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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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

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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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The movie Dori is shown in is called "Figure 8". Later her agent says that there is interest in a sequel "Figure 9". This is believed to be a reference to Caddyshack (1980) and Caddyshack II (1988). See more »

Quotes

Dori Lawrence: I know you need me, and I need my Duke. I'm better than I was, but I'm not the Statue of Liberty. Do you care if I'm still sort of a sucky girl? Because I don't care. And I don't care how many scars you have, if you let me I will purify them. If you love me, we will make a beautiful kingdom out of our suckiness and misery and wounds. This is my heart.
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References Platoon (1986) See more »

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Oliver's Army
Written by Elvis Costello
Performed by Elvis Costello and The Attractions
P.1979 Elvis Costello Ltd.
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company/Elvis Costello Music
By arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing and Demon Music Group
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good depiction of schizophrenia
6 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting movie. Has some real thought provoking parts. The main female lead (Cook) is shown as having schizophrenia. Usually, movies show such people as evil and people to be feared, which is not accurate and only worsens the negative stigma of mental illness - but makes for money making movies.

Knowing a lot of the mental illness of schizophrenia, I can state that the producers of this movie have done a very good job of showing a real person with schizophrenia. Cook does a great job of showing that person.

Yes, movie is somewhat disjointed and the ending somewhat abrupt. But it's still a meaningful movie.


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