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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
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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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1 February 1991 (USA)  »

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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

Peanut: She wears a training bra.
Jack Twiller: Why? So she can learn to do tricks with her tits?
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Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Written by Morris Levy and Frankie Lymon
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Looking Back...to the 50's
6 December 2002 | by (Delaware, USA) – See all my reviews

"Book of Love" is a great movie to sit down with on a Saturday afternoon or on a rainy day. It's one of those movies that's considered "cute." The movie is told from teenager Jack's point of view. It's about his life. It's really fun to look back at the 50's and see how different things are now...even if you're not from that generation. The hairdos, the clothes, the cars? All authentic...or at least very realistic. This movie is a definite must-see if you're in the mood to see a good movie and you're just not sure what you want to see.


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