Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail. A local restaurant owner hires him to collect fish from a boat out in the bay, and the boy discovers that the restaurant owner is using the fish to bring drugs in to shore. He steals one load and goes about selling it so his mother can afford to quit her job. Written by
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language and drug-related scenes, and for brief but strong sensuality
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Did You Know?
Key West, FL, in 1990, was a filming location and setting for this 1969 period movie, and the next movie shot there, in 1992, was a 1962 period movie, Matinee. Coincidently, both movies featured major 1960s historical events: the 1969 Apollo Moon landing, and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. President John F. Kennedy is strongly associated with both of events. See more
On a still July day, the voice of a Common Loon on its Minnesota lake is heard way down in Florida. See more
How come you don't got somebody? Aren't you lonely?
Yeah, sure. The only thing worse than being lonely with yourself is to be lonely with someone.
References Dark Shadows
Written by Mack Rice
Performed by Wilson Pickett See more