An adventurous romantic drama about a high-school rich kid serving in the Marine Corps to avoid jail, and a schizophrenic actress, whose career is crashing. Mark Deloach lands in the Marine Corps and meets Dori Lawrence before shipping out. Mark and Dori are a perfect match of misfits introduced by a friend, Sue Dubois, whose mother is suing Mark. Dori has left the bright lights of Hollywood to fix her life and mental illness, while at boot camp, Drill Instructor Skeer is on a mission not only to train Mark, but to make a man out of the rebellious teenager. The two outcast lovers, with more than a dose of humor, cling to their romance in spite of obstacles from authorities and circumstances which stand in their way.
Boy In A Flack Jacket Meets Girl In A Straight Jacket.
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Did You Know?
According to Reverge Anselmo, Dori Lawrence was based on a real actress in the 1970's who did four movies - two of them big hits - before disappearing from the industry. On the DVD commentary, Anselmo reveals that the actress' brother plays the character of Silvio. The actor is David Holcomb
leading many to believe that the actress is Sarah Holcomb
of National Lampoon's Animal House
(1978) and Caddyshack
(1980). Someone listed as "S.H." is thanked in the end credits. See more
I'm a high pisser!
Musical adaptation by Pete Seeger
and Julian Orbon
Lyrics adaptation by Julian Orbon
, based on a poem by José Martí
(as Jose Marti)
Lyric editor: Hector Angulo
Original music and lyrics by José Fernández Díaz
(as Jose Fernandez Diaz) Courtesy of Fall River Music Inc. See more
27 February 2004 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $113,620,
23 May 2004
Gross USA: $174,318
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $174,318
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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