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Boys (1996)

 -  Mystery | Drama | Romance  -  10 May 1996 (USA)
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Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by prep school student John Baker. He takes her to his dorm. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For John this ... See full summary »

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John Baker Jr
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Officer Kellogg Curry
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Fenton Ray (as James LeGros)
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Bud Valentine
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Bartender
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John Murphy
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John Cooke
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Officer Bill Martone
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Teacher
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John Phillips
Vivienne Shub ...
Frances
Russell Young ...
John Van Slieder
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Jon Heinz
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Jilly
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Storyline

Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by prep school student John Baker. He takes her to his dorm. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For John this becomes a road to maturity and for Patty it's a way back to love and tenderness. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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No one stays innocent forever.

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Mystery | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Girl You Want  »

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$516,350 (USA)
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Trivia

Several shots take place in a coffee shop/dining area of the school. The location used was the real coffee shop of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, normally painted a modest off-white. The filmmakers had the coffe shop painted a bizarre orange color for the production, then painted back to white after they were finished. See more »

Quotes

John Baker Jr: God, are you always like this?
Patty: Ya, I'm always like this.
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The Secret
Written by David Wyndorf (as Dave Wyndorff)
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Mysterious, Witty, Romantic, Visually Appealing
28 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was skeptical, as many others may have been, before I saw this movie. The idea of a teenager finding a damsel in distress did seem a little immature. However, the simple plot is mapped out very well. The events in this film occur in a logical manner, and as always Lukas and Winona's acting is superb.

I even found the secondary characters realistic. This is really one of those movies that keeps on giving. I have seen it about four times over the years, and each time I have caught another subtle detail that made me realize how well this was made.

I would not, however, recommend this movie to anyone who must see high action to enjoy a movie. There is quite a bit of dialogue, and you won't hear much noise in the background. And I must comment on the soundtrack, lighting, and clothing of this movie, which really add to the mood.

The main characters in this movie both want to escape from their current situations, and I found myself wanting to escape with them. You should definitely catch this one.


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