the sea (light blue speedo or underwear/briefs underneath). But this blog is about shiny shorts.

Also on my bedroom blog (rating 6).

As said rating 9-10 for now. I prefer Adidas, 70s and 80s setting and younger actors.

Update: also 12 yo Filippo in white and yellow shorts. Also green, beige and black ones in he fighting scene.



RTL Kinderhitparade


Kids music show. Host Frank Zander
Year: 1989-1992
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Stefan ~11, girl
Who in shorts 2: Dominik, Matthias ~11
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  9/10 *
Rating: *********
Comment: Some few boys and girls in shiny (Adidas) shorts.

Pic 1 showing Stefan in dark blue Adidas shorts (stripes not splitted) and a girl in black shorts (no stripes). 1991 episode 4, song “Hit Kids sind sportlich”. I remember also boy Torben as a boxer (but not very handsome).

Pic 2 showing one of the 2 brothers of a band called Ketch-up (Dominik & Matthias), maybe showing Dominik. This song called “Sie ißt nur Müsli” (She Drives Me Crazy, FYC cover).

I think both also in shiny, dark blue Adidas shorts, but I haven found pics or clips yet. Does anybody has pics? Maybe in a different show, probably in the German version of “Mini Stars” (host Matthias Krings) also shown in Li-La-Launebär. Song “Eins Zu Null (Hangin’ Tough)” (New Kids on the Block cover).

Very handsome boys, nice mullet haircut, also very good songs (high pitched voices).

Rating 3 for Torben, rating 5-6 for Stefan and rating 9-10 for Ketch-up.

Update: The Adventures of Skippy


I now have checked (almost) all episodes and found another great episode of boys running, wearing track shorts (looking like swim shorts) pic 1 in s1e20. White, black, light blue and colorful (purple, yellow black striped). Almost as good as the previous post.

Some shirtless in swim shorts and/or board shorts in the long episode “Skippy The Movie” (unknown episode #, obviously a special or pilot). One boy in light blue swim shorts and at least one older teen boy in black shorts (rear views only). Probably some more. Also some shirtless and wet like 10 yo main character Simon James as mentioned in s1e22.

Main entry (Soccer) still rating “only” 9 at


The Adventures of Skippy


Family series
Year: 1992
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Australia
Who in shorts: boys ~9-13 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls ?, woman?  Men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: Some Soccer boys in shiny orange shorts with white parts, the home team in dark blue, probably not shiny shorts (also sitting and at least the main character shirtless),  a team in yellow shiny shorts, other team in black or dark blue shorts, some in other shorts including red and some more but mainly not shiny.

Also black swim shorts or board shorts (wet) and lifguard (men) in red shorts. Also lifesaver boys in speedos and caps (in s1e22). All pics from s1e26. A girl in yellow shorts but probably not shiny. Probably also women. I haven’t checked all episodes. Probably some more shorts scenes.

After finding “Secret Valley”, I also checked some more Australian series and so found this. I used to watched this on TV. Also a nice bunk bed (brother+sister) and some others, soon on my bedroom blog, rating 7. And Cowboy / ranch scenes.

I like orange shorts. Some handsome actors. Yellow isn’t bad either. Rating 9-10 for now.

The 1967 series is also very good, but no shiny shorts. Rating 6 on my bedroom blog.

Update: I now have checked (almost) all episode. Some more, very good scenes (track shorts, swim shorts), new tags: white, blue. Still rating 9.



All Inclusive – Mit Kind und Koffer zur neuen Liebe


Reality TV. Dating on holiday
Year: 2017-
Year in film: 2016
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~6-17
Who in shorts 2: women, men
Available on DVD: no
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating:  9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: Some boys in swim shorts but mainly board shorts, some in Adidas. Most also shirtless. Also women and men in shiny shorts. Almost rating 10. Pics from yesterdays’s episode 3.

(Almost) perfect scenes. One chubby boy around 9 or 10 yo shirtless in shiny, white (modern) Adidas swim or Basketball shorts, also close-ups but I think underwear underneath. One boy in neon green board shorts, one blonde boy in short light blue shorts, one very handsome 9 yo boy in longer medium blue board shorts, some in colorful board shorts. Some boys lying in the water on their stomachs. One boy fixing his parts for some seconds in pic 3 (Mediathek part 4). Best scenes, pics 1+2 in part 2. Many sitting scenes but with shirts.

Some few women in shiny short shorts but mainly or only in the background. Earlier and upcoming episodes needs to be checked. One older 17 yo teen boy in board shorts but with a shirt.

Currently rating 9, as I prefer US actors and shorter, 70s and 80s style shorts.

Update: Ep 3 was the best. Ep 1+2 still unknown. Quite good sorts in ep 6 (rating 6) also yellow.



ATP Tennis blonde ball boys 1993 ?


German ATP Tour WM match
Year: 1993 ?
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: often
Rating:  9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: At least 2 very handsome German blonde boys as ball kids in these medium blue shiny shorts with yellow parts at the sides.

I’m not sure about the year. It must be between 1993 and 1997. I think in 1993 as there appeared matches between Michael Stich and Chang and Courier vs Medvedev. I’m also not sure about the city. I always thought of Hamburg but there’s a sand court. So probably either in Stuttgart in February (or less likely in Frankfurt in Nov). I have to recheck my clips. I’m not a big Tennis fan. But this was probably the best I’ve seen (showing shiny shorts, what is I think rare).

The camera often focussed to these boys. Once, one boy was hit by a ball and later almost hit and the audience say Ooh! He’s still smiling after that (pic 1). The commentator also talks about them and that they could be brothers.

As usual, I couldn’t record all games on VHS and only kept some few parts. I think I would buy it on DVD.

Rating 9-10.

I also have uploaded additional pics to Eva & Adam, Artificial Intelligence: AI, Tiger (1997) and Terms of Endearment.

The Love Boat (1977)


Sitcom 250 ep
Year: 1977-1987
Year in film: 1970s, 80s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Graham ~16
Who in shorts 2: girls, others
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  9/10 ?
Rating: *********
Comment: Scott Baio shirtless in wet, white shiny Adidas shorts with red stripes and 3 additional horizontally red stripes at the legs/bottom border. Scene from s1e3 (others say s1e2), jumping in the ship’s pool. Jimmy Baio sitting in s2e3 in medium blue shorts. Also Kristy McNichol in white shorts (maybe not shiny, s1e3). Also other famous young actors like Melissa Gilbert (as tomboy in s2e3) and Adam Rich, but unknown if in shorts. Needs to be rechecked.

Checking for Jimmy and Scott Baio for my overalls blog, I found this scene by coincidence.

I don’t remember all episodes and also have to recheck similar series like Fantasy Island and of course Baywatch.

Rating 9 for now for this.

Unknown 8: arte documentary


Year: 2003 or earlier
Year in film: 2000s or 1990s
Country: Germany ?
Who in shorts: boys ~9-11
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  9/10 ?
Rating: *********
Comment: Boys sitting in white shiny shorts. Probably also others doing sports (PE or maybe Soccer ?). Some shorts looking oversized. Probably German (or Suisse ?).

Another entry about an unknown documentary about childhood. The screenshot was captured in June 2003 but could be from an earlier VHS recording. This arte logo was used between 1995-2004 and probably not produced much earlier. The filename is kindh. Probably title or subtitle including “Kindheit” or it’s just about childhood. Aired on arte could also mean produced by others like ZDF, ARD or their subchannels.

My VHS recorder is now working and I’ll try to find more infos. This could take a while and usually I didn’t kept complete movies.

If someone knows this title, please comment.

Rating 9 for now. I assume rather few good scenes.