Achterbahn (1992)


Kids TV series, 69 ep + 2 movies
Year: 1992-2002
Year in film: 1990s, 2000s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~9-15 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, party VHS recording
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Some boys in swim shorts in different episodes. Mainly most wore speedos when swimming. Pic 1, one boy in larger, medium blue shiny swim shorts also sitting (also another one in nice yellow speedos), pic 2 one in wet yellow, green, red ones. I think also episodes about Soccer at least one in white shorts. One boy boxing in light blue shiny shorts in ep 28 and boys in light and medium blue shorts (one in sweatpants underneath), both pics coming soon.

Another swimming scene in ep 68 “Flachschwimmer” unlike almost all other episodes available on DVD. At least one teen boy in dark swim shorts. PE, Basketball and locker room scenes in ep 33 “Der Andere” at least one shirtless in medium blue shiny shorts.

Good shirtless swimming scenes and handsome boys in “Der Fünfzigmarkschein” and “Nie wider Ibiza” but I think either speedos or board shorts.

Great family series about friendships. I don’t know all episodes and have some partially on VHS. I have to check for the episode names of the ones pictured and also other episodes. But I remember rather few good shiny shorts scenes.

Rating 7-8 for now. Also on my sailor suit blog, rating 4.

Subtitle: “Filme über Freunde heute”. Although always used, the word “heute” doesn’t belong to the subtitle to me, but it’s obviusly the announcement (“today” showing) of the actual episode as separately shown at the intro at a different frame.




Grandmother’s House


Thriller, horror film
Year: 1988
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: USA
Who in shorts: David ~14 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: I think Eric Foster shirtless but dry in light yellow swim shorts. All or most others of the swim team in speedos. One teen boy wet in tight, white swim shorts or briefs.

I only have checked this briefly and assume very few good scenes. But the movie is obviously very interesting. Handsome boy.

So rating 6-7 for now. Needs to be rechecked completely at slow speed. I hope for a soon broadcasting.

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.

Klassewerk Internationaal


European trips of schools, specials of the quiz show Klassewerk
Year: 1970-1989
Year in film: (1980s) 1989
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys ~ 11-12 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls ?
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys (6th graders) in shorts and swim shorts. Not sure about the country pictured, probably Greece in or around 1989. Boys in white, red and black shorts. Black shorts with (2 ?) yellow stripes. Probably some more in shorts and I think also orange shorts. Swim shorts in Dutch colors blue, white and red. Most or all others here in speedos). Not sure about girls.

I don’t remember the original game show and probably only saw the final 1989 and/or 1988 episode in where the winning class won a journey. Not sure if there were also kids in the studio in shorts.

Needs to be rechecked for this and the original show and other colors.

Rating 6-7 for now.

Update: I found some more episodes on VHS labeled with Tunisia, Yugoslavia, Turkey and Soviet Union (Moscow). Probably pic 1 is in Turkey. Pic 2 could be in Tunisia but I still think in Greece. I also remember a scene where they are on an ancient archaelogical site either Greece or Turkey (but probably Greece). At least half of them in shiny shorts.

Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel (1995)


Family film starring Constantin von Jascheroff
Year: 1995
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys, men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, TV recording ?
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: There are obviously Soccer scenes of probably older teen boys or men in shiny blue and red shorts. And also swimming scenes (not sure if just speedos or swim shorts as well).

I have or had a TV recording, but currently only found short clips and trailers.

So needs to be rechecked later.

Rating 3-4 for now only.

Also on my bib overalls blog, rating 5.

There’s also a 2008 TV series, but I don’t remember shiny shorts in that.

Update: Pfiff


I found some pics of some more episodes. I forgot to save at least one. And I haven’t found my clips. So, at least one more update soon.

Pic 1 showing a boy in short hair and red shorts (unknown fabric) at parallel bars. I remember Eberhard Gienger in the studio.

Pic 2 showing Volleyball playing boys. Dark blue, shiny Adidas shorts with light blue stripes and inner briefs. Also one boy in light blue shorts, I think not Adidas, coming soon.

Pic 3 showing a boy underwater in swimshorts at an indoor waterpark. I didn’t remember that episode. Most boys in this and other episodes about swimming wore speedos.

For these scenes rating 6-7 only. All episodes around 1989/1990.

Main entry, rating 10 (light blue Adidas Handball)



Update: 7th Heaven


I found the scene of 12 yo Simon (David Gallagher) wearing these medium blue, longer swim shorts. Also shirtless at a pool in s2e10 (1997). I think also wet and sitting. Ruthie first learns to swim in a bathtub.

Not that bad, but I think a rather short scene. So rating 4-5 as well.

Main entry, rating 4 showing 14 yo Mary and other teen girls playing Basketball at


Unknown 16: US movie?


Unknown movie
Year: 1990s ??
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: USA ??
Who in shorts: boy ~8 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no ?
Clothing occurence: low ??
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: I found these pics on one of my backups.

A shirtless boy in medium blue swim briefs or tight shorts. Not sure about the fabric.

I can’t say much more. Probably an US (or maybe Canadian or Australian movie)? Maybe a TV drama? Could also be made in the 80s. Aired probably in the early 90s in Germany.

Does anybody recognize the movie or actors?


Coast to Coast (1996)


Nickelodeon Kids travel docu, 13 ep
1996 or 1995?
Year in film:
Germany, (UK and/or USA)?
Who in shorts:
Jamie ~12?
Who in shorts 2:

Available on DVD:
I own:
no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence:
low ?
At least Jamie from England wet in long swim “shorts” or better swim bermudas, I think not really board shorts and rather shiny of thin fabric. Pic from episode “Summer Camp”. Also in ep 12 or 13. Probably some other US boys in shorts. Mainly in the pool (in this episode).

On the left Australian Blair who died in 2011 in blue speedos. Chubby, Scottish Alistair in black speedos. Not sure about Hannes or maybe the girls. I don’t remember all episodes.

Also nice bunk beds and a branding scene.

Great series. I like Hannes and Blair. No entry on IMDb. German title: Von Küste zu Küste. Some clips, including this one are on YouTube.

Aired (at least) in Germany and UK in 1996. Filmed in Aug. 1995. Some sources say solely a German production and never aired in the US, others say UK and US production.

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.