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Eight Days a Week (1997)

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Peter loves his next door neighbour Erica and, on the advice of his grandfather, decides to camp out on her front lawn for the entire summer, or until she agrees to go out with him. His ... See full summary »

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Michael Davis

Writer:

Michael Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Schaefer Joshua Schaefer ... Peter
Keri Russell ... Erica
R.D. Robb ... Matt
Mark L. Taylor ... Peter's Father (as Mark Taylor)
Marcia Moran ... Marge, Peter's Mother (as Marcia Shapiro)
Johnny Green Johnny Green ... Nick
Buck Kartalian ... Nonno, Marge's Dad
Catherine Hicks ... Ms. Lewis
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ... Erica's Father (as Patrick O'Brien)
Darleen Carr ... Erica's mother
Biff Manard Biff Manard ... The Sad Man
Annie O'Donnell ... Sad Man's Wife
Ernestine Mercer Ernestine Mercer ... Crazy Lady
Bill Hollis Bill Hollis ... Mr. Hatfield
Jean St. James ... Ms. McCoy (as Jean Pflieger)
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Storyline

Peter loves his next door neighbour Erica and, on the advice of his grandfather, decides to camp out on her front lawn for the entire summer, or until she agrees to go out with him. His father is none too happy about the idea and refuses to let his son back in the house, even to get a change of clothes. Peter's friend, Matt, thinks Peter should give up on women (like he has) and just have sex with fruit, and have a total devotion to masterbation. Written by Jimbo <mcgyver@cybergal.com>, BobbyJ <gilbynziggy@yahoo.com>

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Love has never been THIS hard... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and related dialogue | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film gets its name from the Beatles song "Eight Days A Week". See more »

Goofs

Erica douses Peter with water from the sprinkler, but in the very next shot, he is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Peter: My grandfather was right. I now know in my heart of hearts that people are supposed to make love. It is their main purpose in life. All those other activities - playing the violin, washing dishes, reading novels, drinking wine - are just ways of passing time, until you can make love again.
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This film is dedicated to Andrea, whose balcony I would stand under eight days a week. See more »

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References Batman (1966) See more »

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an 8 for eight days a week
27 March 2004 | by gilbynziggySee all my reviews

this is a very good movie, i thought it would be so pathetic and stupid though for the longest time, so i never rented it. but peter is an adorable, "real-life" character, and erica is okay too. i love that matt is devoted to his friend, but it would have been better if matt had been gay, with peter as his love intrest. the music is sub-par, and nothing special, but not detestingly bad or anything. a great coming of age movie for anyone. this movie is truly 6 or 7 seven years before its time. i don't know how this movie did in the box office or anything since i was merely 10 when it came into theaters but if it were to come out now it would be an enormous success. sad thing is that that is the last thing, tv or movie that josh schaeffer (peter) ever did, i wonder why? but anyway i whole-hearted suggest and recommend this movie to anyone not sure to rent it or buy or what-not. VERY-VERY GOOD! and i thought that it would be bad because it had keri russell in it, how wrong i was... you won't regret it, watch it!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Standing in the Shadows of Love See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,090, 28 February 1999

Gross USA:

$9,090

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,090
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Underdog Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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