Top positive review
on 4 June 2014
A highly underrated Teen angst flick that borrows heavily from the theme of " Rebel without a Cause ".
Aidan Quinn plays Johnny Rourke, a star football player, however, since his mother deserted him and his Father ( Kenneth McMillan ) he has become rebellious and is desperate to leave the bleak, industrial town he lives in and to change the life he feels trapped in.
Daryl Hannah plays Tracey Prescott, a popular & beautiful cheerleader from the right side of the tracks who, having become bored with her jock boyfriend (Adam Baldwin) gravitates to Johnny after he rigs the class vote that pairs him with her at the senior dance.
They get close, she is attracted to his dangerous side, a relationship develops and there are some fairly explicit sex scenes too.
This is worth seeking out if you love St.Elmo's Fire, About Last Night and other gritty coming of age dramas.
It lacks the warmth of the John Hughes High school films, but is a far more than the " good girl meets a bad boy " genre it could easily fall into.
Both Quinn and Hannah are beautiful to look at and play their roles very well.
Although no official UK release has occured, as yet, the Spanish Import DVD does play in English, you have to opt for the " INGLES " option, and then using your remote switch off the Spanish subtitles.