The nostalgic opening title sequence shows genuine photos of the main cast members as children or young adults.

A TV movie for the ABC network.

Of the four kids in the movie; Zach Galligan, Molly Ringwald, River Phoenix and Heather O'Rourke, it is the two oldest (Galligan and Ringwald) who die young. In real life however, it would be the youngest who would pass early with O'Rourke dying in 1988 at the age of 12 and Phoenix in 1993 at the age of 23.

In conjunction with this film, Molly Ringwald and Zach Galligan appeared on the cover of People magazine's February 18, 1985 issue, which featured an article about teen suicide.