Walter Gibson is a university freshman going through a dry spell. His old buddy arranges a "sure thing" for him in California. Gibson and his classmate Allison then take a long road trip out to Cali, and both foil each other's plans.
Freddy the gym teacher has to teach remedial English in summer (high) school, if he wants tenure. As he can only teach gym and his students want fun, emphasis is on "field trips" - until he's fired unless all his students pass the test.
A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith.Written by
Holly's hairstyle slightly changes at Hardy's party. At 1:24:35 it's flatter than it is at 1:27:24 where it looks fuller & curlier. See more »
Keith arrives home after taking his savings out of the bank and starts to go upstairs. He puts his sunglasses in his shirt pocket, but when his father calls him into the room, they're hanging from the front of his t-shirt. See more »
This is one of those films which creeps up on you.
On the surface, it is a romantic cliche, but it is extremely well done. The main characters, especially Watts (a very young Mary Stuart Masterson), turn in superb performances, and lift this way above the ordinary.
Good comic-relief from the support cast - watch especially for the scenes with Keith's sister Laura, and the one between Watts and her admirer - which is a real hoot!
For sheer romantic escapism, this film is close enough to perfect. And can be seen over and over.
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