Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams - a kooky, lonely misfit with no family and no place to go, insists on calling all those who won't participate in her world, "weirdos," clings to a quiet studious Jerry, who has the ability to make a choice of living in Pookie's private little world or be accepted by the society that Pookie rejects. Unwittingly, it is through their awkward relationship that Pookie actually prepares Jerry for the world of "weirdos" that she doesn't fit into or wish to be apart of.
First love is beautiful hurt....if it happens to you once, you're lucky.
Did You Know?
Uncredited grip Martin Kashuk designed the $50,000 "minicrane," which was used during the six weeks of location shooting in New York. The crane had the capacity to raise the camera twenty feet into the air, and was attached to an Austin, which could move at speeds up to sixty miles per hour and had "self-levelling equipment" that facilitated moving shots on uneven roads without the need for track to be laid. See more
The film's penultimate shot, that of Pookie looking out the bus window, was shot with the camera attached to the outside of the moving bus, but no one apparently thought about the trees lining the street behind the camera. The visual is shaken for a second after tree branches inadvertently brush up against the equipment. See more
Apis mellifica - that's short for "bee", right?
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