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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 »

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John Rourke Sr
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Phil Barton
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Peter Daniels
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David Prescott (as Billy Jacoby)
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Donna
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Mary Pat Sykes
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Karen Sybern
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Eileen
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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.

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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3 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jovens sem Rumo  »

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$8,289,916
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Aidan Quinn was cast in this film after, according to The New York Times, "a casting director wending her way through Chicago had taken a Polaroid picture of Mr. [Aidan] Quinn, and that was how he came to be submitted to James Foley, director of Reckless (1984) who hadn't been able to find the actor he needed to play the lead in the picture". See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in A Friend to Die For (1994) See more »

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IS THAT ALL THERE IS
Performed by Peggy Lee
Written and Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Arranged by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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If it makes a 20 year impression, it must have something..
14 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie 20 years ago and have never seen it since, yet I keep waiting to see it on cable or at the video stores or in discount bins or any place so I can purchase it, and watch it over and over again. This was the first time I ever saw Aidan Quinn, but his acting left a deep impression on me and has ever since. After "Reckless" if I saw his name on a movie I made a point of seeing it, in my opinion he never seems to get enough credit even back then. His movie love interest (Darryl Hannah) well I didn't even remember it was her, so I guess that says it all for me. I recently have been addicted to Firefly the TV series ("Serenity" the movie) and was discussing with my spouse that I believed the character Jayne Cobb (Adam Baldwin) was the same person who played opposite Aidan in "Reckless" sure enough when searching for this I found he was, so I would have to say he left an impression as well.

I believe if a movie you've seen only once can stick with you for this long, it must be good. And hearing many others, who also have seen it 20 years earlier, still talking about it, then I think it should become a classic and re-released.


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