A socially inept fourteen-year-old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends - Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love - fall for each other.
Barry drives his parents to the airport, then tunes a rich woman's piano. He gets her cheating husband's Porsche. The husband's body's in the trunk. Then there's the fraternity's extreme initiation ritual. Will he get his dream girl?
Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with it. Until he discovers Sam's illegal activities.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Released in the same year as another Michael Apted film about the difficulties of growing up. The difference was that 28 Up (1984) was a highly-acclaimed documentary. See more »
You don't want the class to know, you want to be the only one with the answer! You want us to think you're the coolest, hippest... if you're that great, why are you trying so hard to impress us?
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FIRSTBORN (1984) *** Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey, Jr. Absorbing story of a teenager facing his mother's sudden downward spiral thanks to a shifty loser (Weller in a nice turn). Good acting and an original sleeper.
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