R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.
John Sayles based the script on co-Producer Amy Robinson's life.
Albert 'Sheik' Capadilupo:
When we were in high school...
Jill Rosen: We're not in high school any more.
When Sheik and Jill leave on their trip to the New Jersey shore, they cross a large bridge that has the slogan "Trenton Makes - The World Takes" on it. This bridge actually takes you from Trenton into Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
At the conclusion of the closing credits, "For Dominique" appears. Presumably, the person is Dominique Dunne who passed away in 1982.
$12,420 (USA) (6 March 1983)