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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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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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3 February 1984 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Kevin Bacon was offered the role of Johnny Rourke but turned it down in favor of Footloose (1984). See more »

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Boy in Bowling Alley: Hey Benario! My face is leaving in 5 minutes! Be on it!
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Referenced in Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1998) See more »

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SOUL MISTAKE
Performed by INXS
Words and Music by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence
Courtesy of Atco Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Saw it only once in 1984 but I've never forgotten it
9 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A poor rebellious high school kid named Johnny Rourke (Aidan Quinn), from the wrong side of the tracks, falls in love with rich beautiful Tracey Prescott (Daryl Hannah). She's attracted to him too but has a jealous jerk of a boyfriend (Adam Baldwin) and she can't date anyone who is poor and rebellious. Three guesses what happens next.

There's absolutely nothing new here story wise but I saw it only once OVER 20 years ago and have never forgotten it. For one thing the acting is excellent. Quinn and Hannah really clicked together on screen. They also have two lengthy sex scenes where you get to see plenty of skin on both of them. (Quinn does a quick full frontal) The soundtrack really rocks too. I LOVED how they used "Kids in America" when Quinn and Hannah are "fighting". Even though the story is completely predictable it moved pretty quickly and I was never bored. I especially loved the final scene (I'm not gonna give it away). This movie should have made Quinn (he's just incredible) but didn't for some reason. If you can see it it's worth catching. Don't bother with the commercial TV print--the steamy sex scenes are completely gone.


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