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Goodbye, Franklin High (1978)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | April 1978 (USA)
During his senior year, a high-school student must deal with his girlfriend and parents, and make a difficult decision whether to do the safe thing and go to college or try for a glamorous baseball career.

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Mike MacFarland

Writer:

Stu Krieger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lane Caudell Lane Caudell ... Will Armer
Julie Adams ... Janice Armer
William Windom ... Clifford Armer
Darby Hinton ... Mark Jeffries
Ann Dusenberry ... Sharon Browne
Ron Lombard Ron Lombard ... Gregg Lombardi
Stu Krieger Stu Krieger ... Kurt Moriarty
Myron Healey ... Walter Craig (as Myron Healy)
Virginia Gregg ... Nurse
Kenneth Tobey ... Police Captain
Mary Treen ... Teacher
Hillary Horan Hillary Horan ... Mary Burton (as Hilary Horan)
Loren Ewing ... Marine Recuiter
Joe Carlo Joe Carlo ... Skip Munson
Barry Paul Silver Barry Paul Silver ... Joby
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During his senior year, a high-school student must deal with his girlfriend and parents, and make a difficult decision whether to do the safe thing and go to college or try for a glamorous baseball career.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1978 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Cal-Am Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Why wasn't Lane Caudell a bigger star?
2 November 2006 | by effjaysullivanSee all my reviews

Solid acting, well-written story propel "Goodbye Franklin High" past most of the teen-oriented movies of the '70s, not to mention the out-and-out exploitation flicks like "The Van" or the dopey (though still engaging) "Swim Team" and "Satan's Cheerleaders" (which drove a stake through Yvonne DeCarlo's already flagging career). The earnestness of this movie is the key to its charm, and the characters have a ring of authenticity: Like the majority of real teenagers, the characters in this movie work hard, go to school, party a little bit, hook up, struggle with their parents and face their futures with a mix of hope and trepidation. If I had to sum this movie up in one word, it would be "Genuine." Or perhaps "Charming." An interesting side note: "Franklin High's" star, the hunky yet likable Lane Caudell, sang and wrote the theme song for the underrated thriller "Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot," though he doesn't appear in that film, to my knowledge.


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