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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
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Mr. Joe Twiller
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Adult Jack Twiller
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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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1 February 1991 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

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

Angelo Gabooch: Anybody touches my sister, I kick his slats in.
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HIGH SCHOOL MOVIE AT ITS BEST
26 August 1999 | by (Rutherford, TN) – See all my reviews

This movie is very entertaining and should be mentioned in the same context as movies such as Porky's, Fast times at Ridgemont High, and American Pie. While it lacks the perversion of those films, it makes up with a dynamite cast and a very good storyline. Its got its memorable and embarrassing moments. The party scene and the birthday candle for Shank are my favorites. If you enjoy good old fashioned high school flicks check it out.


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