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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon Details

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The teen drama A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon is directed by William Richert, who adapted the screenplay from his own semi-autobiographical novel Aren't You Even Going to Kiss Me Goodbye? Set in a wealthy Chicago suburb during the 1960s, middle-class Jimmy Reardon (River Phoenix) hangs out with his upper-class best friend, Fred Roberts (Matthew Perry), and sleeps with Fred's snobby girlfriend, Denise Hunter (Ione Skye). He spends his time writing poetry and drinking coffee while he decides what to do after high school. His parents won't help him pay for tuition unless he attends the same business college as his father did, but Jimmy doesn't want to follow that path. Instead, he focuses on coming up with enough money for a plane ticket to go to Hawaii with his wealthy yet chaste girlfriend, Lisa Bentwright (Meredith Salenger). On the night of a big party, Jimmy is given the task of driving home his mother's divorced friend, Joyce Fickett (Ann Magnuson), who conveniently seduces him. Since he is late picking up Lisa, she goes to the dance with the rich Matthew Hollander (Jason Court) instead. Jimmy then crashes the family car and shares an intimate rapprochement with his father (Paul Koslo). ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:February 26, 1988

Cast

River Phoenix
as Jimmy Reardon
Ann Magnuson
as Joyce Fickett
Meredith Salenger
as Lisa Bentwright
Ione Skye
as Denise Hunter
Louanne
as Suzie Middleberg
Matthew Perry
as Fred Roberts
Paul Koslo
as Al Reardon
Jane Hallaren
as Faye Reardon
Jason Court
as Mathew Hollander
James Deuter
as Linus Spaulding
Anastasia Fielding
as Elaine
Kamie Harper
as Rosie Reardon
Johnny Galecki
as Toby Reardon
Melva Williams
as Maid
Regan Andreas
as Sailor Cap
E.J. Murray
as Alice
Mark Winsten
as Red Blazer
Jack McLaughlin-Gray
as Carnation
Kristin Weithas
as Coffee House Girl
Lisa Stodder
as Coffee House Girl
Kurt Bjorling
as Musician
Alan Goldsher
as Musician
Kurt Bjorling
as Musician
Johnny Galecki
as Toby Reardon
Alan Goldsher
as Musician
Melva Williams
as Maid
E.J. Murray
as Alice
James Deuter
as Linus Spaulding
Lisa Stodder
as Coffee House Girl
Kamie Harper
as Rosie Reardon
Regan Andreas
as Sailor Cap
Jack McLaughlin-Gray
as Carnation
Anastasia Fielding
as Elaine
Kristin Weithas
as Coffee House Girl
Mark Winsten
as Red Blazer

Crew

William Richert
Director
Russell Schwartz
Producer
William Richert
Screenwriter
William Richert
Book Author
John Connor
Cinematographer
Steve Cropper
Songwriter
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Featured Music
Bill Conti
Composer (Music Score)
Bo Diddley
Songwriter
Deadric Malone
Songwriter
Gregory Carroll
Songwriter
Elmer Bernstein
Songwriter
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
Doris Payne
Songwriter
Suzanne Fenn
Editor
Norman Newberry
Production Designer
John R. Jensen
Art Director
Richard H. Prince
Co-producer
Noel Marshall
Executive Producer
Hilton Rosemarin
Set Designer
Curtiss Smith
Special Effects
Geof Brewer
Stunts
Rick LeFevour
Stunts
Elisabeth Leustig
Casting
Rodger Jacobs
Makeup
Scott D. Smith
Sound Recordist
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