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There Goes My Baby (1994)

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Graduates of a Los Angeles high school in 1965 see America's culture and politics gradually change.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pirate
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Stick (as Rick Schroder)
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Sunshine
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Finnegan
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Babette
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Tracy
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Mary Beth
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Calvin (as Kenny Ransom)
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Pop
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Mr. Burton (as Paul Xavier Gleason)
Frederick Coffin ...
Mr. Maran
Janet MacLachlan ...
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Frank
Humble Harve Miller ...
The Beard
Shon Greenblatt ...
Morrisey
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Storyline

In the summer of 1965, strict high-school Westwood's senior class in its privileged white suburb of L.A. graduates. Their relief to get out of the oppressive model of 'good American' behavior none actually adopted is soon spoiled. Surfer boy George Jr. 'Stick' is enlisting as volunteer for Vietnam, which is portrayed as a 'police action', panics on his last evening. Academic weakling Pirate, who intended to dodge a draft as drifter, suddenly faces the pregnancy of his lifelong true love Sunny. A spoiled 'princess' (also narrator) bitches because her parents want her to attend UCLA, not 'revolutionary' Berkeley. Calvin, the only black mate, lives in the poor quarter Watts, where the majority of his race plunders and attacks everyone, including class poet Michael Finnegan, whose family treated Calvin as an adopted son. Finnegan decides to symbolically deal with the hated school principal's patriotic pride, the Soldier statue... Written by KGF Vissers

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It was the summer of '65. Rock 'n' roll was alive. And the future of this country went looking for America.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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2 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Last Days of Paradise  »

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$10,500,000 (estimated)

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$125,169 (USA)
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Trivia

Filmed in 1990, but wasn't released until four years later due to Orion Pictures' bankruptcy. See more »

Goofs

At one point the narrator in talking about the Watts Riot speaks of the assassination of President Kennedy happening the year before. The Watts riots happened in August 1965 and the JFK assassination happened in November 1963, which would place it almost two years earlier, not one as stated. See more »

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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Written by Bob Dylan
Published by Warner Bros. Inc. (ASCAP)
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Not worth watching
7 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this back in '94 when it was finally released. Apparently because Orion pictures was in bankruptcy, I think, the movie had not been released a couple of years earlier.

I have problem remembering details partly because I haven't seen it in a long time, but I do remember it as a very dull movie. I kept debating whether to walk out of it. The store was not at all interesting or engaging. Was a 3rd rate America Graffiti imitation.

None of the performances make it worth watching either. One of the biggest disappointments since a local newspaper reviewer gave it a high rating.


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