Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys. Written by
It was 1943...There was so little time left to learn about life!
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Did You Know?
once said of this movie: "The film is about the loss of innocence of three friends. The three leading characters have one foot in adulthood. It is that passionate, intense confused time before becoming adults, a time when everything burns brighter in youth - even in wartime". See more
While sitting at a table talking with Henry, we see Nicky (Nicolas Cage) light a cigarette by striking a match on the back of a matchbook, however in 1942 matchbooks we front-strike until a new regulation in 1973 deemed front-strike too dangerous. See more
Henry 'Hopper' Nash/Lou
Tyrone Power never said fuck 'em.
Written by Leo Robin
(as L. Robin) , Richard A. Whiting
(as R.A. Whitting) and Newell Chase
(as N. Chase) See more