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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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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.

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Trivia

Aidan Quinn was cast in this film after, according to The New York Times, "a casting director wending her way through Chicago had taken a Polaroid picture of Mr. [Aidan] Quinn, and that was how he came to be submitted to James Foley, director of Reckless (1984) who hadn't been able to find the actor he needed to play the lead in the picture". See more »

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Cathy Benario: Forget it! I'm not that drunk... well, not yet!
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KIDS IN AMERICA
Performed by Kim Wilde
Words and Music by Ricki Wilde and Marty Wilde
Courtesy of EMI America Records
A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
And RAK Records Ltd.
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We're the kids of America whoa whoa
15 October 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I love this movie when I saw it on cable back in 1985. It was dealt with normal suburban life rather than these kids had money and felt like they were snobs. I saw it as Randy had this hot chick Tracey and Tracey wanted something else - Johnny Rourke. I loved the soundtrack and I wish some of the songs were released. I do remember INXS, Kim Wilde and Romeo Void (who can ever forget that dance scene between Johnny and Tracey, making Randy so mad that he stopped dancing with Mary Pat). This was good that I myself was in high school that I saw this film and I thought it was charming. I liked that Tracey's brother actually liked Johnny, while Randy and Tracey's friends (Kathy, Mary Pat and Karen) did not like him. I also like the cast of the film.


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