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A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.

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Arnold Friend
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Connie
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Katherine
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Laura
Sara Inglis ...
Jill (as Sarah Inglis)
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Harry
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June
Geoff Hoyle ...
Ellie
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Jeff
David Berridge ...
Eddie
Cab Covay ...
Pick-up Driver
Michael French ...
Stan
Joy Carlin ...
Laura's Mother
Mark McKay ...
Bobby King
Carl Mueller ...
Mall Boy
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Mall Boy (as David O'Neill)
Craig Caddell ...
Mall Boy
Darian Alioto ...
Mall Creep
Gary Harris ...
Mall Creep
Sally Schaub ...
Saleslady
William Desmond ...
Laura's Dad
Michael Vaughn ...
Leroy
Rob Blair ...
Beach Boy
Edgar Kahn ...
Beach Boy
Spenser Mains ...
Eddie's Friend
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Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joyce Chopra

Written by

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Joyce Carol Oates ... (story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been")
 
Tom Cole ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Lindsay Law ... executive producer
Timothy Marx ... associate producer
Martin Rosen ... producer

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Russ Kunkel
George Massenburg
Bill Payne

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James Glennon

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Patrick Dodd

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Mark Levinson ... assistant editor
Bill Westwick ... negative cutter
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle ... assistant editor (as Gwendolyn Yates)

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Mary Colquhoun

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David Wasco

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Robert Joyce

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Carol Oditz

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Lynn Marie Curreri ... hair stylist
Natalie Mucyn ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Geoffrey de Valois ... pre-production manager
Mary M. Ensign ... production manager
Roy Kissin ... unit manager

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Timothy Marx ... first assistant director
Gail Mezey Morris ... second assistant director

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Evan Ensign ... Art Department Assistant
Gordon Harrison ... storyboard artist
Douglas Jones ... set constructor
Bruce Mink ... property master
Eileen Turner ... assistant property master

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Stephen Balliet ... boom operator
Mark Berger ... supervising re-recording mixer
Douglas Murray ... sound editor
Philip Perkins ... production sound mixer
Dennie Thorpe ... foley artist

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Rocky Capella ... stunt coordinator

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Jon Caradies ... best boy
Nancy Ellison ... special still photographer
Dan Gillham ... gaffer
Michael L. Glennon ... first assistant camera
Craig Haagensen ... camera operator
Dana Kershner ... additional still photographer
Chris Lombardi ... second assistant camera
Michael Santy ... additional photographer
Reed Smoot ... additional photographer
Jani Vournas ... dolly / key grip
Paul Wachter ... dolly grip / key grip

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Ann Brebner ... casting: West Coast

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Teressa Longo ... wardrobe assistant
Mary Schuba Stutz ... wardrobe mistress

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Libby Moyer ... location scout non credited (as Elizabeth Moyer)
Laurie Noll ... location manager

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James Taylor ... musical director

Transportation Department

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Len Levine ... driver
Craig A. Patterson ... transportation coordinator

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Jennifer Almquist ... assistant to director
Donna K. Baker ... title designer
Carol DePasquale ... script supervisor (as Carol De Pasquale)
Kerry Peterson ... production coordinator
B. Rosen ... production office manager
Kerry Stanwyck ... production coordinator

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Plot Summary

Free-spirited fifteen-year-old Connie Wyatt may be too young to drive, but she's already driving the boys crazy. Her suspicious mother wants to keep her safely at home, but Connie would rather while away the languid summer days hanging out with her friends and flirting with boys at the local burger stand. But when she flirts with a handsome and dangerous stranger named Arnold Friend, she must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences. Based on the short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates. Written by Eric Zuckerman

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Also Known As
  • Seducida (Spain)
  • Conversa Suave (Brazil)
  • Приятный разговор (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Första sommaren (Sweden)
  • Сладък разговор (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 92 min
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Trivia The film is actually based on the short story by Joyce Carol Oates titled, "Where are you going, Where have you been?". It's often hailed as a literary masterpiece due to the many motifs and insightful views on modern culture. See more »
Goofs When the girls are looking across the street at Franks drive-in we see the gold Pontiac already in the lot, easy to pick out due to the left brake light being out. Then we hear the car coming down the road and see it turn into the parking lot, also sporting the non working light. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Robert Redford (1992). See more »
Soundtracks Limousine Driver See more »
Quotes Katherine: A penny.
Connie: For what?
Katherine: You know what.
Connie: For my thoughts? They're not worth it.
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