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Book of Love (1990)

A friend delivers John Twiller greetings from a long gone high school girlfriend. This makes him open his school's yearbook - his "Book of Love" - and remember the old times, way back in ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Shaye

Writers:

William Kotzwinkle (novel), William Kotzwinkle (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Young ... Jack Twiller
Keith Coogan ... Crutch Kane
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... Peanut
Josie Bissett ... Lily
Tricia Leigh Fisher ... Gina Gabooch
Danny Nucci ... Spider Bomboni
John Cameron Mitchell ... Floyd
Beau Dremann Beau Dremann ... Angelo Gabooch
Jill Jaress ... Mrs. Kitty Twiller
John Achorn ... Mr. Joe Twiller
Michael McKean ... Adult Jack Twiller
Michael Cavalieri ... Ubaldini
Gary Ellenberg Gary Ellenberg ... Drainpipe
Brent David Fraser ... Meatball
Lewis Arquette ... Mr. Malloy
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Storyline

A friend delivers John Twiller greetings from a long gone high school girlfriend. This makes him open his school's yearbook - his "Book of Love" - and remember the old times, way back in 1956, when he was in his last year of high school and his family just moved to the town. He hung out with geeky Paul Kayne and tried to get the attention of Lily, who unfortunately was together with bully Angelo. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Some things never change. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack in the Box See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,382,259
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Movie was almost completely filmed in Highland Park, Ca. Highland park is an old Los Angeles suburbs with very old architectural structures , streets and homes. See more »

Goofs

The poster for East of Eden shows a picture of James Dean in his famous red jacket with the white t-shirt and jeans from _Rebel without a Cause (1955)_, a movie which came out on a later date. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Joe Twiller: You're trash, and your friends are trash.
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Connections

Featured in Meet Bob Shaye (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Back My Love
written by Bobby Mansfield
Performed by The Wrens
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ONE OF THE BEST REVIVAL MOVIES OF ALL TIMES
21 July 2000 | by solitaryman2See all my reviews

Book of Love is one of my favorite comedies: the cast is very good, and the performance of the actors is surprisingly fine for a film of that kind. It would have deserved more fortune than it had because it's far better than other acclaimed movies such as "American Pie" or "There's something about Mary".


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