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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 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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Sincere and well-presented
19 August 2004 | by twanuritSee all my reviews

This hasn't been probably seen since the early 1980s when it was on a UHF station; a "lost" film that was never on VHS or (probably) never on DVD. It's definitely a period piece via the 1970s fashions, music, big cars, etc. However it's a thoughtful, low-key, well-scored, sometimes funny drama of a teen (Lane Caudell), about to graduate from high school, and unsure of his future. He might pursue a baseball career, go to college or join the military: his best friend (Darby Hinton) and girlfriend (Ann Dusenberry) help him. His father (the excellent William Windom) is also having severe health problems. There's a surprising, unexpected revelation toward the end regarding his mother (well-played by Julie Adams) that triggers conflict. Small budget only enhances the film's likability, young stars are nearly as good as the veteran actors. See it, if you can.


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