Whiling the time away racing cars and hanging out daily with his friends, the working-class Italian-American underachiever and suave greaser, Gio Fortunato, is the undisputed king of late-1980s Queens' bustling Franny Lew boulevard. Always on the hunt for beautiful ladies, Gio loves to cruise past the avenue's regular joints in his black turbocharged Buick GNX, when, out of the blue, he spots an unknown sensual brunette who calls herself Francesca. And, just like that, a whirlwind summer romance starts to bloom, against the backdrop of catchy 80s freestyle music, youthful excitement, and an onslaught of contrasting emotions. Now, Gio feels ready to embrace the change; however, is this mysteriously alluring girl his soulmate? Can there be a future between the nice Jewish girl and the handsome bad boy from the other side of the tracks?
'87 Was Heaven...
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Filmed in Whitestone, New York. See more
At the end when Leo gets out of Jessica's car to meet her parents a 2016 inspection sticker is clearly visible on the windshield. The movie takes place in 1987. See more
[to Francesca who's licking ice cream
Oof... that is a one, lucky cone!