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Marvin J. Chomsky
C. Thomas Howell
Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson (C. Thomas Howell), soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody (Jamie Lee Curtis) and is attracted to her. She runs the local Demolition Derby place. Ernie "Slam" Webster (Patrick Swayze) is on of the drivers in the derby who's wife is cheating on him, and wants to later on be with Mike. Tim falls for Mike and a big love triangle is about to happen. Written by
Even with a nice midwestern setting and a truly honest effort to make a film that most people could relate to on some level, this movie just comes up way short. I just stopped caring about these characters about halfway in, and I spent the remainder of the film waiting for the predictable ending to take place. It's not that this is a bad film, but I would call it generic, and it has a basic storyline that would be familiar to most movie-goers. I'm quite certain that you can easily find a better film than this next time you're looking to kill some time with a movie.
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