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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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Taglines:

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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Comedy | Drama

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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

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 »

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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Shout
Written by Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley
Performed by Clifford Goldsmith (as Cliff Goldsmith), Gillis and Terrence Forsythe
Produced by Barry Fasman
Published by Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co. d/b/a Longitude Music Co. (BMI)
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An astute period piece....
23 April 2000 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

It certainly would help if you, (as I was) a teenager during the mid to late 60's to enjoy this movie. The writer and director skillfully encapsulated all the issues of the time into a two hour movie that chronicled one graduation day/eve in 1965. All the emotions, political troubles, moral issues, family belief structures and youthful life styles and were portrayed through the friendship of these few individuals. This movie was one of the most nostalgic films I have ever watched.


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