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Director:
Writers:
Craig Bolotin (story)
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Release Date:
9 November 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's 16. She's 22. All he wanted was her picture. What he got was... no small affair.
Plot:
The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Kitsch 80's film that never ceases to charm me! See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Jerry Schatzberg 
 
Writing credits
Craig Bolotin (story) (as Charles Bolt)

Craig Bolotin (screenplay) (as Charles Bolt) &
Terence Mulcahy (screenplay)

Produced by
George Justin .... executive producer
William Sackheim .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rupert Holmes 
 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond 
 
Film Editing by
Priscilla Nedd-Friendly  (as Priscilla Nedd)
Eve Newman 
Melvin Shapiro 
 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
 
Production Design by
Robert F. Boyle  (as Robert Boyle)
 
Art Direction by
Frank Richwood 
 
Set Decoration by
Arthur Jeph Parker 
 
Costume Design by
Jo Ynocencio 
 
Makeup Department
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist
Christina Smith .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
George Justin .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Looney .... second assistant director
Charles Myers .... first assistant director (as Chuck Myers)
 
Art Department
Rene Auda .... stand-by painter
Cindy Lou Burroughs .... lead person
Craig Edgar .... set designer
Russell Goble .... property master
Don High .... set designer (as Donald High)
Roger Irvin .... construction coordinator (as Roger L. Irvin)
Larry McGuire .... assistant property master
Mark Poll .... set designer
Robert J. Schlafle .... set designer
Gary Clark .... lead paint foreman (uncredited)
Bill Iiams .... general foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer
William L. Manger .... supervising sound editor
Mark Hopkins McNabb .... boom operator
Paul Miller .... cable person
Art Ottinger .... adr editor (as Arthur Ottinger)
Art Rochester .... production sound mixer (as Arthur N. Rochester)
David Spence .... sound editor
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects (as Larry Fuentes)
 
Stunts
Christine Anne Baur .... stunts (as Christine Bauer)
Sandy Berumen .... stunts (as Sand Berumen)
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Leonard P. Geer .... stunts (as Lenny Geer)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Jon Conrad Pochron .... stunts (as Jon Pochran)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (as Ronnie Rondell)
Reid Rondell .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer (as Colin Campbell)
John J. Connor .... camera operator (as John Connor)
Tony Costa .... special still photographer
Dick Deats .... key grip (as Richard Deats)
Frank Del Boccio .... second assistant camera
Frank Holdsworth .... best boy
Robert Jason .... best boy
Ken Nishino .... first assistant camera (as Kenny Nishino)
Hank Sheppherd .... best boy grip
James M. Sheppherd .... dolly grip (as James Sheppherd)
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... camera intern: Mr. Zsigmond (as Joseph Urbanczyk)
 
Casting Department
Joanne Zaluski .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthia Bales .... costume supervisor
Sandy Berke Jordan .... costumer (as Sandy Berk Jordan)
 
Editorial Department
Sonny Baskin .... associate film editor
Dana Reston .... apprentice film editor
Daniel Sackheim .... assistant film editor
Bobbie Shapiro .... assistant film editor
Emily Wallin .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Christopher Brooks .... music editor (as Chris Brooks)
Richard Stone .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Curtis .... transportation captain
Gene R. Johnson .... transportation coordinator
Tommy Tancharoen .... transportation captain (as Tom Tancharoen)
William Hogue .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Ross Bush .... location manager
John Ross Bush .... production liaison
Deborah Davis .... assistant: Mr. Schatzberg
Judith Gill .... production coordinator
Vic Heutschy .... unit publicist
Larry Jones .... production assistant
Trish Kinney .... script supervisor
Ruben Martinez .... craft service (as Rubin Martinez)
W. Thomas Snyder .... production assistant
Ann Tait .... production controller (as Ann Tait-Rourk)
Mary Vandagriff .... assistant: Mr. Sackheim
 
Crew believed to be complete


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100 Broderick St sign is featured prominently in one of the scene. 'Matthew Broderick' was cast for lead actor before Jon Cryer was recast. In real life, 100 Broderick Street in San Francisco is located in the Haight Ashbury/Buena Vista Park neighborhood. The cross street is Haight.See more »
Quotes:
Charles Cummings:It was an important lesson I learned; You maybe disappointed by a persons humanity but never by their greed.See more »
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Features Ms. Pac-Man (1981) (VG)See more »
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Itchin' For A FightSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Kitsch 80's film that never ceases to charm me!, 13 February 2006
Author: dannyfitzuk from London

I've seen this film about five times now and I never cease to be delighted by its charms.

Where do I start? Firstly Jon Cryer is truly excellent as the precocious adolescent amateur photographer who spouts sophisticated adult dialogue but is really naive on the romantic front. The way he blushes at the right moment is very credible. He plays the blushing virgin with gusto - we don't doubt for a moment that he's never had sex or kissed a girl.

Firstly I must admit here to being a major fan of Demi Moore's films in the 80's. I've seen all of them from that period and I adore the characters she plays - Moore is what I call 'value added'. Whatever role she plays she brings something special, whether it is a brilliant range in temperament, downcast eyes, the husky voice, the tearful eyes the shiny hair. Most Hollywood actresses can't manage this, but Demi manages to be the girl next door and screen siren all in one.

Anyway she plays this aspiring niteclub singer with bad taste in 80's clothes and even worse taste in music. To her credit she doesn't sing any of the songs as they were recorded by other people, so she just lip syncs along quite nicely. That song 'Hotheaded' is actually quite catchy in that Michael Bolton, Bar 'rawk' sort of way. Overall her character, Laura Victor comes over as a really likable human being. And the final scene at the airport is truly touching. Moore's says two simple words 'thank you' and we know she means it.

Another to reason to love this film is that it was filmed entirely on location in San Francisco, and studio interiors are very few and far in between. Most of the shots are on real locations which adds to the movie's overall charm. This combined with the corny dialogue: that scene where she barges into the High School language laboratory dressed in a coctail waitress (read hooker!) outfit in very high heels and pulls Cryer out of the language lab is really funny - especially when she says "F*** Off ez Vous" to the French teacher.

Some of the scenes are chauvinistic, including the one with frat boys and the hired hooker - which really doesn't have any relevance to the overall plot. And I agree with a previous poster who says that Cryer's on screen mother is one of the most irritating characters to appear in movies. That line about the sausage of Cryer's brother going cold is truly risible. When I watch this film I try very hard to ignore the flaws!

This is corny, cheesy and highly entertaining. It really captures the spirit of the 80's. I'll never stop watching it - I love it.

Bonus: watch out for Jennifer Tilly and Tim Robbins in bit parts playing Cryer's classmates. Robbins was 28 when he played this role. Teenage high school student he ain't! But it's still good to see him in this. Also the very catchy song 'Eiffel Tower' by Malcolm McClaren and the McClarenettes.

Moore wears some wacky clothes and has that 80's penchant for long evening gloves with hundreds of bangles, very Material Girl! I love that cabin on the boardwalk apartment she lives in while working at Jakes's as a singer. Very bohemian, very cool, very 1984!

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