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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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River Pheonix is Jimmy Reardon. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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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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Matthew Perry's movie debut. 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 »

Quotes

Jimmy Reardon: Do you want to give up? Is that what you're trying to tell me?
Fred Roberts: That's right...
Jimmy Reardon: Fine. Go to Harvard a virgin! But what are you gonna do when they ask you how many times you've scored? Those ivy league schools send out questionaires on that kinda stuff you know.
Fred Roberts: I'll lie.
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References A Summer Place (1959) See more »

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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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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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