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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

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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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He came. He sat. He conquered. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mein Traummädchen von Nebenan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,090, 28 February 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,347, 16 May 1999
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Underdog Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Peter: How come you guys always make that noise?
Nick: What noise?
Peter: This one.
[Peter hocks up some phlegm and spits]
Peter: I mean you guys spit so much, it kind of makes you wonder what you've be sucking on.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to Andrea, whose balcony I would stand under eight days a week. See more »

Connections

References Quest for Fire (1981) See more »

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Teen angst is funny
5 April 2005 | by AlbinoAlSee all my reviews

A film that I'd never heard of and chanced upon by accident, Eight Days a Week deserves to be a mainstay of teen cinema in the same way that John Hughes' eighties work is.

Joshua Schaeffer has just the right balance of geek and cool individualism to pull off a character that could very easily fall into stalker territory and R.D. Robb is excellent as his sex-obsessed sidekick; keeping what could very easily become a caricature grounded in reality. The supporting cast of oddballs never overshadow the main story, but equally don't feel like padding as we learn more about their slightly kooky lives.

It's a shame that films like this go unnoticed in a world where much more crass attempts at summing up teenage life (complete with thirty year old actors) can become box office hits.


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