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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Twiller
Crutch Kane
Aeryk Egan ...
Gina Gabooch
Spider Bomboni
Beau Dremann ...
Angelo Gabooch
Mrs. Kitty Twiller
Mr. Joe Twiller
Adult Jack Twiller
Gary Ellenberg ...
Mr. Malloy


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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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack in the Box  »

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Box Office


$1,382,259 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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 Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »


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A hidden surprise
3 December 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this 50's based coming of age comedy about love. I don't know about you, but I didn't see this at the cinema. I guess like everybody else, I saw it when it came on pay per view. Looks like a right to video winner. A fresh, young, and highly entertaining cast. The story has a little bit of "Porky's" style, but, who cares? That's what makes it an enjoyable movie.

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