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Reckless (1984)

Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a ... See full summary »

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James Foley

Writer:

Chris Columbus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Quinn ... Johnny Rourke
Daryl Hannah ... Tracey Prescott
Kenneth McMillan ... John Rourke Sr
Cliff De Young ... Phil Barton
Lois Smith ... Mrs. Prescott
Adam Baldwin ... Randy Daniels
Dan Hedaya ... Peter Daniels
Billy Jayne ... David Prescott (as Billy Jacoby)
Toni Kalem ... Donna
Jennifer Grey ... Cathy Bennario
Haviland Morris ... Mary Pat Sykes
Pamela Springsteen ... Karen Sybern
Susan Kingsley Susan Kingsley ... Eileen
Adam LeFevre ... Officer Haskell
Ellen Mirojnick ... Physics Teacher
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Storyline

Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a boyfriend but he acts like a jerk, so Johnny has to win Tracy's heart - something she seems reluctant to let him do. Written by Rob Hartill

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Girls like Tracy never tell their parents about guys like Rourke.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jovens sem Rumo See more »

Filming Locations:

Mingo Junction, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,446,016, 5 February 1984

Gross USA:

$8,289,916

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,289,916
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Columbus later admitted in an interview with "The Opie and Anthony Show" that the film that was eventually made was drastically altered from the intentions of his script. He had intended it to be a drama about working-class people in the Midwest, but the film was transformed into a steamy romance. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Rourke: Why won't you let me drive you home?
Tracy Prescott: Because I... I don't want you to know where I live.
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Connections

Referenced in Death of A Cheerleader (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

IS THAT ALL THERE IS
Performed by Peggy Lee
Written and Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Arranged by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Mediocre screenplay saved by fine acting
29 January 2004 | by citrohanSee all my reviews

On the surface, there's a lot about Reckless that spells turkey. Troubled and angry boy from the wrong side of town falls for the pretty rich cheerleader. Well, we all have seen that a million times, from Rebel Without a Cause to The Breakfast Club. Then there is the casting of actors who are transparently too old to play teenagers. Yet there is something about Reckless that draws one in and keeps them there for the full 90 minutes, and that something is in two words: Aidan Quinn. His performance is so on the mark, we can so easily feel his pain and angst, and that's not easy considering much of his lines are insipid. And yes, we cant overlook the fact that he is very easy on the eyes (the word dreamy comes to mind). But Quinn shows in this picture and most of his subsequent work that he is not merely just another pretty face, but a fine actor.


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