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The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...

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Mark Deloach
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Sue 'of the Dubervilles' Dubois
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Gil Deloach
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Mrs. Hengen
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Father Concoff
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Gregory Tripodi (as Michael Goduti)
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Gina Deloach
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Dori's Agent, Ricky (as Andre Vippolis)
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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 Anonymous

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality, language, drinking and drug content involving teens | See all certifications »
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27 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$113,620 (USA) (21 May 2004)

Gross:

$174,318 (USA) (4 June 2004)
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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 (1978) and Caddyshack (1980). Someone listed as "S.H." is thanked in the end credits. See more »

Quotes

SDI Skeer: Is your girlfriend a debutante?
Mark Deloach: Sir...
SDI Skeer: I said "Is your girlfriend a debutante?"
Mark Deloach: Sir, this recruit just doesn't know, sir.
SDI Skeer: Are you a Goddamn virgin?
Mark Deloach: Sir, yes, sir!
Drill Instructor #3: You got to be fucking shitting me.
SDI Skeer: MOUNTAIN CLIMB!
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References Platoon (1986) See more »

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Diamond in the Rough
Written by Steve Lane and Joel Wachbrit
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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romance without intensity
12 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

In 1983, Mark Deloach (Jonathan Tucker) is wounded as a Marine. In 1980, Hollywood singer/actress Dori Lawrence (Rachael Leigh Cook) suffers a mental breakdown. She goes to a mental hospital where she meets Mark. He's there to visit Sue Dubois (Agnes Bruckner) after they got into a dangerous car crash. Sue's mother (Carrie Fisher) is threatening to sue and put her daughter in the mental institution. The principal of their high school Father Concoff (Ed Begley, Jr.) is also severely injured in the incident. Mark Deloach is sent into the Marine Corps by his powerful father (Joe Mantegna) and the court. Sergeant Skeer (Val Kilmer) has to break down the rebellious Mark. Dori and Sue are released to a halfway house and become best friends.

Other than a few meetings, Mark and Dorri don't spend that much time together until fifty minutes. It's too long to start a romance and the chemistry suffers. It tries to be an Officer and a Gentleman. None of it is able to exceed the what it aspires to be. The two leads are capable of more and the story doesn't have enough tension. The story sets up some dark potential but in the end, it does nothing with them.


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