Tuff Turf is a 1985 American drama film directed by Fritz Kiersch and starring James Spader and Kim Richards. Morgan (Spader) is a troubled teenager from Connecticut who relocates to Los Angeles with his parents after his father’s business goes under. Morgan struggles to make friends, and trouble ensues when Morgan pursues Frankie (Richards), whose boyfriend Nick (Mones) is the leader of a local gang. Morgan soon finds pursuing Frankie comes with consequences. Morgan learns some valuable, hard lessons, and finds out how far he is really willing to go for Frankie’s love. Ultimately, Morgan must face Nick and his gang to test the bounds of his honor, and his love for Frankie.