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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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Randy Daniels
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Peter Daniels
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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 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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The make and model of Johnny Rourke (Aidan Quinn)'s motor-cycle was a 1980 Suzuki GN 400. 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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UNDERSTANDING GRAVITY
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Best 80's soundtrack! Where's the DVD?
8 May 2005 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

As an angst-ridden teen in the 80's and a fan of alternate music, "Reckless" with Darryl Hannah and Adian Quinn had everything that films like Foot Loose and Top Gun were missing - a true kick a** soundtrack featuring great 80's tunes from artists like Kim Wilde, INXS, and the excellent Romeo Void (read: NO theme song from Kenny Loggins!). The film wasn't going to win any Oscars but it wasn't meant to! Reckless is a great little flick about the guy from the wrong side of the tracks going after, and getting (maybe!) the girl. In 2005, Reckless is a perfect 80's time-capsule! Sad that the studio had such little faith in the film at the time that they never even released a soundtrack CD. And to date, it's never been released on DVD! Both Hannah and Quinn are still viable stars today (see: Kill Bill and Empire Falls), and this is a nostalgic snap shot of both stars in earlier days. A note to the studio execs out there (and those fantastic folks at Rhino!) - the 80's are back and HOT so give us this DVD, will ya?


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