Fred Tate is a prodigy. He's also a lonely, little boy with the emotional needs that his single mom covers. Worries about world problems gives him ulcer. He takes a quantum physics summer college class at 7.
Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, think that she is a little too liberal and liberated for ... See full summary »
A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.
Four best friends, with four different personalities, have issues of their own. Deidre is fascinated by her sexuality and has many boyfriend problems. Madge is unhappily overweight and has overprotective parents. Annie boozes and does drugs, and runs away from her abusive father, a policeman. Jeanie has to take care of them and is fighting with her divorced mother. The only way to loosen up, and forget all the bad things happening in their lives, is to party and have fun. Jeanie is ready to grow up and wants to stop acting like a child. Annie is the worst of them all and Jeanie is worried about her the most. She risks her neck more than once trying to keep Annie clean and free from trouble. However, Annie's unstable behavior and flare ups keeps everyone on edge.Written by
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According to Cherie Currie's book "Neon Angel", she and Jodie Foster got along real well. But Jodie's mother was not all that interested in Jodie making friends with Cherie. See more »
Jodie Foster's hair changes during the party scenes. In some shots, she's wearing two combs (pulling her hair off of her face), while in other shots, she's wearing one comb with the other side combed straight down. See more »
[after Jeanie was talking to a pimp on Hollywood Boulevard, looking for Annie]
God, Jeanie, I don't know how you could even talk to that guy. I mean like, he looks like a... He could hypnotize you like a cobra or something you know, and the next thing you're out on the Boulevard and you're dressed like the Pointer Sisters.
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When the girls drive into Hollywood to find Annie, a very fast shot of a young man being arrested (hands placed behind his back) has since been replaced on the DVD with an alternate shot of the city. The original shot can still be seen on the VHS. See more »
One of the best portrayals of being a teen in the late 70's early 80's. Jodie Foster is simply wonderful as the one who tries to hold all of her friends together through the difficult times of being a teen in Califirnia; actually this could have been set in any city. I lived this life of parties, concerts and excess during this same era. Being 44 and looking back it is like looking back into my own memories of kids I went to school with and the things we experienced. Though the look of this movie is dated, big hair, satin jackets etc, however it certainly is still relevant. Donna Summer's "On the Radio" is such a great song and is a vital part of the fabric of this move. This is movie is so much better than the teen sex farces that seemed to proliferate after this movie came out - because it is a pretty close portrayal of what being a teen at this time was like with absent parents and lots of free time.If you haven't seen it you should...
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