18 year-old Peter lives with his parents in a middle-class Toronto suburb and rebels constantly against their imposed middle-class goals and conventions and the materialist values they represent. He constantly mocks and belittles his family with his only real ally being his girlfriend Julie. Peter's relationship with his parents reaches its boiling point when he borrows his father's new car without permission and is left by him to spend the night in jail after Peter is arrested for reckless driving. Peter runs away from home and moves into a rooming house, and eventually gets a shady job as a parking attendant. His relationship with Julie becomes exponentially more complicated and he finally realizes that being alone in the real world is much harder than he ever imagined.Written by
They're teen-agers. They're waiting for a subway at 2 A.M. - but they're not going home. You wouldn't think it could happen to a couple of average kids like these. They've got everything...money, clothes, college ahead of them. But they spend the money on kicks, live in dungarees, and they aren't going to college. What's with them? What's egging them on? You'll see...in a shattering, shocking film that shows what teen-agers feel...but never tell... See more »
I saw this film in late 1970 or early 1971. i didn't realize it was from 1964, i thought it was new. It was shown at my university, i am not even sure why i went to see it. I was 21 at the time. I'd been through a very rough time with my parents when i was underage, including my dad putting me in juvenile hall when i was 15, then probation and a foster home. When i saw this film, i was going through a break up with a really nice guy. I had done things to destroy the relationship, rejecting him, trying to be 'uncommitted,' and then when he moved on, i felt very sorry and regretful. the last time i saw him, we were in my car and i dropped him off at a freeway onramp in the rain, him carrying his guitar, and i drove off into the rain, it was night time. Soon after that i saw this movie. And then i wrote a song about the break up of my relationship which i called Nobody Waved Good-bye, which is the chorus. It's loosely based on the movie. I actually do not remember much about the movie, except there was rain and parting and sadness and youth. i would love to see it again. That's why i just googled it. The movie had a deep and lasting effect on me, the characters were very real, the issues were real. Now i need to find how to see this movie again. btw, my then boyfriend left me for another girl who he married and they are still together to this day, happy with kids and grandkids, we are now Facebook friends.
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