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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

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A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father's chosen business school.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Reardon
... Joyce Fickett
... Lisa Bentwright
... Denise Hunter
... Suzie Middleberg
... Fred Roberts (as Matthew L. Perry)
... Al Reardon
... Faye Reardon
Jason Court ... Mathew Hollander
... Mr. Spaulding
Marji Banks ... Emma Spaulding
Margaret Moore ... Mrs. Bentwright
Anastasia Fielding ... Elaine
Kamie Harper ... Rosie Reardon
... Toby Reardon
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Storyline

A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he comes to understand his parents and eventually bonds with his father. Written by Mark Andrew Radford <s2194044@cse.unsw.edu.au>

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He's got 24 hours to convince the one girl he really loves that he's honest, faithful, and fully committed. It's going to be a long night. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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26 February 1988 (USA)  »

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Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss Me Goodbye?  »

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$6,264,058
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The movies narration was originally performed by director (William Richert). 20th Century Fox decided the movie would be better geared towards a teen audience and Richert's narration sounded 'too grandfather like'. After much debating with Richert, (River Phoenix) was brought back over a year after the film wrapped to record the narration that would replace that of Richert in the final cut. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy and Fred eat at the diner, "Just One Look" is playing. The film is set in 1962; "Just One Look" was released in 1963. See more »

Quotes

Suzie Middleberg: I happen to know there are only four out of our entire senior class.
Jimmy Reardon: Four what?
Suzie Middleberg: Girls! Who have not been de-flowered.
Jimmy Reardon: Yeah, right.
Suzie Middleberg: Ask me one?
Jimmy Reardon: Denise Hunter.
Suzie Middleberg: I know the boy who did it. It happen last summer at a splash party at the Bentwrights.
Jimmy Reardon: Lisa's house?
Suzie Middleberg: This was before you knew her. Anyway, Denise walked into one of the rooms and... whammo! The petals fell. Over the year I have counted enough fallen petals to cover the Rose Bowl.
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References A Summer Place (1959) See more »

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BOOM BOOM
Written and Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Vee Jay Records
Copyright of Conrad Music, a division of Arc Music
Corporation BMI
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'A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon'
23 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a film about a boy named Jimmy Reardon. He's at a turning point in his life, and he has no clue as to what path to take. Sound interesting? Not really.

This movie plays off a depth that is non-existent. It's hard to take the main character seriously, when I have no understanding of his view point. Jimmy is shallow and unlikable, and exactly the kind of character you don't want to portray.

I read somewhere that RP's mother strongly hinted that he take this role because he hadn't done a film for over two years. I understand that. And I know that River rose above this kind of film and was almost making works of art, before his sudden and tragic death.

All I can say about this movie is that it's trying to be intellectual, but don't by into it. Only small-minded individuals could find the sexual promiscuity of Jimmy the equivalent of 'art'.

2, just for being a RP film.


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