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This romantic comedy is based on a true story that happened in California in 1944. Sonny Wisecarver (Patrick Dempsey) is 15 year old who has an affair with his older neighbor Judy (Talia Balsam). The two run off and get married, but a stern judge has the union annulled. Sonny is hauled before the same judge when he gets involved with another older woman (Beverly D'Angelo), and the publicity makes him the object of affection for millions of young women who believe Sonny has something special. Michael Constantine and Betty Jinnett play Sonny's concerned parents. Carl Reiner is the uncredited narrator, and the real-life Elliott "Sonny" Wisecarver has a cameo appearance as a mailman. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:September 16, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Christopher Doyle Best Cinematography (Runner-up) 2001 Winner

Cast

Patrick Dempsey
as Ellsworth Sonny Wisecarver
Beverly D'Angelo
as Francine Glatt
Talia Balsam
as Judy Cusimano
Michael Constantine
as Mr. Wisecarver
Betty Jinnette
as Mrs. Wisecarver
Kathleen Freeman
as Mrs. Marver, The Landlady
Joshua Cadman
as Tony
Bert Convy
as Newspaper Editor
Michael Darrell
as Bailiff
Armin Shimerman
as Priest
Peter Hobbs
as The Judge
Tony Longo
as Carlo, Judy's Husband
Douglas Rowe
as Uncle Clete
Ernie Brown
as Chief Papa Bear Kelsey
Kim Myers
as Wendy, The Usherette
Brian McNamara
as George
Dana Short
as Alberta
Nan Woods
as Madeline
Tom Breznahan
as Gary
Gillian Grant
as Karen
Lisanne Falk
as Jamie
Burr Middleton
as FBI Agent Harrow
Jared Chandler
as Western Union Messenger
Edith Fellows
as Mrs. Long, Judy's Mother
Tom Tarpey
as Front Yard Reporter
Crane Jackson
as Front Yard Reporter
Neil Elliot
as Arresting Cop
Mae Williams
as Angry Neighbor, Willowbrook
Janet Rotblatt
as Angry Neighbor, Willowbrook
Harvey J. Goldenberg
as Marriage License Clerk
Tom Maier
as Judge
Putter Smith
as Minister
Lenore Woodward
as Justice of the Peace
Lee Garlington
as Schlitz Waitress
Charles Stevenson
as Telegraph Clerk
Wayne Grace
as Bus Driver
Jeffrey Alan Chandler
as Hotel Clerk
Bob Gould
as Detective Glore
Jordan Myers
as Desk Sergeant
Rick Salassi
as News Photographer, Denver
Laura Bastianelli
as Judy's Cellmates, Denver
Tommy Ryan
as Nes Photographer, Denver
Ted Noose
as Denver Reporter
Charlie Holliday
as Reporter
Valerie Reynolds
as Policewoman
Rocky Giordani
as Tough Inmate, Los Angeles
Kitty Swink
as Sponge Bath Nurse
Sarah Partridge
as Winking Nurse
Steve Whittaker
as Three-Fingered Surgeon
Terry Camilleri
as Judy's Lawyer
David Schermerhorn
as LA Courtroom Heckler
John Zarchen
as LA Courtroom Heckler
Cletus Young
as Sonny's Guard
Guy Christopher
as LA Reporter
Paul Keith
as Reporter
Joycee Katz
as Rosie the Riveter
Jay Varela
as her Husbad, The Tuna Foreman
Michael Bandoni
as Rooming House Boarder
S.A. Griffin
as Cpl. Howard Glatt, USMC
Tom Patten
as Marine With Stars And Stripes Newspaper
Marilyn Cohen
as Yenta
Niles Brewster
as Principal
Bess Meyer
as Teenage Girl (Slapper)
Max Perlich
as Teenage Boy (Slapee)
Andrew Roperto
as Switchblade Kid
Rocky Parker
as Woman on Train
Carl Reiner
as Narrator
Darwyn Swalve
as Huge Inmate, Los Angeles
Tom Ashworth
as Man on Train
Valerie Reynolds
as Policewoman
Jeffrey Alan Chandler
as Hotel Clerk
Steve Whittaker
as Three-Fingered Surgeon
Jay Varela
as her Husbad, The Tuna Foreman
Joycee Katz
as Rosie the Riveter
Neil Elliot
as Arresting Cop
John Zarchen
as LA Courtroom Heckler
Rick Salassi
as News Photographer, Denver
Ted Noose
as Denver Reporter
Andrew Roperto
as Switchblade Kid
Brian McNamara
as George
Sarah Partridge
as Winking Nurse
Wayne Grace
as Bus Driver
Paul Keith
as Reporter
Tom Maier
as Judge
Guy Christopher
as LA Reporter
Michael Bandoni
as Rooming House Boarder
Janet Rotblatt
as Angry Neighbor, Willowbrook
Charles Stevenson
as Telegraph Clerk
Lenore Woodward
as Justice of the Peace
Harvey J. Goldenberg
as Marriage License Clerk
Lisanne Falk
as Jamie
Douglas Rowe
as Uncle Clete
Dana Short
as Alberta
Crane Jackson
as Front Yard Reporter
Nan Woods
as Madeline
Tony Longo
as Carlo, Judy's Husband
Bob Gould
as Detective Glore
Ernie Brown
as Chief Papa Bear Kelsey
Bert Convy
as Newspaper Editor
Burr Middleton
as FBI Agent Harrow
Jared Chandler
as Western Union Messenger
Putter Smith
as Minister
Kitty Swink
as Sponge Bath Nurse
Tommy Ryan
as Nes Photographer, Denver
Armin Shimerman
as Priest
Michael Darrell
as Bailiff
Darwyn Swalve
as Huge Inmate, Los Angeles
Tom Patten
as Marine With Stars And Stripes Newspaper
Niles Brewster
as Principal
Tom Tarpey
as Front Yard Reporter
Max Perlich
as Teenage Boy (Slapee)
Kim Myers
as Wendy, The Usherette
Edith Fellows
as Mrs. Long, Judy's Mother
Rocky Giordani
as Tough Inmate, Los Angeles
Joshua Cadman
as Tony
Bess Meyer
as Teenage Girl (Slapper)
David Schermerhorn
as LA Courtroom Heckler
Carl Reiner
as Narrator
Lee Garlington
as Schlitz Waitress
Jordan Myers
as Desk Sergeant
Cletus Young
as Sonny's Guard
Gillian Grant
as Karen
Rocky Parker
as Woman on Train
S.A. Griffin
as Cpl. Howard Glatt, USMC
Tom Breznahan
as Gary
Marilyn Cohen
as Yenta
Mae Williams
as Angry Neighbor, Willowbrook
Terry Camilleri
as Judy's Lawyer
Charlie Holliday
as Reporter
Laura Bastianelli
as Judy's Cellmates, Denver
Peter Hobbs
as The Judge

Crew

Phil Alden Robinson
Director
Karen Mack
Producer
Gary Adelson
Producer
Brian Frankish
Producer
Phil Alden Robinson
Screenwriter
John Lindley
Cinematographer
Duke Ellington
Featured Music
Joseph Garland
Songwriter
Fleecie Moore
Songwriter
Mitchell Parish
Songwriter
Bette Midler
Songwriter
Eubie Blake
Featured Music
Frank Strayer
Songwriter
Andy Razaf
Featured Music
Johnny Mercer
Featured Music
Eddie de Lange
Featured Music
Dennis Gassner
Production Designer
Dins Danielsen
Art Director
Richard Hoover
Set Designer
Linda Burns
Costume Designer
Linda M. Bass
Costume Designer
Richard Arrington
Makeup
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