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Permanent Record (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 22 April 1988 (USA)
When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "H.M.S. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Gidley ... Kim
Alan Boyce ... David Sinclair
Michael Elgart Michael Elgart ... Jake
Jennifer Rubin ... Lauren
Michelle Meyrink ... M.G.
Keanu Reeves ... Chris Townsend
Phil Diskin Phil Diskin ... Security Guard
Lou Reed ... Himself
Garrett Lambert Garrett Lambert ... Producer
Richard Bradford ... Leo Verdell
Carolyn Tomei Carolyn Tomei ... Chemistry Teacher
Ron Eckert ... Sailors Audition (as Ronald John Eckert)
Robert Hooven Robert Hooven ... Sailors Audition
Nick Kosovich Nick Kosovich ... Sailors Audition (as Nicholas Kosovich)
Sean Patrick McNerney Sean Patrick McNerney ... Sailors Audition
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Storyline

When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "H.M.S. Pinafore", to caring for his family, and soon finds himself under the same pressures. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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High School. Senior Year. His Suicide Shattered Their World. Their Courage Drove Them To Pick Up The Pieces. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Song See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,893,139
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lou Reed makes a cameo as a musician recording in a studio. Keanu Reeves' character is starstruck and nervously waves to the rock icon. See more »

Quotes

Lauren: This is for us.
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Soundtracks

Trash City
Written, Performed & Produced by Joe Strummer
Joe Strummer performs courtesy of CBS Records United Kingdom Limited
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a forgotten gem
2 May 2003 | by soulcourageousSee all my reviews

this is a really solid film, especially for teens i think. i haven't seen it in years so i'm not sure how well it holds up or if it would still appeal to a now-30 year old, but i was really moved by it back then. keanu is obviously much younger but he brings a tremendous amount of complexity to his role as the close friend of a charcter who takes his own life unexpectedly. the film deals with the aftermath of suicide amongst other complicated issues. along with "river's edge", this is one of the darker teen-related films of the era and just as absorbing imho. definitely worth a look if only for the historical aspect of keanu's filmography.


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