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Baby It's You (1983)

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In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.

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Mrs. Rosen
Jack Davidson ...
Dr. Rosen
Nick Ferrari ...
Mr. Capadilupo
Dolores Messina ...
Mrs. Capadilupo
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Miss Vernon - Teacher
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Mr. Ripeppi - Teacher (as William Joseph Raymond)
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Mr. McManus - Teacher
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Jody - High School Girl
Claudia Sherman ...
Beth - High School Girl
Marta Kober ...
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Leslie - College Girl
Rachel Dretzin ...
Shelly - College Girl
Susan Derendorf ...
Chris - College Girl
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Storyline

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 Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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There's the first one. There's the right one. And there's the one you never forget.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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4 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,420, 6 March 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,867,792
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Albert 'Sheik' Capadilupo: When we were in high school...
Jill Rosen: [shouts] We're not in high school any more.
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Crazy Credits

At the conclusion of the closing credits, "For Dominique" appears. Presumably, the person is Dominique Dunne who passed away in 1982. See more »

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References Peyton Place (1964) See more »

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Adam Raised a Cain
Written and Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Courtesy of CBS Records
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A mildly enjoyable romantic comedy
26 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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