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The In Crowd (1988)

In the mid-60s, a teenage 4.0 high-school student is drawn out of his element on a dare by his peers, to become a dancer on popular TV music show.

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Mark Rosenthal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Del (as Donovan Leitch)
Joe Pantoliano ... Perry Parker
Jennifer Runyon ... Vicky
Bruce Kirby ... Morris
Scott Plank ... Dugan
Wendy Gazelle Wendy Gazelle ... Gail
Sean Sullivan ... Popeye (as Sean Gregory Sullivan)
Charlotte d'Amboise Charlotte d'Amboise ... Ina
Page Hannah ... Lydia
Mark Soper ... Station Manager
Freddie Ganno ... Orson
Richard Schave Richard Schave ... Tucker
Matthew Nasatir Matthew Nasatir ... Bernstein
John R. Russell John R. Russell ... Ming
Elliott Alexander Elliott Alexander ... Jack Goron
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A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully gets on a popular teen dance television show he becomes a star. The plot follows him as he lives his new life in his new world. What he finds are adoring fans, jealous rivals, bitter friends left behind, and the girl of his dreams...his dance partner. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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They had all the moves!

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Trivia

There was a lawsuit involving this movie. The Perry Parker character was based on a Phildelphia Disc Jockey named Jerry Blavat, who sued to keep the movie from being released. The producers of the movie settled with Blavat out of court. See more »

Goofs

The 64 Impala that Del drives loses a taillight bulb during the course of filming. See more »

Quotes

Perry Parker: You know I... I talk to my teens about love, and I always say "This crazy thing called love, it makes you laugh, it makes you cry...but hey, man, it's what makes the world go 'round." Now, dying for love? Whoa! That's too momentous! I mean it's good for the books, but not for teens. Now, on the other hand, there's nothing wrong with a teen king or a teen queen FEELING like you could die for love. That way, you'd cherish every dance and you'd never waste a kiss.
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Referenced in Drive Me Crazy (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Splendor in the Grass
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Music by David Amram
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I couldn't stay away!
12 January 2002 | by oyerbidesSee all my reviews

I caught this one while channel searching. At first I simply took a look and then moved on but I found myself coming back and by about the third trip back I was hooked. Yeah it's a little campy and it is a dance movie but I found myself wanting to watch and even dance a little. It is a heartfelt coming of age movie for a young man growing up in the 50 - 60's. Teen love, angst, peer pressure, and the desire to find out who we really are; this movie has it all. I even tried to find it 2nd-hand to buy. I recomend it to anyone who remembers what teen life is all about.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance Party See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$136,567

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,567
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Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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