Sixteen-year-old Michael Dunn arrives at St. Basil's Catholic Boys School in Brooklyn circa 1965. There, he befriends all of the misfits in his class as they collide with the repressive faculty and discover the opposite sex as they come of age.Written by
The movie's closing credits in remembrance of dedication declares: "Otto Paoloni. His contribution to this industry will always be remembered". Paolini has previously passed-away mid-1984. See more »
It seems unrealistic that Danni would be running the soda fountain shop all by herself with that many customers and no one to help her. A lunch special is shown on a wall board. However, there is no one else shown doing any cooking, attending the counter, or helping her in any way. See more »
I'll never ever get into Harvard now. I'll have to settle for Queen's College.
Well, you should feel right at home in QUEEN'S College!
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..and I was an altar boy, and went to church every day, and confession..
So watching this the other day brought some of that back to me. There were Brothers in the parish but nuns taught school.
As some other comments have suggested, this movie is unimaginable without Kevin Dillon. He's riotous, from beginning to end. He's given all the good lines and makes the most of them. You barely hear Patrick Dempsey's voice at all.
I was and am not an Andrew McCarthy fan, but he's very tolerable in this. Its the lead but the less showy part. His scenes with Mary Stuart Masterson don't exactly jump off the screen, but they are adequate to the movie.
Movie also gets some points from me for the Elvis references. The guys go to an Elvis movie after seeing the Pope (and get in trouble for it), plus the King is heard over the credits at the end. 8/10.
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