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Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 May 1985 (USA)
When her father goes out of town, beautiful A-student Natalie lets best friends Jeff and Polly move in. Separately and together, the trio of young teens learn much about life, love, and growing up.

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Storyline

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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9 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deslices de joventud  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,078, 11 May 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,430
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After finishing this film, Jennifer Connelly and Maddie Corman both auditioned for the lead role in Labyrinth (1986). Innitially Corman was very much considered, but when Connelly auditioned it was clear to director Jim Henson that she was the right choice. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Knudsen hits a home run, there are a few editing mistakes. The filming takes place in Shea Stadium. Well if the Generals were supposed to be the home team, they should have been wearing white uniforms. The other team, the Mets, where the ones wearing white. Also, the up close shot of the Mets pitcher, Dwight Gooden, clearly shows his number as 16. After the home run, the Mets pitcher is shown with number 76. Knudsen is a right handed batter, the distant shot of the home run, shows a left handed batter swinging. See more »

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Polly Franklin: Wanna see a little play I just made up? Once there was a girl named Petunia
[Polly holds up a stuffed animal]
Polly Franklin: ... who had a friend named Nathan.
[Polly holds up a second stuffed animal]
Natalie Becker: I'm supposed to be Nathan?
Polly Franklin: Nathan is a very experienced boy. He's gone all the way. And Petunia is less experienced. She's been to second base, maybe third. And she's really hot to trot.
[holds the bears together to kiss, then slams down "Petunia"]
Polly Franklin: Tragedy strikes! Nathan doesn't like virgins.
Natalie Becker: Polly, I like you.
Polly Franklin: ...
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Referenced in Popular: Windstruck (1999) See more »

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Little Boy Sweet
Written by Franne Golde & Peter Ivers
Performed by Josie Aiello
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What the title means
23 October 2006 | by 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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