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Scott Spencer (novel)
Judith Rascoe (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 July 1981 (USA) See more »
She is 15. He is 17. The love every parent fears.
A high school student's love for a 15-year-old girl is thwarted by parental disapproval, circumstance and accident. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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A great film for certain people,maybe horrible for others See more (63 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Brooke Shields ... Jade Butterfield

Martin Hewitt ... David Axelrod

Shirley Knight ... Ann Butterfield

Don Murray ... Hugh Butterfield

Richard Kiley ... Arthur Axelrod

Beatrice Straight ... Rose Axelrod

James Spader ... Keith Butterfield (as Jimmy Spader)

Ian Ziering ... Sammy Butterfield
Robert Moore ... Dr. Miller

Penelope Milford ... Ingrid Orchester
Jan Miner ... Mrs. Switzer
Salem Ludwig ... Mr. Switzer
Leon B. Stevens ... Judge
Vida Wright ... Sonia

Jeffrey Marcus ... Leonard (as Jeff Marcus)
Patrick Taylor ... Bob Clark
Jamie Bernstein ... Susan

Tom Cruise ... Billy
Jeffrey B. Versalle ... Stuart

Jami Gertz ... Patty
Maria Todd ... Girlfriend
Douglas Alan-Mann ... Teacher in Planetarium
Steve Calicchio ... Weaver
Robert Kahn ... Gene

Jeremy Bar-Illan ... Jeremy
Scott Cushman ... Gabe

David Willis ... Walter
Barry Pruitt ... Police Officer
Amy Whitman ... Stenographer
Kenneth Cory ... Doctor at Rockville
Nole Cohen ... Doctor at Rockville
Teri Shields ... Nurse
Sylvia Short ... Nurse
Ethelmae Mason ... Nurse
Anna Berger ... Nurse
Joan Glasco ... Nurse
Jane Fleiss ... Patient

Mark Arnold ... Patient (as Mark Hopson Arnold)
Kathy Bernard ... Patient
Philip Lenkowsky ... Patient
Arthur Epstein ... Patient
Leonard H. Pass ... Patient
Lawrence Sellars ... Patient

Ron Perkins ... Patient
Gilbert Stafford ... Attendant
Marvin Foster ... Attendant
Millidge Mosley ... Louis

Walt Gorney ... Passerby
Willie Wenger ... Waitress

Robert Altman ... Hotel Manager
Ruth Last ... Hotel Resident
George Kyle ... Chicago Cop
Lee Kimball ... Bob
Martin Pinckney ... Martin
Duffy Piccini ... Duffy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Adamson ... Guru (uncredited)

Frank Ferrara ... New York Cop (uncredited)

Marianne Muellerleile ... Nurse (uncredited)

Richard Wiese ... Dream Lover (uncredited)

Directed by
Franco Zeffirelli 
Writing credits
Scott Spencer (novel)

Judith Rascoe (screenplay)

Produced by
Keith Barish .... executive producer
Dyson Lovell .... producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Tunick 
Cinematography by
David Watkin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael J. Sheridan 
Casting by
Julie Hughes 
Barry Moss 
Production Design by
Ed Wittstein 
Art Direction by
Edward Pisoni  (as Ed Pisoni)
Set Decoration by
Alan Hicks 
Costume Design by
Kristi Zea 
Makeup Department
Joseph Coscia .... hair stylist
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist
Production Management
David Golden .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Bronchtein .... key second assistant director
Robert V. Girolami .... first assistant director (as Bob Girolami)
Harvey Portee .... second assistant director
Art Department
Ed Larkin .... construction grip
Herbert F. Mulligan .... set dresser (as Herb Mulligan)
Ron Petagna .... chief carpenter
Jimmy Raitt .... property master
Anthony Rappa .... scenic artist
Elinor Shanbaum .... scenic artist
Frank Didio .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Carl Landi .... carpenter (uncredited)
John Peter Melendez .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert Topol .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert L. Harman .... sound mixer
Jack C. Jacobsen .... sound
Marvin I. Kosberg .... dialogue editor
Gilbert D. Marchant .... sound editor
William L. McCaughey .... sound mixer
Howard S. Wollman .... sound mixer
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist (uncredited)
James Perdue .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Daniel Rosenblum .... boom operator (uncredited)
Gary Shepherd .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Connie Brink .... special effects
Bill Traynor .... special effects (uncredited)
Lisa Cain .... stunt performer
Victor Magnotta .... stunt coordinator (as Vic Magnotta)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Garbarini .... camera operator
Larry Gianneschi III .... additional camera operator
Kenneth Goss .... key grip
David Greene .... second assistant camera
Vincent Guarriello .... dolly grip (as Vinnie Guarriello)
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator (as Richard Mingalone)
Frank Schulz .... chief gaffer
Lance Shepherd .... electrician
Josh Weiner .... still photographer
Ron Zarilla .... first assistant camera
Tom Volpe .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sally Dennison .... casting: California
Riccardo Bertoni .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Al Craine .... costumer: men (as Alfred Craine)
Beverly Cycon .... costumer: women
Ellen Mirojnick .... assistant to costume designer
Guy Tanno .... wardrober (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Stephen Mark .... assistant editor
Location Management
Kyle McCarthy .... location manager
Kathleen McGill .... location auditor
Music Department
Adam Fields .... music supervisor
Russ Regan .... music supervisor
Robert Takagi .... music editor
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Patrick Hogan .... driver
Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy .... transportation captain
Other crew
Arlene Albertson .... assistant to production manager
Jeff Burkhart .... assistant to producer
Sarah Carson .... production office coordinator
Louis D'Esposito .... production assistant
Sandra Drazner .... assistant production office coordinator
Michael Fiorello .... production assistant
Julie Hoffman .... production assistant
Gerald Holbrook .... production assistant
Larry Kaplan .... unit publicist
Lynn Lewis Lovett .... script supervisor (as Lynn Lewis)
Pippo Pisciotto .... production associate (as Giuseppe Pisciotto)
Sioux Richards .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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116 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-14 | Iceland:12 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Peru:14 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:11 | UK:AA (theatrical rating) (cut) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Tom Cruise's very brief appearance in the film is critical to the film's plot.See more »
Miscellaneous: At night, as David is starting the fire, when the wind in the trees is shown, day-for-night filming fails to hide that the sunny blue sky can clearly be seen through the foliage.See more »
Jade Butterfield:[lovers' idle banter as they caress] Do you think I'm too small on top?
David Axelrod:You're perfect.
Jade Butterfield:[vainly giggling] My eyes are too close together.
David Axelrod:They're perfect.
Jade Butterfield:[little smile] When I'm wrinkled and fat, you'll stop loving me. C'est la vie.
[aims a kiss at him, laughing]
David Axelrod:I'll never stop loving you.
Jade Butterfield:You can't say that. You don't know.
[nestling her head on his chest]
David Axelrod:Yes, I do. I knew that from the very first.
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A great film for certain people,maybe horrible for others, 15 May 2000
Author: Talita Ferreira from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I really loved this movie, but I'm a teenager(15 year-old). This maybe the difference... Older people would believe this film is horrible, stupid.Yes, it contains a history more similar to the teenagers life, which deal with these kinds of difficulties through this period. The passion that the couple lives together made me think that, who knows this still exists nowadays. A thing that really made me "angry" was the attitude of Jade's father,you can't give liberty and take it off all of a sudden, and talking about teenagers, it's even worse! Oh,the love theme is lovely,just perfect for the film...the only thing is that stays forever in your ears(I'm not sure if you get it..:P).

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