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Reckless (1984)

Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a ... See full summary »


James Foley


Chris Columbus

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Quinn ... Johnny Rourke
Daryl Hannah ... Tracey Prescott
Kenneth McMillan ... John Rourke Sr
Cliff De Young ... Phil Barton
Lois Smith ... Mrs. Prescott
Adam Baldwin ... Randy Daniels
Dan Hedaya ... Peter Daniels
Billy Jayne ... David Prescott (as Billy Jacoby)
Toni Kalem ... Donna
Jennifer Grey ... Cathy Bennario
Haviland Morris ... Mary Pat Sykes
Pamela Springsteen ... Karen Sybern
Susan Kingsley Susan Kingsley ... Eileen
Adam LeFevre ... Officer Haskell
Ellen Mirojnick ... Physics Teacher


Rebellious football player Johnny falls for cheerleader Tracy. They come from opposite backgrounds; she's from a comfortable well off family, his is poor and broken. Tracy already has a boyfriend but he acts like a jerk, so Johnny has to win Tracy's heart - something she seems reluctant to let him do. Written by Rob Hartill

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Girls like Tracy never tell their parents about guys like Rourke.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

3 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jovens sem Rumo See more »

Filming Locations:

Mingo Junction, Ohio, USA See more »


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Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Star Billing: Aidan Quinn (1st), Daryl Hannah (2nd), Kenneth McMillan (3rd) and Cliff De Young (4th). See more »


Tracy Prescott: He's all upset and it's probably my fault.
Johnny Rourke: Well, I'm pretty fuckin' upset and it's definitely your fault.
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Referenced in Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1998) See more »


Performed by INXS
Words and Music by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence
Courtesy of Atco Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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3 April 2004 | by triple8See all my reviews

It's hard not to feel nostalgic when I think of Reckless. I saw it way back when and watched and liked it, despite knowing this premise has been done a million times before and that there wasn't one iota of originality in the movie. In spite of that-this movie is simply fun sizzling mind candy-it's as fun as one lets it be-it must have made an impression on me because I still remember it all these years later.

How could the combo of Aiden Quinn and Daryl Hannah go wrong anyway? Sometimes,a movie, despite not being original just works. And Reckless just worked.

This is not a movie in the same vane as "The breakfast club",or "some kind of wonderful", two of my favorite "high quality" teen movies (though the music's every bit as good). It's also not an obnoxious though FANTASTIC comedy like 'Clerks". What we have here is the standard bad boy meets uppity cheeleader and tames her. It's a bit more sizzling then you might expect it to be, racy without ever getting into trashy.It's not my favorite "bad boy/good girl/sizzle movie" (for lack of a better genre term!) That honor goes to "Two moon junction". But it's still a very watchable movie.

I consider this to be a movie that maybe wasn't great but was perfect for that time period and one that I want to (and plan) to see again for nostalgia purposes. I'd give it no points for originality but an 8 for casting and the sizzle factor and ten for the music.

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