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Cast

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Jack Twiller
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Crutch Kane
Aeryk Egan ...
Peanut
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Gina Gabooch
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Spider Bomboni
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Floyd
Beau Dremann ...
Angelo Gabooch
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Mrs. Kitty Twiller
John Achorn ...
Mr. Joe Twiller
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Adult Jack Twiller
Michael Cavalieri ...
Ubaldini
Gary Ellenberg ...
Drainpipe
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Mr. Malloy
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A friend delivers John Twiller greetings from a long gone high school girlfriend. This makes him open his school's yearbook - his "Book of Love" - and remember the old times, way back in 1956, when he was in his last year of high school and his family just moved to the town. He hung out with geeky Paul Kayne and tried to get the attention of Lily, who unfortunately was together with bully Angelo. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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8 August 1991 (Germany)  »

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Jack in the Box  »

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$1,382,259 (USA)
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Trivia

In the book "Jack In The Box", Jack Twiller's experiences are followed from elementary to high school, while in his screenplay, William Kotzwinkle creates a younger brother, dividing these experiences between two separate characters. See more »

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The poster for East of Eden shows a picture of James Dean in his famous red jacket with the white t-shirt and jeans from _Rebel without a Cause (1955)_, a movie which came out on a later date. See more »

Quotes

Jack Twiller: Crutch, the weirdest thing just happened to me. This, this girl offered me hot sex for a dollar.
Crutch Kane: Why didn't you come and get me?
Jack Twiller: Crutch, she was just like, nine years old.
Crutch Kane: So what? My cocker spaniel's only five.
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Features East of Eden (1955) See more »

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Little Darlin
Written by Maurice Williams
Performed by The Diamonds
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a movie unfortunately overlooked by most, kind of like its hero
5 July 2002 | by (Oklahoma, USA) – See all my reviews

The movie has a simple goal, and that's to make you like the under-appreciated, overlooked geek known as Jack Twiller--to sympathize with his coming of age: the awkwardness, embarrassing moments, bullies, and, yes, even pimple cream.

There is no great intellectual message, no uplifting moral to the movie. Quite honestly, it doesn't take itself that seriously, which is the entire point. This isn't an art house film, folks. It's a "kick back in your flannel jammies with some ice cream after a rotten day" kind of movie. It's a fun movie made simply to make us laugh. Stop analyzing and digging for profundity. Just laugh.


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