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In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his forwardness, but they soon develop a relationship, much to the chagrin of their parents. Sheik gets expelled from school, and Jill is accepted at an all-girls college. After a fight, Sheik goes to Florida to work in a club lip-synching Sinatra songs. Sheik becomes dissatisfied with his Florida lifestyle and goes back to New Jersey to try to win Jill over. Written by
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The nickname of Albert Capadilupo (Vincent Spano) was "Sheik". It's meaning and relevance is explained in the film's story, "Sheik" is brand of condoms, like "Trojans". See more »
When Sheik and Jill leave on their trip to the New Jersey shore, they cross a large bridge that has the slogan "Trenton Makes - The World Takes" on it. This bridge actually takes you from Trenton into Morrisville, Pennsylvania. See more »
This wonderful movie, saddled by an awful title and a really bad first two minutes, played only one screen in Washington DC --- but my attention was called to it by critic Arch Campbell. Thank you, Arch.
Within five minutes the audience will be taken in to a love story, intensely heartfelt, between a Jewish A+ student and a smooth Italian greaser. This is the kind of love story which has slim chance of a happy outcome but slimmer chance that anything can dowse either the flame or the memory. Although technically a comedy, the serious under-theme is worthy of the great classics of European cinema; enhanced by true skill in framing the right scenes.
Many films are aimed at persons who view LOVE as pretty similar to attraction to a rented car; i.e. love what you've got, forget about what you ain't. This film isn't for them. If you've felt love's pain, see this one.
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