PG-13 | | Comedy
Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy, and living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house.
Matthew Broderick, who won a Tony Award for playing Eugene Morris Jerome on Broadway, was not available for the film version due to his commitment to Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). Broderick later played Eugene in the film version of Biloxi Blues (1988). Jonathan Silverman, who plays Eugene in this film, had taken over the role for Broderick in the Broadway runs of "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Biloxi Blues." Silverman later played Eugene in the original Broadway production of "Broadway Bound," the third play in the trilogy. For the Broadway Bound (1992), Silverman played Stanley Jerome, Eugene's older brother, while Corey Parker played Eugene. Parker had also played Arnold Epstein, an Army buddy of Eugene's, alongside Broderick, in the film version of Biloxi Blues (1988).
I have seen the Golden Palace of the Himalayas. Puberty is over! Onward and upward!
When Eugene runs out of his house at night to catch up to Stanley at the Subway Station, he jumps over some cables laid out in the middle of the street. Cables used to power the lights for the scene.
$2,580,750 28 December 1986