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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

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A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father's chosen business school.

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Joyce Fickett
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Lisa Bentwright
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Denise Hunter
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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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26 February 1988 (USA)  »

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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 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: Jesus, Fred; do you always have to drive nine miles an hour?
Fred Roberts: Hey, i don't need to drive fast to get my kicks.
Suzie Middleberg: How do you get your kicks?
Denise Hunter: He reads.
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Written and Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Vee Jay Records
Copyright of Conrad Music, a division of Arc Music
Corporation BMI
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Pointless
12 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie when I was younger and enjoyed it, now....it just seems boring. There are no likable characters, the script does a poor job of even letting you get to know anyone but jimmy. It isn't funny, not at all so I'm not sure why it is classified as a comedy. Honestly jimmy just doesn't have that much happen to him, other than lots of sex. Watching this now it just falls flat. There is no lesson learned, no great friendships explored, no amazing love story here. Jimmy doesn't seem to really care about anyone but himself. You get the idea ( due to the narration), that jimmy does indeed become a writer...but that's not explored either. His writing is actually just a side note in the story . It's almost as if somewhere in there a good story existed, but they don't finish telling it or something. It's really just a movie about a selfish person, surrounded by selfish people...who is really nave about life and has no clue what he wants to do, other than girls of course. This movie s devoid of purpose and fairly vapid.


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