From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn't be more different. From suburban Cleveland in... See full summary »
An adventurous romantic drama about a high-school rich kid serving in the Marine Corps to avoid jail, and a schizophrenic actress, whose career is crashing. Mark Deloach lands in the Marine Corps and meets Dori Lawrence before shipping out. Mark and Dori are a perfect match of misfits introduced by a friend, Sue Dubois, whose mother is suing Mark. Dori has left the bright lights of Hollywood to fix her life and mental illness, while at boot camp, Drill Instructor Skeer is on a mission not only to train Mark, but to make a man out of the rebellious teenager. The two outcast lovers, with more than a dose of humor, cling to their romance in spite of obstacles from authorities and circumstances which stand in their way. Written by
According to Reverge Anselmo, Dori Lawrence was based on a real actress in the 1970's who did four movies - two of them big hits - before disappearing from the industry. On the DVD commentary, Anselmo reveals that the actress' brother plays the character of Silvio. The actor is David Holcomb leading many to believe that the actress is Sarah Holcomb of Animal House and Caddyshack. Someone listed as "S.H." is thanked in the end credits. See more »
About the music that trembles in your body. And how you're shy to be so pretty. When you're broken and real and your own hands don't know it. There's a song going hungry for words. And that's too much to say, for a guy who splashed you with water, gave you some tea and bought you a book.
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A rebellious young man from an affluent Connecticut family ends up in the Marines after a DUI car crash that cripples a priest. On leave, he meets a mentally disturbed young woman and falls instantly in love. Then he heads off for Beirut. I'm not giving away any more of the plot. This is an actor's movie, as the plot is practically nonexistent and what there is of it is stolen from about a dozen other movies. Jon Tucker plays the Marine and Rachel L. Cook is the girl of his dreams, as long as she's on Thorazine. Tucker is terrific, and Cook is, well, Cook. The radiant Agnes Bruckner plays their mutual friend, and tries to make the Marine understand that he cannot cure schizophrenia through love alone. Set back in time, when less was known about diseases like schizophrenia. Lots of great period music, and many familiar faces in the adult roles, like Val Kilmer as the drill sergeant, Joe Montegna as the Marine's dad, Ed Begleyt Jr. as the priest and Penny Marshall as the head nurse. Filmed in Connecticut, New York,, D.C. and the Carolinas. Worth a watch for the high level of acting. Just ignore the paper-thin, derivative plot.
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