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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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15 January 1988 (Japan)  »

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Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss Me Goodbye?  »

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$6,264,058 (USA)
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The parents of lead actor (River Phoenix) asked director (William Richert) to remove a line by character Joyce Fickett in which she states to Jimmy Reardon; "Jimmy, I want to fuck you", fearing that it would affect their 16 year old sons relationship with his tween fan base. Richert refused to remove it completely but muted the line instead. See more »

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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 »

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Jimmy Reardon: 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!
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THEME FROM 'A SUMMER PLACE'
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A miserable thing to do to someone
12 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just absolutely godawful- so so completely garbage. Lets start at the top, its called A Night in The Life of Jimmy Reardon, but it takes place over the course of several months, maybe the director just liked the sound of the title rather than its accuracy. Next, its a movie about a miserable "ladies-man" who deceives friends, lovers and family members for small cowardly reasons. The filmmaker celebrates these meaningless deceptions, the filmmaker celebrates his heartless soulless Don Juan, its so insane and confusing that it left this reviewer asking this question "hey what the hell is this crap?" I mean who the hell is this movie for? What sort of awful hate filled rapist wants to watch this? Jimmy Reardon is a character devoid of kindness and compassion, less man and more entirely a creature, a creature that does not interact with fellow humans than so much stalk them in a predatory manner. DESTROY THIS MOVIE!


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