JAMES SPADER AND ROBERT DOWNEY JR. STAR IN THE ULTIMATE '80S HIGH SCHOOL SHOWDOWN! Morgan Hiller (James Spader), recently transplanted from an East Coast prep school where he was a known troublemaker, hopes to make a fresh start at his new school in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, he gets off on the wrong foot when he breaks up an attempted mugging by Nick Hauser (Paul Mones) and his gang, the Tuffs. Now, the Tuffs are after Morgan and it doesn't help that Nick's girlfriend Frankie (Kim Richards) is interested in the handsome newcomer. Welcome to the mean streets of TUFF TURF!