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Boys (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 10 May 1996 (USA)
Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by preparatory school student John Baker. He takes her to his dormitory. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For ... See full summary »

Director:

Stacy Cochran

Writers:

Stacy Cochran, James Salter (short story "Twenty Minutes")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Patty Vare
Lukas Haas ... John Baker Jr
John C. Reilly ... Officer Kellogg Curry
James Le Gros ... Fenton Ray (as James LeGros)
Skeet Ulrich ... Bud Valentine
Matt Malloy ... Bartender
Spencer Vrooman Spencer Vrooman ... John Murphy
Charlie Hofheimer ... John Cooke
Bill Sage ... Officer Bill Martone
Marty McDonough ... Teacher
Wiley Wiggins ... John Phillips
Vivienne Shub Vivienne Shub ... Frances
Russell Young Russell Young ... John Van Slieder
Christopher Pettiet ... Jon Heinz
Catherine Keener ... Jilly
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Storyline

Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by preparatory school student John Baker. He takes her to his dormitory. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For John this becomes a road to maturity and for Patty, it's a way back to love and tenderness. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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No one stays innocent forever.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Several shots take place in a coffee shop/dining area of the school. The location used was the real coffee shop of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, normally painted a modest off-white. The filmmakers had the coffe shop painted a bizarre orange color for the production, then painted back to white after they were finished. See more »

Goofs

Before Baker falls asleep away from the fair, the trees closest to him have all of their leaves. In the morning, both are almost bare. See more »

Quotes

Patty: Well... do you hopefully left?
John Baker Jr: If you left, Ya... I'm hopefully left
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Connections

Referenced in Dr. Feelgood: Winona Ryder (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Believe
Written by A. Marshall, J. Seitz, E. Marshall and G. Moore
Performed by Pumping Ethyl
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Not as bad as even WR thinks it is
9 April 2000 | by daPedaSee all my reviews

I have to admit that I am a declared Winona Ryder fan. This film was boring anyway, but almost all other issues making a film good or bad are on the plus side.

The acting of all main characters was very good. Photography was very good. The only genuine minus is for the music which does not match the movies atmosphere.

So this gets an eight from me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl You Want See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$270,107, 12 May 1996

Gross USA:

$516,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$516,349
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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