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Windy City (1984) Poster

(1984)

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This picture has never been officially released on DVD.
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One of four movies that actress Kate Capshaw starred in that were first released in the year of 1984.
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The character of Danny played by John Shea was apparently based on writer-director Armyan Bernstein.
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The name of the book that Danny (John Shea) wrote was "All the Sad Young Men".
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Debut theatrical feature film directed by then screenwriter Armyan Bernstein.
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The real-life name of the tall ship featured in the movie was "Lindo".
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The nick-name the group of friends called themselves was "The Rogues".
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The movie's "Windy City" title is a nickname of Chicago, Illinois, where the film's characters live.
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The film's original main movie poster had a preamble that read: "Me and my friends, we had a dream once, life was going to be a great adventure, and we were going to be the heroes".
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"The film emulates in theme and storyline both Diner (1982) and The Big Chill (1983)" according to 'Rating the Movies'.
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One of only about a dozen movies produced by the short-lived 1980s production house of CBS Theatrical Films.
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The film's closing credits declare: "The filmmakers especially wish to thank their families and friends for all their faith and support without which the making of this film would have been impossible".
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The number of male friends in the "Rogues" group was seven.
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The old movie seen on television at the start of the film was a 1930s black-and-white Errol Flynn swashbuckler.
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This 1984 film was the first "friends reunion" type movie that got made and released after the critical and commercial success of Lawrence Kasdan's 1983 film The Big Chill (1983) which had come out the previous year. Director Armyan Bernstein ended up directing his second and final cinema movie [to date, February 2016] Cross My Heart (1987) with Kasdan being the producer.
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