Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
In an economically devastated Alaskan town, a fisherman with a troublesome past dates a woman whose young daughter does not approve of him. When he witnesses the murder of his shady brother, he, the woman and the kid run to the wilderness.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,
A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend," is finally given the chance to make the documentary on Indian farming he has always ... See full summary »
In 1966 New Jersey, Jill Rosen, a frustrated high schooler, is intrigued by an enigmatic new student known only as the Sheik. Sheik is an Italian whose primary interests are his car, Frank Sinatra, and Jill. At first she is taken aback by his forwardness, but they soon develop a relationship, much to the chagrin of their parents. Sheik gets expelled from school, and Jill is accepted at an all-girls college. After a fight, Sheik goes to Florida to work in a club lip-synching Sinatra songs. Sheik becomes dissatisfied with his Florida lifestyle and goes back to New Jersey to try to win Jill over. Written by
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Jill Rosen's (Rosanna Arquette's) achievements as outlined in Trenton High School's 1967 yearbook shown on the film's main movie poster were: President of the Drama Club, Senior Class President, Cheerleading Captain, Captain of the Debating Team, Chief Editor of "The Scroll", Science Club, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Glee Club, and Ambition: To be a Broadway star. Albert "Sheik" Capadilupo's (Vincent Spano's) achievements, in comparison, was a Woodshop Monitor. See more »
The movie takes place in 1966 but all the Bruce Springsteen songs that were featured weren't recorded until the 1970's so they wouldn't be relevant. All the other songs on the soundtrack were actually recorded and released before or during that time frame so they fit and made sense. See more »
Quite a few careers got started in this 1982 Paramount release. Rosanna Arquette and Vincent Spano made their starring debuts, John Sayles landed his first major directing job and the film also features small parts by future stars Robert Downey Jr., Tracy Pollan and Matthew Modine. Set in 1965, a fine period soundtrack helps to propel this story of two mismatched teenagers (Arquette, Spano) whose love affair stems a lot of controversy within their community. The film is OK but time has not served it entirely well as sometimes it seems dated and it still suffers from being as obscure as it was when it was originally released.
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