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1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of highschool. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a ... See full summary »

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Chris Nash ...
Gene Harbrough
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Kenny
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Claire Miller
Graham Jarvis ...
Mr. Miller
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Claude Harbrough
Darren Ewing ...
Ted
Dennis L. O'Connell ...
T.J.
Bob McGuire ...
Mr. Hewitt
Bryce Kasson ...
Robbie
Andrew Ream ...
Harry Horner
Julie Noble ...
Mrs. McCauley
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1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of highschool. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one girl: his girlfriend Bunny. But since his father is poor, her parents don't accept him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The first time seems like the worst time, but it's the one time you'll never forget!

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8 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Heart & Soul  »

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$8,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Screenwriter Noel Black has said this movie is "somewhat autobiographical". See more »

Goofs

When Kenny pulls into the gas station where Gene is working to pay off the repair bill on his father's car, the wing vent windows show signs of bubbling between the laminations. Since this movie was set in 1956, a 1955 automobile (the Chevy convertible) wouldn't show this result of the aging process. It's a phenomenon of safety glass that happens over several years of exposure to the elements. Also, there are no rubber window bumpers at the top of the driver and passenger side window tracks (directly behind the wing vent windows). See more »

Quotes

Gene Harbrough: [Referring to Kenny] Who's he, the town asshole?
Jonathan Bellah: Yeah. And he's really good at it, too.
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References A Place in the Sun (1951) See more »

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I'm in Love Again
Written by David Bartholomew (as Dave Bartholomew), Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino)
Performed by The Fontane Sisters
courtesy of MCA Records
Performed by Fats Domino
courtesy of EMI America Records
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Overlooked gem.
6 January 1999 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I haven't met a lot of people that have seen this film and I think most will overlook it because it doesn't have many stars in it. This is a quiet little film with a great sense of the word "mischief", and how to get into it. It's a typical 80's movie with teen-agers having sex and drinking booze, but I loved these kinds of movies when I was growing up. Even though I had to sneak to watch when Mom and Dad were asleep. This movie has a great sense of nostalgia and a very nice love story to boot. Not the greatest film ever made, but very entertaining none the less.


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