Rusty Dennis is the mother of Rocky, a seriously deformed, but extremely intelligent and emotionally warm teenager. Rusty is a no-nonsense mother whose wild lifestyle is often at odds with her tenderness and protectiveness towards Rocky. She is determined that Rocky be given the same chances and happiness that everyone else takes for granted.Written by
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Songs by Bob Seger were substituted in place of those by Bruce Springsteen shortly before the film's release after a failure to reach an agreement with Bruce Springsteen. See more »
Early in the movie, set in 1979, Rocky and Ben come home from trick or treating and talk about selling their candy at school on Monday. Halloween 1979 was on a Wednesday; they wouldn't have had to wait until Monday. See more »
[after an unpleasant visit with the grandparents, Rusty is about to take a lot of drugs]
[gets a beer from fridge]
If you're gonna get wasted on that crap, I'm not gonna hang around here and babysit you.
You must be confusing me with someone who gives a shit.
I must be.
[looks at drugs, Gar and shakes her head]
You know, this is not going to work. I'm doing things to please you and I'm just gonna end up hating you.
Oh come on, Baby. You and your old man have been going through this shit ...
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The Director's Cut print runs around 7 minutes longer and includes a scene where Rocky & Rusty sing around a bonfire, and the funeral of cyclist Red (his motorbike is buried beside him). It also replaces the Bob Seger songs with those of Bruce Springsteen. See more »
This is an excellent film with an excellent story played by an excellent cast! Rocky, a teenager with a horribly disfigured skull tries to fit in. His mother, ably played by Cher, portrays a biker babe who loves her son but little else. Sam Eliot plays her biker boyfriend but also has a soft spot for Rocky. Rocky loves a blind girl, played wonderfully by Laura Dern. All in all, this is a touching, but not overly sappy film! This one is worth a watch.
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