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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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The picture was filmed around October, November and December 1983. See more »


Tracy Prescott: I've been good, havn't I? A good daughter. No complaints, no problems.
Mrs. Prescott: You have been good.
Tracy Prescott: Everything's been just great. I've always had alot of friends, I don't do drugs, I've never had an abortion, I've never even had the measles. Is it true? It is true, isn't it? I've never even had the measles.
Mrs. Prescott: Well, no.
Tracy Prescott: That's incredible. I'm perfect.
Mrs. Prescott: Honey, calm down.
Tracy Prescott: No! I don't want to calm down. I'm sick of calming down. I'm sick of everything being OK!
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Performed by Romeo Void
Words by Debora Iyall
Music by Benjamin Bossi, Frank Zincavage, Peter Woods and Larry Carter
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Saw it only once in 1984 but I've never forgotten it
9 March 2009 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

A poor rebellious high school kid named Johnny Rourke (Aidan Quinn), from the wrong side of the tracks, falls in love with rich beautiful Tracey Prescott (Daryl Hannah). She's attracted to him too but has a jealous jerk of a boyfriend (Adam Baldwin) and she can't date anyone who is poor and rebellious. Three guesses what happens next.

There's absolutely nothing new here story wise but I saw it only once OVER 20 years ago and have never forgotten it. For one thing the acting is excellent. Quinn and Hannah really clicked together on screen. They also have two lengthy sex scenes where you get to see plenty of skin on both of them. (Quinn does a quick full frontal) The soundtrack really rocks too. I LOVED how they used "Kids in America" when Quinn and Hannah are "fighting". Even though the story is completely predictable it moved pretty quickly and I was never bored. I especially loved the final scene (I'm not gonna give it away). This movie should have made Quinn (he's just incredible) but didn't for some reason. If you can see it it's worth catching. Don't bother with the commercial TV print--the steamy sex scenes are completely gone.

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