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
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turned down a chance to direct, because he felt he couldn't do justice to Scott Rosenberg
's script, which placed characterization and dialogue above dramatic event. See more
During the fight, Tommy is held against his truck by two of Steve's friends. The friend on Tommy's left in the rear shots is holding his head. In the alternating frontal shots the hand disappears. In the final frontal scene Steve's friend on the right is holding Tommy's head. See more
Do you want to go home with me?
I had to ask, because to be honest with you, I don't find you the least bit attractive. Now do you want to go home with me?
Be For Real
Written by Frederick Knight
Performed by The Afghan Whigs
(as Afghan Whigs)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group for the world excluding the U.K. and Mute Records for the U.K. See more