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Permanent Record (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 22 April 1988 (USA)
When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "H.M.S. ... See full summary »

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Phil Diskin ...
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Garrett Lambert ...
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Carolyn Tomei ...
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Sailors Audition (as Ronald John Eckert)
Robert Hooven ...
Nick Kosovich ...
Sailors Audition (as Nicholas Kosovich)
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Storyline

When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "H.M.S. Pinafore", to caring for his family, and soon finds himself under the same pressures. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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High School. Senior Year. His Suicide Shattered Their World. Their Courage Drove Them To Pick Up The Pieces. See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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22 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Song  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,893,139 (USA)
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Trivia

Lou Reed makes a cameo as a musician recording in a studio. Keanu Reeves' character is starstruck and nervously waves to the rock icon. See more »

Quotes

David: You have a Dad?
Chris: Every once in a while.
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Soundtracks

Wishing on Another Lucky Star
Written & Performed by JD Souther
Produced by JD Souther & Waddy Wachtel
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An excellent, worthwhile movie
13 July 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was by far one of the best I've seen in quite some time. Keanu Reeves gives a very heart-felt performance while handling the things in the movie he has to handle. Also, there is some great singing in this movie. Jennifer Rubin's character sings a song at the end of the movie that I would love to be able to find. The singer, whether or not it truly is her, is terrific. The story line is serious, as is the movie, but anyone who wishes to see Keanu master his dramatic, sad role should definitely see this movie.


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