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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

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A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father ... See full summary »

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Joyce Fickett
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Lisa Bentwright
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Denise Hunter
Louanne ...
Suzie Middleberg
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Fred Roberts (as Matthew L. Perry)
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Al Reardon
Jane Hallaren ...
Faye Reardon
Jason Court ...
Mathew Hollander
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Mr. Spaulding
Marji Banks ...
Emma Spaulding
Margaret Moore ...
Mrs. Bentwright
Anastasia Fielding ...
Elaine
Kamie Harper ...
Rosie Reardon
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Toby Reardon
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A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he comes to understand his parents and eventually bonds with his father. Written by Mark Andrew Radford <s2194044@cse.unsw.edu.au>

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He's got 24 hours to convince the one girl he really loves that he's honest, faithful, and fully committed. It's going to be a long night. See more »

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15 January 1988 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss Me Goodbye?  »

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$6,264,058 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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When Jimmy talks to Rosie at the bowling alley, "He's So Fine" is playing. The film is set in 1962; "He's So Fine" was released in 1963. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Reardon: Lisa, Aren't you even gonna kiss me goodbye?
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Features The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »

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HE'S SO FINE
Written by Ronald Mack
Performed by The Chiffons
Courtesy of EMI-Capitol Records
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What's it all about, River?
16 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only tuned into this film to see Ione Skye. Denise (Ione Skye) and Jimmy (River Phoenix) had an interesting thing going on. Outside of her, I am really not sure what was going on.

Jimmy seemed to be trying to find his own way and not follow what others wanted him to do. Sort of a slacker, he was in constant turmoil with his father until they managed to find something in common to bind them together. :-) He totally screwed things up with his girlfriend, but one suspects that he might have decided to try again as the movie ends. Who Knows?

I really was hoping for a film that would give me an idea of what River was like as an actor. This wasn't it. It really didn't have much going for it except Ione.


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