TV Movie | PG-13 | | Drama
The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes ... See full summary »
Actors Donovan and Carnie Wilson are the respective children of musicians 'Donovan' and The Beach Boys' singer Brian Wilson, both of whom are heard in the soundtrack. Jason Nesmith, son of ex-Monkee Michael Nesmith, also appears.
Michael Rainbow, I'm going to make you a promise. I am going to take this money, and then I am going to find a nice, warm place for us to stay, for as long as we want.
Katie Herlihy: I don't know where! But we are never going to spend another night sleeping on a ...
Playing over the scene with the graphic "Loyola University, 1964" is The Byrds' version of the Bob Dylan song "The Times They Are A-Changin'" which was not recorded until September, 1965. Dylan's version was released in January, 1964.
A scene where Katie and her friends gathered in front of her television to watch The Beatles performance on the Ed Sullivan show was originally shown in NBC's first broadcast of the mini-series but ended up getting cut out of all the home video versions of the film (including NBC's own 2 tape set which could only be ordered straight from the network). The scene is also missing from later presentations of the film on networks such as VH1. In the scene Katie and her friends sit on the floor in front of the television and scream in delight at the sight of The Beatles while Katie's brother, Michael, sits behind them secretly trying to brush his hair down so that he can look like the famous quartet.
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