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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)

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A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father's chosen business school.

Director:

William Richert

Writer:

William Richert (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
River Phoenix ... Jimmy Reardon
Ann Magnuson ... Joyce Fickett
Meredith Salenger ... Lisa Bentwright
Ione Skye ... Denise Hunter
Louanne ... Suzie Middleberg
Matthew Perry ... Fred Roberts (as Matthew L. Perry)
Paul Koslo ... Al Reardon
Jane Hallaren ... Faye Reardon
Jason Court Jason Court ... Mathew Hollander
James Deuter ... Mr. Spaulding
Marji Banks Marji Banks ... Emma Spaulding
Margaret Moore Margaret Moore ... Mrs. Bentwright
Anastasia Fielding Anastasia Fielding ... Elaine
Kamie Harper Kamie Harper ... Rosie Reardon
Johnny Galecki ... Toby Reardon
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Storyline

A recent high school graduate is faced with two options, either go to a business school where his father wants him to go to, or get a full time job. However he decides to defy his father and go to Hawaii. Trouble is he has no money. Along the way he comes to understand his parents and eventually bonds with his father. Written by Mark Andrew Radford <s2194044@cse.unsw.edu.au>

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River Pheonix is Jimmy Reardon. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss Me Goodbye? See more »

Filming Locations:

Evanston, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,737,106, 28 February 1988

Gross USA:

$6,264,058

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,264,058
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Island Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Matthew Perry's movie debut. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy talks to Rosie at the bowling alley, "He's So Fine" is playing. The film is set in 1962; "He's So Fine" was released in 1963. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Bentwright: Where would you sleep?
Jimmy Reardon: In bed, of course.
Lisa Bentwright: Whose bed?
Jimmy Reardon: We'll talk about that when we get there.
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Alternate Versions

This movie was heavily cut by the studio, resulting in two different versions, both of which have been effectively disowned by director William Richert. The non-US print resembles his original vision most clearly, with an Elmer Bernstein score and five extra songs on the soundtrack. Richert has recently revealed that he has recently acquired four and a half minutes of extra footage which makes the lead character deeper and easier to sympathise with. He is planning to release a new cut of the film under its source material's original title: 'Aren't You Even Going To Kiss Me Goodbye?'. See more »

Connections

References American Graffiti (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

BOOM BOOM
Written and Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Vee Jay Records
Copyright of Conrad Music, a division of Arc Music
Corporation BMI
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JUST THANK GOD IT WASN'T HIS SWAN SONG
29 April 2002 | by spencerthetracySee all my reviews

River must have been asleep when he read this script. A young actor known for choosing meaty, meaningful roles, in this instance, he must have been going for cheap publicity. Well, I don't think he made many fans with this one. I'm not even sure what movie this compares to. It went on too long and was hardly worth watching. On a personal note. I will always miss River. He was the best young actor of his generation. And the business of movie making has not been the same without him. He could have reached the top. Goodbye again, young friend.


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