David and Jade are high-school sweethearts and happy in love. But when Jades grades starts to drop her father forbid the young couple to see each other. Mad with frustration and desire David tries to reverse the decision, with catastrophic results.Written by
The MPAA awarded the initial cut of the movie an X rating. Franco Zeffirelli subsequently made several cuts in the love scenes between Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt to achieve a lower rating. The movie was resubmitted to the MPAA five times before they awarded this an R rating. See more »
At night, as David is starting the fire, when the wind in the trees is shown, day-for-night filming fails to hide that the sunny blue sky can clearly be seen through the foliage. See more »
I think that night... that night that I came down and saw you with Jade and then made love to my husband... I was making love to you.
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I will have to read the novel this is based on because, overall the effect of the story in unrealistic, and frankly, strange.
Yes, Brooke Shields looks lovely. Her sometime boyfriend is apparently obsessive. We see the usual nebulous references to psychiatry, which was a prevalent plot twist during this time period. When a story plot could not gel, the psychiatric angle would be thrown in to the story (Think: "Prom Night", "Halloween" or "Lipstick").
Don Murray as the ever concerned but clueless father, once again. Disjointed families, divorce and early 80's drama. Not the worst, but certainly could have been better. The hospital and diagnosis of the obsessive boyfriend were completely surreal. 4/10
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