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Baby It's You (1983)

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In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.

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Cast

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Jill Rosen
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Albert 'Sheik' Capadilupo
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Mrs. Rosen
Jack Davidson ...
Dr. Rosen
Nick Ferrari ...
Mr. Capadilupo
Dolores Messina ...
Mrs. Capadilupo
Leora Dana ...
Miss Vernon, Teacher
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Mr. Ripeppi, Teacher (as William Joseph Raymond)
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Mr. McManus, Teacher
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Jody, High School Girl
Claudia Sherman ...
Beth, High School Girl
Marta Kober ...
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Leslie, College Girl
Rachel Dretzin ...
Shelly, College Girl
Susan Derendorf ...
Chris, College Girl
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Storyline

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 Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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There's the first one. There's the right one. And there's the one you never forget.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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4 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baby, It's You  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the crooner who The Sheik (Vincent Spano) idolized was Frank Sinatra. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Albert 'Sheik' Capadilupo: When we were in high school...
Jill Rosen: [shouts] We're not in high school any more.
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Crazy Credits

At the conclusion of the closing credits, "For Dominique" appears. Presumably, the person is Dominique Dunne who passed away in 1982. See more »

Connections

References Peyton Place (1964) See more »

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A Whiter Shade of Pale
Written by Gary Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher
Performed by Procol Harum
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Probably one of the greatest love stories.
26 August 1999 | by (Madison, Wi) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of my favorite romantic films. It's well acted, well written and well directed. Arquette and Spano's chemistry is wonderful. With the people I've talked to who have seen this film, there seems to be something personal that they can relate to the story. It's definitely not a happy movie, but I think that's what makes it really stick with you. It's starts out somewhat like a period romance you might have seen before. About midway through it takes a turn and may seem to lose momentum. This is what sets it apart from other romances. It has this unpredictability to it that some people might find unsatisfying. I have seen it several times and each viewing is fascinating. It is very rare that such a bittersweet marvel of a film comes along and even rarer that it gets the attention it deserves. One of John Sayles' finest.


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