It's December 23, 1972. While most of the talk in Pittsburgh today is what the sports media is calling Franco Harris' final play "immaculate reception" to win the playoff game against the Raiders, all Jack can think about is his first date with who he considers his dream girl, Rebecca, after spotting her singing at an open mic at *the* bar, especially as seeing her changed the course of his night and possibly of his life. The problem for Jack this night is that between him and Darryl, he can only come up with $9 for the date, something he doesn't want to tell Rebecca and which becomes more and more problematic as the date progresses. In present day, the Big 3 are celebrating their thirty-eighth birthdays. Kate and Toby will be attending a brunch hosted by Madison for the occasion, their mood at the brunch which will be dictated by an appointment they have that morning concerning their diminishing options to have a baby. Kevin will be joining Randall and his family to celebrate. What ...
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The Immaculate Reception, which served as a backdrop, occurred on December 23, just two days before Christmas. However when Jack and Rebecca first meet at the bar, and in the subsequent date at the carnival, there are no indications of being during the Christmas season (decorations, music, etc). In addition, it is unlikely such a carnival would occur during the Christmas season, and the thunder accompanying the rain storm is inconsistent with winter weather in the Pittsburgh area. See more
References Requiem for a Dream
Written by Stephen Stills
Performed by Stephen Stills
[Played during the opening montage] See more