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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Cast

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Mark Deloach
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Sue 'of the Dubervilles' Dubois
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Staff Sergeant Skeer
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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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Francine
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Storyline

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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Boy In A Flack Jacket Meets Girl In A Straight Jacket. See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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A Batalha do Amor  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$174,318 (USA) (4 June 2004)
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Reverge Anselmo, himself a former Marine, made members of the cast pass boot camp in order to participate in the production. See more »

Quotes

Nando: I'm a high pisser!
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Connections

References Platoon (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Hush
Written by Joe South
Performed by Marty Ross
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Tunes
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6 June 2004 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Having shared many conversations with Reverge Anselmo, I found him to be the honorable person portrayed in this wonderful film based on a time in his life. Both he and his film deserve high praise. With "Stateside" R. Anselmo brings the audience an intimate story with the ring of universal truth. Jonathan Tucker captures what I would imagine the young Anselmo to be, a young man of honor who grew up to be an honorable adult. I look forward to seeing future films from this talented writer/director, who presents glimpses of his interior with each project and who will meet with continued success telling stories that resonate with audiences.


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