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Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  9 May 1985 (USA)
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Natalie Becker, a beautiful A-student, is staying home alone Together and apart, the three 15-year-olds learn much about life, maturity, and love.

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Natalie Becker
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Jeff Moran
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Polly Franklin
Alan Boyce ...
James Casey
Michael Zaslow ...
Natalie's Father
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Jeff's Mother
Marshall Bell ...
Jeff's Stepfather
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Zoo Knudsen
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Bill the Photographer
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Dr. Rodney
Michael Higgins ...
Senator Peterson
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Aunt Gail
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Lisa
Paul Martell ...
White House Aide
Margo Skinner ...
Polly's Mother
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Natalie Becker is staying at home studying and working on an essay to meet the president while her father is away. Jeffrey Moran, a childhood friend (whom her father does not know) is having trouble with his stepfather, Jeremy, who is an immature bully, so she lets him stay with her. All sorts of trouble and misunderstandings ensue. Natalie's best friend Polly tries to date a pro baseball player, Zoo Knudson, and is very intrusive on Natalie's personal life, jumping to hasty conclusions. She is also ready to jump on a plane to New York to be with Zoo. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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In the part where Natalie Becker talks to the Vice President - saying, "I wrote you a letter," a boom mic is visible for 1 sec. on the top part of the screen. See more »

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References The Last Starfighter (1984) See more »

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Ready Or Not
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Performed by Josie Aiello
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23 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The title of this film is taken from a party game called "Seven Minutes in Heaven." The game was popular among my husband's friends when he was in junior high school in Brooklyn, NY, and he describes it as something like "Spin-the-Bottle," "Lifesaver Relay," and other preteen kissing games. According to the rules, a boy's name and a girl's would be drawn, and the chosen ones ordered to get into a dark closet together and to stay there for seven minutes. In the meantime, there would be speculation among party guests as to whether or not the two had the nerve to hold hands, embrace, and/or kiss each other in the privacy of the closet. At the end of seven minutes, the game leader would say, "Time's up" or knock on the closet door, and the couple would emerge from the closet. After being quizzed by the other guests, the couple would have to admit what they had done during their "Seven Minutes in Heaven." Then other couples would be chosen to enter the closet until all the guests had participated. The couple who admitted to doing the most would be the winners of the game.

Such games have served as social "ice-breakers" for children and teens, but they can be embarrassing and intimidating to shy individuals. The film has been given this title because it deals with the teens' first experiences with crushes and romantic love.


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