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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  15 January 1988 (Japan)
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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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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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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 »

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

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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References A Summer Place (1959) See more »

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SHOP AROUND
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) and Berry Gordy
Performed by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Records
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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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