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' ... See full summary »
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
Filmed in 1990, but wasn't released until four years later due to Orion Pictures' bankruptcy. See more »
When Tracey and Finnigan are in the car and "Will You Still Love Me" is playing, at one point he turns off the radio to talk to Tracey. When he turns the radio back on, the song continues from where he turned it off like it was a tape instead of a live broadcast. See more »
"Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)"
Adaptation and Music by Pete Seeger
Words from the Book of Ecclesiastes
Performed by The Byrds
Published by Melody Trails, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more »
Wonderful movie for anyone who was growing up in 1965!!!
I was a junior in high school in 1965. This movie brought back so many wonderful memories of that time. I saw this movie for the first time this year (2003) on HBO. As soon as the movie concluded, I went to Amazon.Com and ordered the DVD of this movie. I loved the entire movie. The music was great and the story was good with wonderful characters. I actually 'knew' some of those folks way back in 1965. I was one of them myself. I will watch this DVD many times and I am sure to enjoy it each time. I do think you needed to be high school age in 1965 to TRULY enjoy and appreciate this movie!!
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