It's 1971 at the University of Texas, Austin. College buddies, facing graduation, marriage, and the draft, skip out of their own graduation party and head to the Mexican border for some adventure, a buried secret, and one last go-around at "the privileges of youth". Written by
Scott Butler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It's the privilege of youth.
Did You Know?
The movie is based on a short student film directed by Kevin Reynolds
when he was in USC film school. The student film is basically just the skydiving sequence, based on a true story. Steven Spielberg
, having seen the student film, recruited Reynolds to direct a full-length movie based on it. See more
At the end of the film, when Gardner is on the hill overlooking the wedding ceremony lights going out, the sky is much brighter behind him on the face close ups. When it returns panoramic, it is now early evening again.... See more
Phil Hicks, Groover
You're only 18 once, like you're only a virgin once and then it's over.
It's For You
Written by Pat Metheny
(uncredited) and Lyle Mays
Performed by Pat Metheny
, Lyle Mays
& Nana Vasconcelos
Courtesy of ECM Records See more