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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 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: I'm going to rape her on the way out.
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References A Summer Place (1959) See more »

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GREEN ONIONS
Written by Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg (as Louis Steinberg), Al Jackson Jr. and Booker T. Jones
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Copyright Irving Music Inc. BMI
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JUST THANK GOD IT WASN'T HIS SWAN SONG
29 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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