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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wendy
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Sam
Christopher Collet ...
Jake Livingston
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Brian Livingston
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Lisa
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Lee
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Adam
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Mr. Rader
Richard Brandon ...
Alan Livingston (Dad)
Gayle Harbor ...
Joanne
Ellen Barber ...
Wendy's Girlfriend Pat
Richard E. Szlasa ...
Coach Gant
Beverly May ...
Mrs. Mercer
Brian Lima ...
Robby
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Ken
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Storyline

Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with it. Until he discovers Sam's illegal activities. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Fifteen. At a time when most kids need to dream, Jake Livingston had to wake up. See more »

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26 October 1984 (USA)  »

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First Born  »

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$6,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Corey Haim 's first day of shooting was with 'Peter Weller', and he went up to compliment the older actor on his performance. Weller collared Haim, throwing him up against a wall to warn him not to speak to him after a take, and it took three assistants to separate them. Haim later admitted that he was terrified by the experience. See more »

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Jake: 11-year-olds into heavy metal!
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Soundtracks

It's My Life
by Mark Hollis (as M. Hollis) and Tim Friese-Greene (as T. Friese Green)
Performed by Talk Talk
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A Very Well-Done Film
8 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This has always been one of my favorite films. It is very well acted, with great performances from Peter Weller, Terri Garr, and especially Christopher Collet (I would have expected to see more acting credits for him). I really like its unflinching look at the consequences of divorce, from the sadness of the kids to the vulnerability of the mother. Look for a young Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., and Corey Haim in supporting roles.


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