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There Goes My Baby (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  2 September 1994 (USA)
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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 ...
Lottie
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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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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  »

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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

"California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & The Papas came out in January/February of 1966 but it's played on the radio and sung as a duet by Pirate & Sunshine in the summer of 1965. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Be True to Your School
Written by Mike Love (uncredited) and Brian Wilson
Performed by The Beach Boys
Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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A picture of what happened, is happening, or will happen in our lives...
26 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Although it might not seem, it's a picture of what happens, at least once, in our lives... As the countdown begins for the demolition of Pop's Paradise, great friends get closer and closer to separation, as they will start heading for their own lives, following their "objectives", their dreams, after finishing high school. It all happens in the mid 60s, among social and political tension, which characterized the problems in the U.S.A. during those times. Full of spirit, it will show you courage, friend and leadership, and make you feel somehow nostalgic. The soundtrack couldn't be better, as it gathers some of the greatest hits of that decade, like The Drifters or Beach Boys.


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