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Permanent Record (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 22 April 1988 (USA)
When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "H.M.S. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Gidley ... Kim
Alan Boyce ... David Sinclair
Michael Elgart Michael Elgart ... Jake
Jennifer Rubin ... Lauren
Michelle Meyrink ... M.G.
Keanu Reeves ... Chris Townsend
Phil Diskin Phil Diskin ... Security Guard
Lou Reed ... Himself
Garrett Lambert Garrett Lambert ... Producer
Richard Bradford ... Leo Verdell
Carolyn Tomei Carolyn Tomei ... Chemistry Teacher
Ron Eckert ... Sailors Audition (as Ronald John Eckert)
Robert Hooven Robert Hooven ... Sailors Audition
Nick Kosovich Nick Kosovich ... Sailors Audition (as Nicholas Kosovich)
Sean Patrick McNerney Sean Patrick McNerney ... Sailors Audition
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Storyline

When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "H.M.S. Pinafore", to caring for his family, and soon finds himself under the same pressures. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Taglines:

High School. Senior Year. His Suicide Shattered Their World. Their Courage Drove Them To Pick Up The Pieces. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Song See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,893,139
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lou Reed makes a cameo as a musician recording in a studio. Keanu Reeves' character is starstruck and nervously waves to the rock icon. See more »

Quotes

Chemistry teacher: Did you do that on purpose?
Chris: You think I'm trying to blind myself on purpose? No, I'm not.
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Soundtracks

Moon River
Written by Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini
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Actually a pretty decent movie
29 May 2004 | by ladylynchSee all my reviews

Well . . .this was a complete fluke for me. I was at K-Mart with a friend, and I saw this for $3.49. I figured you could hardly rent a movie for that, and the plot interested me. Having lost a friend to suicide myself, I found the movie to be very honest and real in its emotion and messages. While some of the acting was pretty B-grade, it wasn't that bad considering the obviously low budget. AND I'm shocked to say Keanu Reeves wasn't at all bad--in fact, he was quite good (and I'm not a fan)! Overall, I'd definitely recommend this movie and say it was well worth the money I paid--in fact, I'd have paid more. I'm really pleasantly surprised (for once) and glad I got the movie.


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