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Boys (1996)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Drama, 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 »

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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:

Mystery | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Furlong was considered for the role of John Baker. 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

John Baker Jr: Will you marry me?
Patty: What?
John Baker Jr: I know that sounds ridiculous to you, but I'm do it. I would I do anything for you...
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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Begging You
Written by John Squire (as Squire) and Ian Brown (as Brown)
Performed by The Stone Roses (as Stone Roses)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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strange and interesting
18 July 2007 | by asinyneSee all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot. Visually, it is just so appealing in a very mystical sort of way. I don't get why nobody gets this movie. While the story doesn't quite hold up as well as the photography and the ending is way eighties, if you are a poetic person, you will get into this. In a weird sort of way it has a bit of the Love Story appeal. There is just something about it that can't be explained. A lot of the appeal has to do with winona ryder, she has never looked more magnetic...trust me. She actually does a very good acting job with this, in fact she probably saves the movie with her appeal and acting skills. There are certain scenes in this flick that will just float you away...like the one where the two main characters make love in the woods behind the carnival...classic. The first fifteen minutes are very interesting also. To sum up a rambling review just let me say this is one for are searching for something poetic and different in a movie. This is one for the fans of beautiful, sensitive people, falling leaves, and cobblestone paths.


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