The wild and sexy story of two passionate young people who take to the road for the incredible adventure of their lives.

Director:

Antonia Bird

Writer:

Paula Milne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... Matt Leland
Drew Barrymore ... Casey Roberts
Matthew Lillard ... Eric
Richard Chaim Richard Chaim ... Duncan
Robert Nadir Robert Nadir ... Coach
Joan Allen ... Margaret Roberts
Jude Ciccolella ... Richard Roberts
Amy Sakasitz ... Joanna Leland
T.J. Lowther ... Adam Leland
Kevin Dunn ... Clifford Leland
Elaine Miles ... Housekeeper
Sharon Collar Sharon Collar ... Librarian
Selene H. Vigil Selene H. Vigil ... Singer
Valerie M. Agnew Valerie M. Agnew ... Drummer
Roisin Dunne Roisin Dunne ... Guitar
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Storyline

The high-school student Matt Leland lives with his twin brother and sister and his father in a house by the lake. When the teenager Casey Roberts moves to the house on the other side of the lake, Matt snoops into her room with his telescope. They meet each other and soon they fall in love with each other. One day, Matt is taking a test at school and Casey activates the fire alarm to stop the test. She is suspended and her father decides to check her into a psychiatric institution. However Matt breaks her out of the hospital. They travel in Matt's car and have lots of fun until the day Matt discovers that Casey has bipolar disorder with periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. When she tries to commit suicide, Matt realizes that she needs specialized help. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love is the ultimate ride See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and issues of an emotionally disturbed teen,including risk-taking situations and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Drew Barrymore and Matthew Lillard were in Scream together the following year. redundant See more »

Quotes

Matt: You think I'm crazy?
Casey: You're asking me?
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Connections

Referenced in Crazy/Beautiful (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Shakin' Shakin' Shakes
Written by Cesar Rosas and T Bone Burnett
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Mad Love - An Interesting Drama/Romance
16 November 2004 | by kola_domSee all my reviews

Chris O'Donnell heats up the screen and Drew Barrymore is at her sensual best in this motion picture about two teens who take an adventure together against parental wishes. I admit the first time I saw this movie last summer I didn't like it at all. But when I gave it a second try, I actually found it was really good. Because the movie isn't packed with laughs or memorable quotes, I had missed a lot of what made the movie such a good one in it's subtle, yet charming way (the first time I saw it). When I watched it a second time, however, I payed a lot more attention to the movie itself and saw that it did have delight, great acting talent and other positive notes. As well as this, the directing was fine and there were some really good shots through the characters' road trip in the movie. This is one interesting picture. A must-see! Rating: Three out of Five stars.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,820,171, 29 May 1995

Gross USA:

$15,453,274

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,453,274
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Company Credits

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Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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