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Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 May 1985 (USA)
When her father goes out of town, beautiful A-student Natalie lets best friends Jeff and Polly move in. Separately and together, the trio of young teens learn much about life, love, and growing up.


Linda Feferman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Connelly ... Natalie Becker
Byron Thames ... Jeff Moran
Maddie Corman ... Polly Franklin
Alan Boyce ... James Casey
Michael Zaslow ... Natalie's Father
Polly Draper ... Jeff's Mother
Marshall Bell ... Jeff's Stepfather
Billy Wirth ... Zoo Knudsen
Terry Kinney ... Bill the Photographer
Spalding Gray ... Dr. Rodney
Michael Higgins ... Senator Peterson
Denny Dillon ... Aunt Gail
Lauren Holly ... Lisa
Paul Martell Paul Martell ... White House Aide
Margo Skinner Margo Skinner ... Polly's Mother


Natalie Becker is staying at home studying and working on an essay to meet the president while her father is away. Jeffrey Moran, a childhood friend (whom her father does not know) is having trouble with his stepfather, Jeremy, who is an immature bully, so she lets him stay with her. All sorts of trouble and misunderstandings ensue. Natalie's best friend Polly tries to date a pro baseball player, Zoo Knudson, and is very intrusive on Natalie's personal life, jumping to hasty conclusions. She is also ready to jump on a plane to New York to be with Zoo. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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When you're fifteen, being in love is more than just...


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


After finishing this film, Jennifer Connelly and Maddie Corman both auditioned for the lead role in Labyrinth (1986). Innitially Corman was very much considered, but when Connelly auditioned it was clear to director Jim Henson that she was the right choice. See more »


In the scene where Knudsen hits a home run, there are a few editing mistakes. The filming takes place in Shea Stadium. Well if the Generals were supposed to be the home team, they should have been wearing white uniforms. The other team, the Mets, where the ones wearing white. Also, the up close shot of the Mets pitcher, Dwight Gooden, clearly shows his number as 16. After the home run, the Mets pitcher is shown with number 76. Knudsen is a right handed batter, the distant shot of the home run, shows a left handed batter swinging. See more »


Natalie Becker: Parents and kids always fight. It's the way of the world.
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12 August 1999 | by king-35See all my reviews

this movie was a simple story well acted film.connelly was very lovable and likeable .the warmth she shows in this character is remarkable considering her age most actresses half her age cannot show the depth she showed in this film.all three leads were very good the female best friend showed such a comic edge in her character she is extremely likeable and very funny. this movie is simple and done well.the teens seem like real teens not the kind that save the planet or treat their parents like morons but true life teenagers that are just normal kids awakening to adulthood .if you remember being a teen or are one watch this movie

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Release Date:

9 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deslices de joventud See more »

Filming Locations:

Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,078, 11 May 1986

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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