The movies narration was originally performed by director (William Richert
). 20th Century Fox decided the movie would be better geared towards a teen audience and Richert's narration sounded 'too grandfather like'. After much debating with Richert, (River Phoenix
) was brought back over a year after the film wrapped to record the narration that would replace that of Richert in the final cut. See more
Al? Al Reardon? My father. My moral, upright, coffee sluping, status seeking, putting in overtime, hard day at the office, early rising, early bedding, make your own way in life father, had been screwing Joyce Fickett! that balding man with responsibilities was an extramarital joy-boy! no wonder i was having so much trouble! It was hereditary!
"I'M NOT AFRAID TO SAY GOODBYE"
Performed by Johnny Mathis
Courtesy of CBS Records
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Produced by Denny Diantz
Arranged by Jeremy Lubbock See more