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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
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When Jimmy and Fred eat at the diner, "Just One Look" is playing. The film is set in 1962; "Just One Look" was released in 1963. See more »
River must have been asleep when he read this script. A young actor known for choosing meaty, meaningful roles, in this instance, he must have been going for cheap publicity. Well, I don't think he made many fans with this one. I'm not even sure what movie this compares to. It went on too long and was hardly worth watching. On a personal note. I will always miss River. He was the best young actor of his generation. And the business of movie making has not been the same without him. He could have reached the top. Goodbye again, young friend.
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