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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

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A charming womaniser has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love or go to a business school, recommended by his father.

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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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Lisa Bentwright: [unzipping Jimmy's pants] Jimmy, Jimmy can I see it?
Lisa Bentwright: Won't something happen?
Jimmy Reardon: Not if I don't want it to.
Lisa Bentwright: It looks funny.
Jimmy Reardon: Do you wanna hurt it's feelings?
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YOU'RE THE ONE (THAT I ADORE)
Written by Don D. Robey (as "Deadric Malone")
Performed by Bobby Bland
Courtesy of MCA Records
Copyright Duchess Music Corp. BMI
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'A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon'
23 October 2005 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

This is a film about a boy named Jimmy Reardon. He's at a turning point in his life, and he has no clue as to what path to take. Sound interesting? Not really.

This movie plays off a depth that is non-existent. It's hard to take the main character seriously, when I have no understanding of his view point. Jimmy is shallow and unlikable, and exactly the kind of character you don't want to portray.

I read somewhere that RP's mother strongly hinted that he take this role because he hadn't done a film for over two years. I understand that. And I know that River rose above this kind of film and was almost making works of art, before his sudden and tragic death.

All I can say about this movie is that it's trying to be intellectual, but don't by into it. Only small-minded individuals could find the sexual promiscuity of Jimmy the equivalent of 'art'.

2, just for being a RP film.


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