R | | Comedy, Romance
1956. Obsessed with the hottest girl in class, a gawky high school student takes a crash course in teenage coolness from his motorcycle rebel neighbour, under the watchful eye of the eternal symbol of teenage rebellion: James Dean.
Screenwriter Noel Black has said this movie is "somewhat autobiographical".
Who's he, the town asshole?
Jonathan Bellah: Yeah. And he's really good at it, too.
In the fight scene at the drive in, hamburgers on the menu on the wall are 95 cents - a little steep for 1955, or 1965 as far as that goes.
The 20th Century Fox logo fades to reveal the iconic phrase from Star Wars, "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." This appears for several seconds before "Nelsonville, Ohio 1956" is added to the the still.
The US Home Video version on VHS shows more nudity than the theatrical and DVD releases. This is due to a framing issue, and not alternate or extended footage. The VHS version must be open matte. It shows more image above and below the 1.85:1 framing, but some of the image on the left and right is cropped. This results in quite a bit more female nudity during the sex scene.
$2,618,460 10 February 1985