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

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Johnny Rourke
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Tracey Prescott
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John Rourke Sr
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Phil Barton
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Mrs. Prescott
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Randy Daniels
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Peter Daniels
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David Prescott (as Billy Jacoby)
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Donna
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Cathy Bennario
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Mary Pat Sykes
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Karen Sybern
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Eileen
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Officer Haskell
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Physics Teacher
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Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; 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.

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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3 February 1984 (USA)  »

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Jovens sem Rumo  »

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Trivia

The make and model of Johnny Rourke (Aidan Quinn)'s motor-cycle was a 1980 Suzuki GN 400. See more »

Quotes

Boy in Bowling Alley: Hey Benario! My face is leaving in 5 minutes! Be on it!
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Connections

Referenced in A Friend to Die For (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

IS THAT ALL THERE IS
Performed by Peggy Lee
Written and Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Arranged by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Mediocre screenplay saved by fine acting
29 January 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

On the surface, there's a lot about Reckless that spells turkey. Troubled and angry boy from the wrong side of town falls for the pretty rich cheerleader. Well, we all have seen that a million times, from Rebel Without a Cause to The Breakfast Club. Then there is the casting of actors who are transparently too old to play teenagers. Yet there is something about Reckless that draws one in and keeps them there for the full 90 minutes, and that something is in two words: Aidan Quinn. His performance is so on the mark, we can so easily feel his pain and angst, and that's not easy considering much of his lines are insipid. And yes, we cant overlook the fact that he is very easy on the eyes (the word dreamy comes to mind). But Quinn shows in this picture and most of his subsequent work that he is not merely just another pretty face, but a fine actor.


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