A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new... See full summary »
A suburban Chicago teenager's parents leave on vacation, and he cuts loose. An unauthorised trip in his father's Porsche means a sudden need for lots of money, which he raises in a creative way. Written by
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In the DVD commentary, Diane Lane says that Tom Cruise got the script for the film while shooting The Outsiders (1983) and had asked Lane to audition for the role of Lana. Her father later told the producers there was "no way his daughter was playing a twenty-something hooker". See more »
Joel fails to pull the manual parking brake in the knoll besides lake Michingan before Lana takes her purse out of the Porsche and places the shifter out of gear. Every time you park a car, the manual parking brake must be pulled to prevent the car from rolling forward or backwards, specially in a sloped surface. Although this must be a deliberately scripted error so that the car could roll down the knoll towards lake Michigan, otherwise it would never end up sunk in the water and thus changing the overall plot. If you look at the shot of Lana taking her purse, there is no visible parking brake lever anyway. See more »
The dream is always the same. Instead of going home, I go to the neighbors'. I ring, but nobody answers. The door is open, so I go inside. I'm looking around for the people, but nobody seems to be there. And then I hear the shower running, so I go upstairs to see what's what. Then I see her; this... girl, this incredible girl. I mean, what she's doing there I don't know, because she doesn't live there... but it's a dream, so I go with it. "Who's there?" she says. "Joel,"...
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People, regardless of positive or negative reviews, take this movie too seriously. They try to connect this film with society today, the greed for money and power. This movie was released in 1983, just watch it for the great film that it is, a classic.
Sure this film focuses on issues at hand, but it's not meant to. Also, this film is enjoyable for what it is, and many other films have taken ideas from this film which might be why the ratings are low, but keep in mind this was released before those.
Tom Cruise does great as he usually does, but he's near his prime in this film. I enjoyed it, as well as the script and the dialogue. It was witty, unpredictable, and enjoyable.
Try not to associate American politics and economics with this film, otherwise you'll be expecting a deeper plot and a more suitable ending.
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