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Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | April 1978 (USA)
During his senior year, a high-school student must deal with his girlfriend and parents, and make a difficult decision whether to do the safe thing and go to college or try for a glamorous baseball career.

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Lane Caudell ...
Will Armer
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Janice Armer
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Clifford Armer
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Mark Jeffries
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Sharon Browne
Ron Lombard ...
Gregg Lombardi
Stu Krieger ...
Kurt Moriarty
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Walter Craig (as Myron Healy)
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Nurse
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Police Captain
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Teacher
Hillary Horan ...
Mary Burton (as Hilary Horan)
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Marine Recuiter
Joe Carlo ...
Skip Munson
Barry Paul Silver ...
Joby
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During his senior year, a high-school student must deal with his girlfriend and parents, and make a difficult decision whether to do the safe thing and go to college or try for a glamorous baseball career.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Sincere and well-presented
19 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This hasn't been probably seen since the early 1980s when it was on a UHF station; a "lost" film that was never on VHS or (probably) never on DVD. It's definitely a period piece via the 1970s fashions, music, big cars, etc. However it's a thoughtful, low-key, well-scored, sometimes funny drama of a teen (Lane Caudell), about to graduate from high school, and unsure of his future. He might pursue a baseball career, go to college or join the military: his best friend (Darby Hinton) and girlfriend (Ann Dusenberry) help him. His father (the excellent William Windom) is also having severe health problems. There's a surprising, unexpected revelation toward the end regarding his mother (well-played by Julie Adams) that triggers conflict. Small budget only enhances the film's likability, young stars are nearly as good as the veteran actors. See it, if you can.


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