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Book of Love (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 1 February 1991 (USA)
A friend delivers John Twiller greetings from a long gone high school girlfriend. This makes him open his school's yearbook - his "Book of Love" - and remember the old times, way back in ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Shaye

Writers:

William Kotzwinkle (novel), William Kotzwinkle (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Young ... Jack Twiller
Keith Coogan ... Crutch Kane
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... Peanut
Josie Bissett ... Lily
Tricia Leigh Fisher ... Gina Gabooch
Danny Nucci ... Spider Bomboni
John Cameron Mitchell ... Floyd
Beau Dremann ... Angelo Gabooch
Jill Jaress ... Mrs. Kitty Twiller
John Achorn ... Mr. Joe Twiller
Michael McKean ... Adult Jack Twiller
Michael Cavalieri ... Ubaldini
Gary Ellenberg Gary Ellenberg ... Drainpipe
Brent David Fraser ... Meatball
Lewis Arquette ... Mr. Malloy
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Storyline

A friend delivers John Twiller greetings from a long gone high school girlfriend. This makes him open his school's yearbook - his "Book of Love" - and remember the old times, way back in 1956, when he was in his last year of high school and his family just moved to the town. He hung out with geeky Paul Kayne and tried to get the attention of Lily, who unfortunately was together with bully Angelo. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack in the Box See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,382,259
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Movie was almost completely filmed in Highland Park, Ca. Highland park is an old Los Angeles suburbs with very old architectural structures , streets and homes. See more »

Goofs

The poster for East of Eden shows a picture of James Dean in his famous red jacket with the white t-shirt and jeans from _Rebel without a Cause (1955)_, a movie which came out on a later date. See more »

Quotes

Jack Twiller: Crutch, the weirdest thing just happened to me. This, this girl offered me hot sex for a dollar.
Crutch Kane: Why didn't you come and get me?
Jack Twiller: Crutch, she was just like, nine years old.
Crutch Kane: So what? My cocker spaniel's only five.
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Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Hearts of Stone
Written by Eddie Ray and Rudy Jackson
Performed by The Fontane Sisters
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Looking Back...to the 50's
6 December 2002 | by jennie0409See all my reviews

"Book of Love" is a great movie to sit down with on a Saturday afternoon or on a rainy day. It's one of those movies that's considered "cute." The movie is told from teenager Jack's point of view. It's about his life. It's really fun to look back at the 50's and see how different things are now...even if you're not from that generation. The hairdos, the clothes, the cars? All authentic...or at least very realistic. This movie is a definite must-see if you're in the mood to see a good movie and you're just not sure what you want to see.


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