Explorers (1985)

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Family film starring Ethan Hawke
Year:
1985
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Ben 14. Wolfgang 14
Kind of beds:
single beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, TV recording
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
Ethan Hawke in this darklit bedroom, pic 1+3 and River Phoenix in pic 2. Different locations.

From time to time I’m checking for 80s stuff and bedrooms, my favourite decade.

This movie is very good but I think few good scenes of the bedrooms. I’ve seen it for the last time many years ago. I hope for a soon broadcasting. I like River Phoenix (R.I.P.) but not with these glasses. Ethan Hawke is also very handsome here. Probably worth buying on DVD but mainly for the kid actors or for watching with the family. The adventure and Sci-Fi plot is nothing new and quite poor and boring, that’s what I remember.

Rating 5 for bedrooms and movie, rating 7-8 for Ethan.

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Shorts (2009)

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Family film starring Jimmy Bennett
Year:
2009
Year in film:
2000s ?
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Toe ~12 ?
Kind of beds:
single ?
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, TV recording
Rating:
4/10 
Rating: ****
Comment:
There are different families and at least 3 more boys and a girl and some more kids and teens at school, but I think this is the bedroom of 12 yo Jimmy Bennett wearing dental braces (which disappered by a wish).

Had been aired several days ago. Directed by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids).

I don’t remember exactly, but he might has an older sister (22 yo Kat Dennings), but she probably has a room for her own.

Quite funny family movie and I like this bedroom. But unfortunately few good bedroom scenes and no brothers.

Rating 4-5 for this bedroom. A bit more for this movie.

Ein Fall für TKKG (1985)

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Family series
Year:
1985-1987
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
2 boys ~13. Boy+girl?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no, partly VHS
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 
Rating: ******
Comment:
At least 2 separate rooms in this youth hostel what might be a mansion. There are 4 members of this detective club, including one girl. Fabian Harloff sleeps in a room next door in the lower bunk. I don’t know if the girl is on the upper bunk or has a room for her own. Probably there are also other bedrooms shown of their real homes (of 2 of them).

I have read that they partly live in a boarding school. Not sure if it’s here.

Pic from ep 3. I recently had to recheck it for my overalls blog (rating 3) if the fat boy wears corduroy bibs or not (no he didn’t).

I have to check the other episodes. Still not released on DVD but on YouTube.

I like the 80s but prefer US movies. Rating 5-6 for now.

Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (1981)

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TV drama starring Patty Duke
Year:
1981
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Brian ~9
Kind of beds:
single bed ?
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10 
Rating: ****
Comment:
I think 9 or 10 yo Sean Astin in this bedroom with a wooden bed. He has an older brother, played by 20 yo Lance Guest. I think he has a room for his own.

This was originally aired as an ABC Theatre For Young Americans episode and reedited 1983 as an ABC Afterschool Special in s11e4. Also see an entry about this great series (starring River Phoenix, rating 6)

/2014/12/20/abc-afterschool-specials/

Only few bedroom scenes, also one where is shown in the bed.

Rating 4.

Starting Out (1973)

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ITV School TV series
Year:
1973-1992
Year in film:
1982, 1986
Country:
UK
Who in bedroom:
boy ~11, girl ~15 ?, boys 6+13
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 
Rating: ******
Comment:
An older girl lying in bed and her younger brother (just stolen her diary) in this bedroom (not sure if they both sleeping here) in ep “Them and Us” (filmed in Birmingham in 1982) of series part 4. I first assumed that there are 2 brothers. Note, that there are 2 other (1980) episodes called “Them and Us” as well.

Searching for some other rare school TV episodes for my overalls blog (most episodes of the 70s and 80s are very rare and I haven’t found clips for the ones I’ve seached) I found this interesting one on YouTube.

One other interesting episode is “Escapes” (1986, series #5) with 2 boys in 1 bed, the youngest one wets the bed (pic below).

Although it’s a lengthy and well known series there’s currently no entry on IMDb.

First considered rating 7 for pics, now rating 6. I like the design of the bedroom 1 but unfortunately not 2 brothers.

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Les dernières vacances (1948)

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Romance
Year:
1948
Year in film:
1930s
Country:
France
Who in bedroom:
5 brothers
Kind of beds:
separate +2 in 1
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
There are 5 brothers (or 4 ?) up to 15 years old in one room, even 2 sharing one bed. There is also a room nextdoor (to the north) with at least 3 sisters. (The boys walking in there in nightshirts).

The 2 older boys (pic 2) are on the left side. Scenes are near the beginning of the movie. It’s set in the early 1930s.

Also I think 3 boys in good sailor suits, soon on my other blog, rating 5.

Not bad but brief scene of this bedroom. I only have 2 movies with more than 5 boys in one room (except dorms).

Rating 5.

C.R.A.Z.Y.

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Comedy film starring Michel Cote
Year:
2005
Year in film:
1967-1980s
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom:
Zach 6, boy ~17 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, partly TV recording
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
There are 5 brothers. Zachary is shown as 6-8 yo (in 1960) and his 4 older brothers are 2, 6, 7 and 9 years older I think. I don’t remember the complete movie. I think most scenes are later set in the 1970s, so at least the 4 older brothers are grown-ups then.

The scene pictured is probably set between 1966-1968 (1967 ?) and I only noticed 2 boys in this room. I have to recheck this movie the next broadcasting if there are scenes (of bedrooms) with the other younger teen boys as well. But I can’t imagine that there are all 5 boys sharing one room. I only have few scenes left on a VHS.

Also on my overalls blog (girl in bibs, rating 2).

Rating 5-6 for now.

Return of the Big Cat

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Adventure film. Disney-Land s21e5,e6
Year:
1974
Year in film:
1890s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Leroy 9, Josh 19 ?
Kind of beds:
single
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10 ? 
Rating: ******
Comment:
2 farm boys, probably brothers sharing one bed. A white metal bed. Starring Jeff East as Josh and Christian Juttner. There’s also a sister, probably in a different room.

I don’t know the complete movie 120 minutes or as 2 parts in the Disney-Land series. I only have seen a short clip on YouTube.

Quite interesting. Maybe also something for my western blog.

17 Kids and Counting

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Reality TV aka 19 Kids and Counting
Year:
2008-
Year in film:
2000s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
10 boys. 9 girls
Kind of beds:
bunk beds + single
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
The Duggar family of Arkansas has (currently) 10 boys and 9 girls. Boys and girls each sharing one room.

The boys’ room has/had 4 bunk beds and 2 single beds. The pic 2 is from s10e9 (other location ?) and I thought there might be selfmade 3 story beds. I haven’t found better pics (showing all beds at once) and the bedrooms probably changed after each child. Pic 1 is from a room tour having fewer bunk beds. They also have a slide to a lower room.

I think only one bunk bed in the girls’ room. Some girls sharing one bed.

Better pics also showing the girls’ room is at

http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/08/16/19-kids-counting-the-duggar-family-at-home-in-arkansas/

The series is also now shown on German TLC (starting from season 8).

The most boys in one room I previously had was 6 (and 5 girls).

I somehow don’t like much these rooms. They are more like halls or dorms. Most kids are also very young (in early seasons). But I have to recheck more episodes.

I think the 2nd largest family I have is 15 kids in La gran familia, then 13 kids in “Der Typ, 13 Kinder & Ich” and some with 12 kids. More kids only in dorms or at camp or hospital. I also have several kids sharing one single bed. And several boys and girls both sharing a room unlike here. There are also large families with some grown up kids. Update: 18 kids (including teens) in Yours, Mine & Ours.

Not sure if I need more categories.

Rating 5 for now.