PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.
Director Joyce Chopra knew Laura Dern was right for the role of Connie when she heard "Is That the Way You Look?" from James Taylor playing on Dern's answering machine. Ironically and unknown to Dern, Taylor was the movie's music director and had suggested using that song in particular as one of the soundtrack's featured songs.
I wanna introduce myself. I'm Arnold Friend and that's my real name. And that's what I want to be to you, a friend.
When the girls are looking across the street at Franks drive-in we see the gold Pontiac already in the lot, easy to pick out due to the left brake light being out. Then we hear the car coming down the road and see it turn into the parking lot, also sporting the non working light.
PBS edited 2 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere.
$16,785 17 November 1985