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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

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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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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26 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss Me Goodbye?  »

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$6,264,058 (USA)
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Trivia

River Phoenix, who played Jimmy, was embarrassed by his role in this film See more »

Goofs

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: 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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References American Graffiti (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
Composed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performed by Utah Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
Copyright Warner Brothers, Inc. ASCAP
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What is everyone talking about?
26 September 2004 | by (Hull, England) – See all my reviews

I bought this film recently and before i saw it, i read the user comments and I am shocked about the rating it has gotten! I love this film so much, I felt like I knew the characters! The film just seemed so real and we thought out. It clearly isn't the greatest film in the world etc but it sure as hell doesn't deserve to get the rating everyone else on this site has given it. I loved the film so much. It seems like an awesome film and people obviously don't care about it enough to appreciate it. The acting was great and so was the direction. I cannot say one bad word against the film. Not one bad word. All i have to say is praise.

I think everyone should give this film a chance and see how good it actually is!


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