Reckless (1984)

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Rebellious footballer Johnny, falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Rourke
Tracey Prescott
John Rourke Sr
Phil Barton
Mrs. Prescott
Randy Daniels
Peter Daniels
David Prescott (as Billy Jacoby)
Toni Kalem ...
Cathy Bennario
Mary Pat Sykes
Karen Sybern
Susan Kingsley ...
Officer Haskell
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Rebellious footballer Johnny, falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a boyfriend but he acts like a jerk, so Johnny has to win Tracy's heart - something she seems reluctant to let him do. Written by Rob Hartill

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Girls like Tracy never tell their parents about guys like Rourke.


Drama | Romance | Comedy


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3 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jovens sem Rumo  »

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Actor Aidan Quinn is of Irish decent. Quinn's character in this film, Johnny Rourke, had the last name "Rourke, which like "O'Rourke", is also of Irish genealogy. See more »


Tracy Prescott: I've been good, havn't I? A good daughter. No complaints, no problems.
Mrs. Prescott: You have been good.
Tracy Prescott: Everything's been just great. I've always had alot of friends, I don't do drugs, I've never had an abortion, I've never even had the measles. Is it true? It is true, isn't it? I've never even had the measles.
Mrs. Prescott: Well, no.
Tracy Prescott: That's incredible. I'm perfect.
Mrs. Prescott: Honey, calm down.
Tracy Prescott: No! I don't want to calm down. I'm sick of calming down. I'm sick of everything being OK!
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Referenced in A Friend to Die For (1994) See more »


Performed by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (as Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band)
Words and Music by Bob Seger
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Gets my vote for Movie of the 80's.
23 October 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Reckless is one of my all-time favorite movies, Aidan Quinn is an awesome talent and should be more well known by now. This is 'Rebel without a Cause' for the 80's generation. Great music, excellent script, terrific acting and beautifully filmed.

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