PG | | Comedy, Romance
A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.
As a promo for the movie, Diane Franklin had her manager contact the Dodgers Stadium to see if they'd be interested in having her do an autograph signing. "I just kind of thought it would be fun for people, because if they saw the movie, and I was at Dodger Stadium-it would kind of be a fun venue for everyone to come and see me there," she said. The ballpark said no to a signing but asked her to sing the anthem. "What was unusual about that, was when they introduced me, I thought they were going to say, 'And here's Diane Franklin from Better Off Dead,' or, 'Here's Diane Franklin from Bill & Ted' or something. And they wound up saying, 'And here's Diane Franklin.' And I'm thinking, 'Who knows Diane Franklin?' Nobody knows who I am.' It was so funny."
Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that.
Lane in sitting in class and pulls a folded piece of paper out of his pocket. It is clearly wrinkled and has a wad of gum in the middle. Later, he holds up the piece of paper, smooth and no sign of gum.
As the credits roll, Badger's home-built space shuttle launches through the roof of the garage and soars into the night sky.
Network TV/HBO versions include two additional shots at the end of the film, one being a wide angle shot of the baseball stadium, and the other being a close up shot of Monique and Lane kissing together. Because of the deletion of these shots, the music and sound effects on the current video release are not synchronized with the picture.
$56,371 (USA) (25 August 1985)
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