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Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964)

A teenage boy rebels against parental authority and must face a harsh reality when he tries to live on his own.

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Complete credited cast:
Peter Kastner ...
Peter
Julie Biggs ...
Julie
Claude Rae ...
Father
Toby Tarnow ...
Sister
Charmion King ...
Mother
Ron Taylor ...
Boy friend
Bob Hill ...
Patrolman (as Robert Hill)
Jack Beer ...
Sergeant
Sean Sullivan ...
Probation Officer (as John Sullivan)
Lynne Gorman ...
Julie's mother
Ivor Barry ...
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Sharon Bonin ...
Waitress
Norman Ettlinger ...
Landlord
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18 year-old Peter lives with his parents in a middle-class Toronto suburb and rebels constantly against their imposed middle-class goals and conventions and the materialist values they represent. He constantly mocks and belittles his family with his only real ally being his girlfriend Julie. Peter's relationship with his parents reaches its boiling point when he borrows his father's new car without permission and is left by him to spend the night in jail after Peter is arrested for reckless driving. Peter runs away from home and moves into a rooming house, and eventually gets a shady job as a parking attendant. His relationship with Julie becomes exponentially more complicated and he finally realizes that being alone in the real world is much harder than he ever imagined. Written by pr1mal_1

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It's Happening in the BRONX - It's Happening in DARIEN - It's Happening in GREAT NECK - It's Happening in Every Home in America! See more »

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13 August 1964 (Canada)  »

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Radio Commercial Transcription: WOR New York City
26 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The following commercial aired during the April 19th, 1965 broadcast of Jean Shepherd's radio program on WOR: "Unusual news about an unusual, new motion picture. It's called, "Nobody Waved Good-Bye," and here at last is a real, down-to-earth, dramatic film that shows what teenagers feel and never tell; what parents see and never understand. It's a story of what's happening all over America. The story of privileged children, their desperate parents, and the stone wall between them. What's happening on the screen is happening in Derry End (sp?), in Great Neck, in the Bronx. It's what's turning ten millions of homes into battlegrounds. Today's children seem to be growing up so fast, marrying fast, and falling apart fast. Their confused parents ask, "Why?" and confused teenagers ask, "Why not?" The name of this powerful picture is "Nobody Waved Good-Bye," and no parent, no teenager, nobody should miss it. See "Nobody Waved Good-Bye" plus "Lonely Boy" starting Wednesday at Loew's Capitol and Murray Hill theaters."


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