The Dirt Bike Kid

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Family film. Peter Billingsley
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Jack ~13
Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Peter Billingsley, around 13 or 14 yo (but younger looking)  in this typical 80s bedroom. I think no siblings. Scene at 53 minutes.

After finding it for my Shiny shorts blog (rating 5, f/m) and rechecking “A Christmas Story (1983)”, now also an entry here.

Very interesting 80s movie. Although I don’t like Peter Billingsley.

For bedroom scenes, rating 5-6 only.

Harnessing Peacocks

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Drama, romance
Year: 1993
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: UK
Who in bedroom: 3 or 4 boys ~11-12
Kind of beds: single+ bunk bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: I think there are 4 boys, but I only have seen a bunk bed (or high sleeper) on the left and a separate bed. The room is too small for a 4th bed, so either on has a room for his own, or one boy is just a friend or relative.

Interesting room and scene including a changing scene, but unfortunately, I haven’t noticed any other bedroom scenes, only this one at daytime.

Rating 6. 1985 novel by Mary Wesley, so maybe set in the 80s.

The Courage of Kavik, the Wolf Dog

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TV drama
Year: 1980
Year in film: ~1980 ?
Country: Canada
Who in bedroom: Andy ~ 12 yo
Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Andrew Ian McMillan in this bedroom. I think no siblings.

Also on my bib overalls blog, rating 8.

I think, I have seen this movie on TV but can’t remember. I don’t like snow movies. Aka just “Kavik the Wolf Dog”. Novel by Walt Morey (maybe also worth reading).

Rating 4-5 for now. Typical room. Nothing special but not that bad.

Angel City (1980)

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TV drama starring Ralph Waite
Year: 1980
Year in film: ~1980
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: teen boys, men
Kind of beds: bunk bed +separate bed
Available on DVD: VHS only
I own: no
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least some young men and probably also (teen) boys in bunk beds and separate beds. Or are the younger actors just relatives who came for a visit? Some men in bib overalls. First I thought of a much earlier setting. It’s a migrant labour camp, rural setting. Not sure if more than one bunk bed in each room.

I found this by coincidence and as usual only have checked it partly. Obviously mainly men.

Rating 3-4 for now only.

Secret Valley (1980)

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Kids adventure series, 26 ep
Year: 1980
Year in film: ~1980
Country: Australia
Who in bedroom: boys ~11. Girls
Kind of beds: separate bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Pic 1 showing 2 boys in ep 26 (not sure if brothers), pic 2 is from ep 21, probably a different room and actor. Many kids acting. Some are siblings (in the series and in real life).

Another great Australian series by Roger Mirams. I only have checked it briefly.

It’s a kid’s holiday camp in a ghost city (gold mine, Western town setting). Maybe I missed even better scenes?

Also on my pigtails blog rating 6 and my overalls blog (girl) rating 3.

There was a sequel series called Professor Poopsnagle’s Steam Zeppelin” with the same kids. Nice blue coveralls in there.

Rating 6 for now. Needs to be rechecked completetly.

Urwisy z Doliny Mlynów

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Family series, 12 ep
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: Poland, Germany
Who in bedroom: Stas ~10, Asia 13, Basia 9
Kind of beds: same bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: 9 or 10 yo Tadeusz Horvath aka Tadeusz Horvath-Sienkiewicz as Stas (Stanni in Germany), pic 2 sharing the room with 2 girls (one older, one younger), probably his sisters played by Agnieszka Krukówna (Asia/Anja) and Monika Sapilak (?) as Basia/Bärbel. Beds of the girls a bit angled. Beige or yellow wooden beds and farm setting. Not sure about the time setting. Probably the 80s. Pics from ep 2.

There are also 3 more kids (2 young twin boys and one girl), but I haven’t seen their room, yet.

Also on my bib overalls blog (boy, girl, man, rating 6) and my pigtails blog (rating 6). German title: Die Kinder vom Mühlental.

I still have to recheck the complete series as well as the sequels.

Rating 6 for now. 2 sisters and one brother in one room is quite rare. Interesting farm room.

Amazing Stories – s1e13

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Mystery series, director Steven Spielberg
Year: 1985-1987
Year in film: 1986
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Lance, Dennis ~10, 11
Kind of beds: high sleeper + bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Seth Green (Lance, the older brother) and Joshua Rudoy (“Harry and the Hendersons (1987)”) sharing this room. A rare high sleeper with large green (metal ?) posts and wooden side parts. Below the other bed, angled at 90 degrees (for Dennis ?).

I have some few episodes on DVD and TV recordings, but not this one. I have briefly checked some episodes (for shiny shorts) but haven’t found anything of interest. One of the boys here, I think Seth, wearing shorts, but not shiny.

Also on my overalls blog (f, m) rating 5. Great and funny series.

Main entry (s1e1) rating 5 at

/2013/03/21/amazing-stories/

Coming of Age (1982)

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PD documentary. Director Josh Hanig
Year:
1982
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
teen boys, girls ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no, online
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
180 city teens of LA at a mountain camp. 60 minutes. Very simple, selfmade wooden bunk beds. I think mainly older teens. Not sure if more than 2 bunk beds in each room/cabin. Maybe 4?

I found this (and one other) nice documentary on archive.org.

No entry on IMDb (but on tcm).

I only have checked it briefly.

Rating 6-7.

https://archive.org/details/comingofagereel1

The Littlest Hobo (1979)

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Family series with dog. Remake, 114 ep
Year:
1979-1985
Year in film:
1970s, 80s
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom:
Martin, David ~15, 13, others
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes *
I own:
no
Rating:
9/10
Rating: *********
Comment:
2 brothers in the 1982 episode s4e6 (pic 1, I think Sammy Snyders around 15 yo (“Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979)“, rating 8) on the left and a younger film brother, maybe Mark Polley on the right.

I haven’t checked all episodes, yet. But I like this wooden room and this is the best, I’ve found yet. I hope to find some more rooms. Bunk beds? Girls? More siblings?

Pic 2 showing boys at a hospital in s1e22. At least 4 or more likely 6 beds. I only remember these 2 boys. Other beds maybe empty?

Officially on DVD only seasons 1-2.

Also (soon) on all my other blogs (except sailor suits), rating mostly 8-9.

Rating 9-10 for now. For more infos, see my other blogs.

Neues aus Uhlenbusch

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Kids series, 40 ep.
Year:
1977-1982
Year in film:
1980
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
brothers ~8, 13 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
Moritz Bleibtreu (obviously on the left) and his older (unknown) film brother in episode 25 (“Der große Bruder”, 1980). Probably also other bedrooms (in other episodes) including girls, but most kids are very young (5-6 yo).

I don’t like the 1970s nor darkhaired actors, nor very young kids, but nice room and age difference. Interesting series (these days).

I don’t remember all episodes, maybe there are even better bedrooms (bunk beds ?).

Rating 6-7 for now.

Also on my other blogs, rating up to 6 (for shiny shorts).