A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joyce Fickett
Lisa Bentwright
Denise Hunter
Louanne ...
Suzie Middleberg
Fred Roberts (as Matthew L. Perry)
Al Reardon
Jane Hallaren ...
Faye Reardon
Jason Court ...
Mathew Hollander
Mr. Spaulding
Marji Banks ...
Emma Spaulding
Margaret Moore ...
Mrs. Bentwright
Anastasia Fielding ...
Kamie Harper ...
Rosie Reardon
Toby Reardon


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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Release Date:

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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1.85 : 1
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Matthew Perry's movie debut. See more »


When Jimmy talks to Rosie at the bowling alley, "He's So Fine" is playing. The film is set in 1962; "He's So Fine" was released in 1963. See more »


Suzie Middleberg: I happen to know there are only four out of our entire senior class.
Jimmy Reardon: Four what?
Suzie Middleberg: Girls! Who have not been de-flowered.
Jimmy Reardon: Yeah, right.
Suzie Middleberg: Ask me one?
Jimmy Reardon: Denise Hunter.
Suzie Middleberg: I know the boy who did it. It happen last summer at a splash party at the Bentwrights.
Jimmy Reardon: Lisa's house?
Suzie Middleberg: This was before you knew her. Anyway, Denise walked into one of the rooms and... whammo! The petals fell. Over the year I have counted enough fallen petals to cover the Rose Bowl.
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Written by Doris Troy (as Doris Payne) and Gregory Carroll
Performed by Doris Troy
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Copyright Loca Music Publishing Company, Troy Music Company and Premier Music BMI
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Sad that most people doesn't understand most of it...
31 May 2002 | by (Lisboa, Portugal) – See all my reviews

I miss movies like these. strong and poetic writing with intense narration by Phoenix. the story is at the same time simple but influent and memorable to our common lives of all days.

the scene when Phoenix rides the car through the alleys and talking about cigars is hardly forgotten.

we all, not even for once, have lived like this, we all have been a teen like this, we all have had our small and big frustrations like these, and we all have had surprises... ...and there's always a new day to come.


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