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FULL SYNOPSIS

Three teenagers learn a lot about life and love one summer in this romantic comedy-drama. Kat (Annabeth Gish), Daisy (Julia Roberts), and Jojo (Lili Taylor) are three working-class women just out of high school who have jobs at the same pizza parlor in the resort community of Mystic, Connecticut. Kat wants to study astronomy at Yale; when she starts baby-sitting for Tim (William R. Moses), a wealthy Yale graduate summering in Mystic, she finds herself falling in love with him, even though he's married and nearly twice her age. Daisy, who isn't sure what she wants from life, starts going with Charlie (Adam Storke), a recent law school dropout, though she starts to think that it may be more to rebel against her family than out of genuine affection. And Jojo is attracted to Bill (Vincent D'Onofrio), but she doesn't want to get married (she's already left him at the altar once); when Bill announces that he's no longer willing to have sex without marriage, she has to decide if his affections are worth a lifetime commitment. Conchata Ferrell appears in a supporting role as Leona, the proprietor of the pizza parlor, who zealously guards the secret formula of her sauce. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 14, 1988

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Julia Roberts Best Actress 1988 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Donald Petrie Best First Feature 1988 Winner

Cast

Annabeth Gish
as Kat Araujo
Julia Roberts
as Daisy Araujo
Lili Taylor
as Jojo Barboza
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Bill Montijo
William R. Moses
as Tim Travers
Adam Storke
as Charles Gordon Winsor
Conchata Ferrell
as Leona Valsouano
Joanna Merlin
as Mrs. Arujo
Marrisa Carey
as Flower Girl
Porscha Radcliffe
as Phoebe Travers
John Fiore
as Jake
Gene Amoroso
as Mr. Ed Barboza
Janet Zarish
as Nicole
Louis Turenne
as Everyday Gourmet
John Cunningham
as Mr. Windsor
Ann Flood
as Polly Windsor
Suzanne Shepherd
as Aunt Tweedy
Matt Damon
as Steamer
Jody Raymond
as Teresa
Ray Zuppa
as Mitch
Keith Jochim
as Tourist #2
Wiley Moore
as Newscaster
Al Hodgkins
as Priest
Lew Resseguie
as Maitre D'
Suzanne Shepherd
as Aunt Tweedy
Janet Zarish
as Nicole
Ray Zuppa
as Mitch
Gene Amoroso
as Mr. Ed Barboza
Louis Turenne
as Everyday Gourmet
Matt Damon
as Steamer
Al Hodgkins
as Priest
Marrisa Carey
as Flower Girl
Wiley Moore
as Newscaster
Jody Raymond
as Teresa
Ann Flood
as Polly Windsor
John Fiore
as Jake
Keith Jochim
as Tourist #2
Porscha Radcliffe
as Phoebe Travers
John Cunningham
as Mr. Windsor

Crew

Donald Petrie
Director
Scott Rosenfelt
Producer
Mark Levinson
Producer
Susan Vogelfang
Producer
Alfred Uhry
Screenwriter
Joanne Pagliaro
Screenwriter
Randy Howze
Screenwriter
Perry Howze
Screenwriter
Tim Suhrstedt
Cinematographer
Brad Fiedel
Songwriter
Frankie Previte
Songwriter
Steve Tyrell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Don Brochu
Editor
Marion Rothman
Editor
David Chapman
Production Designer
Mark Haack
Art Director
Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.
Executive Producer
Mark Haack
Set Designer
Clay Griffith
Set Designer
Jennifer Von Mayrhauser
Costume Designer
Mark A. Radcliffe
First Assistant Director
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Scott Rosenfelt
Production Manager
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Susan Vogelfang
Line Producer
Nan Piascik
Makeup
Vera Yurtchuk
Makeup
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