Jeffrey Willis has just finished high school and isn't quite sure what the future holds. His parents expect him to go to college but he is starting to find his close-knit family stifling. ... See full summary »
A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.
In the beginning, when Tex rides Rowdy in the stalls, the red pickup is seen on the left side of the house. When Tex goes in the house the truck is parked on the right side of the house. And when Johnny comes up on his motorbike to pick up Tex, the pickup truck is in the front, when no one went outside to move the pickup truck. See more »
Has there ever been anybody who could play troubled teenagers as well as Matt Dillon could? His performance as a fifteen-year-old rural boy who is being raised by his older brother is his best; at least of his earlier films. The director Tim Hunter gives the movie a slow and steady slice of life feel, as the two siblings deal with problems involving friends, money, horses, sex, and in a ridiculously false scene - drug dealers. Overall it's a surprisingly mature and straightforward family drama from Disney. Ben Johnson has a memorable part as the repressive father of both Meg Tilly and Emilio Estevez. ***1/2 out of ****
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