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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 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.


Drama | Romance | Comedy


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Release Date:

3 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jovens sem Rumo  »

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The name of the high school dance was the "Tin Can-Can Dance". See more »


Tracy Prescott: He's all upset and it's probably my fault.
Johnny Rourke: Well, I'm pretty fuckin' upset and it's definitely your fault.
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Referenced in A Friend to Die For (1994) See more »


Performed by Romeo Void
Words by Debora Iyall
Music by Benjamin Bossi, Frank Zincavage, Peter Woods and Larry Carter
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Erotically Charged Take On the 'Poor Little Rich Girl' Falls For 'Bad Boy From Wrong Side of Tracks' Story
1 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, how can you hate a film that utilizes both INXS and Romeo Void on its soundtrack? It's so '80s, but in the best way. That was the New Wave in music, and it fits, it fits with the story. The story is an old one, the poor little rich girl, so intrigued by the bad boy, the one with the troubled history, the unsettled home life, the one with the intense blue eyes, the boy who is obviously more of a "man" than her own boyfriend. She has to know about him, and she gets the chance when they are selected to attend the high school dance as a couple, much to her boyfriend's dismay.

His desire to leave their sleepy steel town, the little depressed, economically, hellhole with nowhere to go but down, is a catalyst for her, along with his seductive charms. He "wants" her, he tells her, and she wants him, but can't bear to let him know, without him forcing it out of her. He opens her up, sexually, mentally, he challenges her, and there are some really erotic scenes to show all of this.

Don't dismiss this film as fluff, or "plotless", there is a definite plot, it's an old one, used many times, but never quite to this effect, with these actors, with people this lovely to look at, this talented, with a soundtrack so perfectly fitting. It's a good movie, and has some really nice, creative camera work - the high school dance scene, camera swirling around Darryl Hannah and Aidan Quinn, is classic. A perfect little movie moment.

I recommend this movie, to anyone who likes erotic romances, or who wants to see a good example of why Aidan Quinn got so many parts in movies, or why Darryl Hannah was once so popular. These two light up the screen. The soundtrack is pure '80s, the tail end of the New Wave movement in music, and it's well preserved today.

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