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(1981)

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During the lovemaking scene, director Franco Zeffirelli squeezed Brooke Shields' big toe off camera to provoke a reaction that would look like an orgasm.
Film debuts of Tom Cruise, Ian Ziering and Jami Gertz.
Shirley Knight begged Franco Zeffirelli to cast Rosanna Arquette, Linda Blair, Bo Derek, Carrie Fisher, Jodie Foster, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kristy McNichol, Michelle Pfeiffer, or Debra Winger for the role of Jade Butterfield, as she felt that 16-year-old Brooke Shields did not have the right talent for the role.
Brooke Shields' mother and manager Teri Shields nearly turned down the film after first reading the script, as she felt the role of Jade Butterfield had no substance. She said "It was just going to be Brooke standing around looking beautiful.".
Meg Ryan auditioned for the role of Jade Butterfield.
Tom Cruise's very brief appearance in the film is critical to the film's plot.
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Martin Hewitt was the subject of a high profile talent search. Despite considerable media attention, his career failed to take off. Both Leonard Whiting and Graham Faulkner experienced similar career slumps after appearing in Romeo and Juliet (1968) and Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972) for Franco Zeffireli.
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Teri Shields was very protective of her daughter , always keeping near. She appears as one of the nurses.
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The film was noted to have one of the most spectacular one-man stunt displays when Hugh Butterfield gets hit by a car in New York City. The stuntman does a high end-over-end flip in mid-air.

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