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Baby It's You (1983)

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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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
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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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4 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,420 (USA) (6 March 1983)

Gross:

$1,867,792 (USA)
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When Paramount threatened to re-cut the film after poor test screenings, John Sayles threatened to take his name off the film. Paramount relented, and released the Director's Cut. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in 1966 but all the Bruce Springsteen songs that were featured weren't recorded until the 1970's so they wouldn't be relevant. All the other songs on the soundtrack were actually recorded and released before or during that time frame so they fit and made sense. 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 »

Soundtracks

Strangers In The Night
Music by Bert Kaempfert and English lyrics by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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If it's so bad, why can't I forget it?
12 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In spite of the negative review above I would say this is a good film and a story that may hang around in your mind for a long time. It isn't so much a "movie story," a la Meg Ryan romantic comedy type, as it is a slice of life. The characters in this movie are much more like the people you went to high school and college with than they are like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan! Life is messy and confusing and people change. People are attracted to the wrong people all the time. They make bad choices. They do things they can never forget. This movie reflects these human foibles and that is why it is a great small movie that got overlooked and under-appreciated.


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