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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 ...
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  »

Box Office

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$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

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 »

Connections

References Cat Ballou (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wonder Why
Written by Ricardo Weeks, Maxwell Anderson (uncredited) & Ode Oloyinka
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion) & The Belmonts
Published by 3 Seas Music, A Division of Continental Communications Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Laurie Records
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A Corn Casserole
29 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Corn Casserole recipe

1 can of corn 1 cup of cheese 4-8 stars-to-be 1 decent soundtrack

That's what the back of the box to this movie should have read. I saw this for the first time years ago, and then saw it again yesterday. I liked it the first time around, the second time around garnered a different reaction.

Seriously, it's not that bad, but it's not that good, either. Kelli Williams, Noah Wyle, and Rick Schroeder are adequate, given the material they had. Dermot Mulrooney was annoying at best. Several times through the movie, I could almost see George Lucas picking up the phone to call his lawyers for all the blatant Graffiti rip-offs, but then he replaced the receiver because, what the hell, the movie's not really worth it.

What did I learn from this movie? Ladies, whatever you do, Do NOT name your child Pirate. Ever. No, I mean it. Think of the child.


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