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Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to her. She runs the local Demolition Derby place. Ernie "Slam" Webster is on of the drivers in the derby who's wife is cheating on him and wants to later on be with Mike. Tim falls for Mike and a big love triangle is about to happen. Written by
While filming in Pontiac, Illinois, the night the demolition derby scene was shot was very cold. Since it was supposed to be summertime, the extras hired to sit in the grandstand were dressed in shorts and shirts. To stay warm they would bundle up in coats and hats and just before the camera would roll, they would throw off the coats and sit on them. See more »
During the dream scene, while walking with his parents, the shadow of a boom mic is visible on the ground toward the left side of the screen. See more »
... this might just be The Bad 80s Movie. The cast is all the Usual Suspects: Patrick Swayze, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, etc. The plot is the basic "Don't destroy my dream!" stuff (see Fame, Flashdance, Footloose, to name just a few of the Fs). The fashions -- well, I won't go there, except to say that looks that might occasionally have been found in trendy NY or LA clubs were generally absent, or at least muted, in the hinterlands of rural America. OK, so some movies don't age as well as others, but I mean, come on! MTV choreographed dream sequences?
This was on cable one night and my wife and I just couldn't tear ourselves away. Upon JLC's appearance, my first thought was that this must have been a 'rent' movie, early in her career. On the contrary! She'd already had success with Halloween, Halloween II, and Trading Places!
Viewing this film today, 20 years on, is more an exercise in humility than nostalgia.
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