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

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Cast

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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)
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Mr. Maran
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Lottie
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Frank
Humble Harve Miller ...
The Beard
Shon Greenblatt ...
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Storyline

In the final few days of Pop's Paradise - a hamburger joint that's been a second home to Westwood High's senior class - and a group of friends must face the biggest decisions of their lives. There's Stick, a surfer headed for Vietnam, Pirate, who wants to discover America along Route 66, and Michael, whose political activism may destroy his Harvard-bound future. Little do any of them realize that their final carefree days will also mark the end of their - and all of America's - innocence. Written by Anonymous

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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. See more »

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

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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

The film is set in 1965, so it's unlikely Pirate would have heard Tim Hardin's "A Reason to Believe" which wasn't released until 1966. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Smoky Places
Written by Abner Spector
Performed by The Corsairs
Published by Bonnyview Music Corp.
Courtesy of Original Sound Record Co., Inc.
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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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