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Boys (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 10 May 1996 (USA)
Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by preparatory school student John Baker. He takes her to his dormitory. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For ... See full summary »

Director:

Stacy Cochran

Writers:

Stacy Cochran, James Salter (short story "Twenty Minutes")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Patty Vare
Lukas Haas ... John Baker Jr
John C. Reilly ... Officer Kellogg Curry
James Le Gros ... Fenton Ray (as James LeGros)
Skeet Ulrich ... Bud Valentine
Matt Malloy ... Bartender
Spencer Vrooman Spencer Vrooman ... John Murphy
Charlie Hofheimer ... John Cooke
Bill Sage ... Officer Bill Martone
Marty McDonough ... Teacher
Wiley Wiggins ... John Phillips
Vivienne Shub Vivienne Shub ... Frances
Russell Young Russell Young ... John Van Slieder
Christopher Pettiet ... Jon Heinz
Catherine Keener ... Jilly
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Storyline

Patty Vare falls off a horse and is found unconscious by preparatory school student John Baker. He takes her to his dormitory. As he quickly discovers, she is hiding from something. For John this becomes a road to maturity and for Patty, it's a way back to love and tenderness. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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No one stays innocent forever.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl You Want See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several shots take place in a coffee shop/dining area of the school. The location used was the real coffee shop of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, normally painted a modest off-white. The filmmakers had the coffe shop painted a bizarre orange color for the production, then painted back to white after they were finished. See more »

Goofs

Before Baker falls asleep away from the fair, the trees closest to him have all of their leaves. In the morning, both are almost bare. See more »

Quotes

John Baker Jr: Will you marry me?
Patty: What?
John Baker Jr: I know that sounds ridiculous to you, but I'm do it. I would I do anything for you...
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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Boston Commandery March
(Traditional)
Courtesy of Klavier Records
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Flushable
15 November 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Boys" tells a flimsy story to which Cochran tries to add mystery by keeping information from the audience and revealing it piecemeal via flashback. Cheap shot. Ryder is found unconscious, after being thrown from horseback, by a boarding school student (Haas) who takes her to his room (yeah, right), instead of the obvious choice, the hospital. You know, HOSPITAL...where you take injured people for professional medical care. Duh. Anyway, this dumbassed flick has a list of negatives too long to go into here. File "Boys" in the boys room and don't forget to flush. (D)


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