New York based jazz pianist Willie Conway heads back to his small hometown of Knights Ridge, Massachusetts for a high school reunion. The trip is as much to go to the reunion and see his old friends - none of whom left Knights Ridge after graduation - as it is to get away from his current life, at which he is at a crossroads both personally and professionally. He is just eking out a living with his piano playing gigs, and as such he is thinking about taking a sales job. He's also not sure if he's ready to marry his long time girlfriend, lawyer Tracy Stover. Most of Willie's Knights Ridge blue collar friends' best days were in high school, they still having that "trophy" mentality of girlfriends and wives. Only Michael "Mo" Morris is happily married with a family. Paul Kirkwood, whose room is plastered with magazine pictures of models, wants his waitress ex-girlfriend Jan back only because he knows now that he can't have her. And Tommy "Birdman" Rowland, who was the big man in high ... Written by
good times never seemed so good
Did You Know?
In the piano scene at Johnson Inn while flirting with Willie, Andera (trying to show her coolness and "guy knowledge") says "Pitchers and catchers report in two months, three weeks and six days." Since the movie takes place a few days after Christmas, this time frame would have Spring Training beginning around last week of March/beginning of April... when Pitchers and Catchers would really report around early February. See more
[after Paul's spontaneous marriage proposal
This is the desperate act of a desperate man; only when faced with losing me do you decide you want to spend the rest of your life with me.
So, what's wrong with that? I didn't like the alternative. I mean that's how one usually comes to a decision anyway, right?
Wrong again, Paul. One comes to a decision based on what one wants, not based on what one *doesn't* want. Got it?
References Death Wish
Written by David A. Stewart
& Pete Droge
Performed by Pete Droge
& The Sinners
Courtesy of American Recordings See more