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Book of Love (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 August 1991 (Germany)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Jack in the Box  »

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$1,382,259 (USA)
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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 »

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Angelo Gabooch: Anybody touches my sister, I kick his slats in.
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School Days
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Charming actors in charming movie--low rating a crock.
13 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hadn't seen this movie in years, and I was so lucky to see it by chance on Comedy Central this morning. This movie is a charmer.

Set in 1955, it covers some of the same nostalgic territory as "A Christmas Story," but it does so beautifully, with very accurate and attractive art direction.

Chris Young, Keith Coogan, Danny Nucci, and John Cameron Mitchell are all at their most attractive and charming youthful best here. The fact that the film has all of them doing good work, as well as a lot of other talented character actors, is an indication of the craftsmanship that went into this picture.

It's a portrait, a slice-of-life of our hero's last year of so of high school.

The very last minute of the picture, seeing Michael McKeen as the hero grown up, just doesn't mesh with what came before, but don't let that keep you from seeing and appreciating this film. It's a delight.

This is a pretty darn clean and wholesome picture. There may be some understandable sexual, hormonal aspects and humor here, but pretty much anyone age 14 (or 12) on up will be mature enough to enjoy this film.

It's just too bad there aren't more recent credits for Chris Young. He's sweet, charming, and sensitive here. Surely there's a place for that among roles for character actors in their 30s.


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