Story

Peter Bogdanovich directed this sensitive and moving story about a teenage boy, Rocky (Eric Stoltz), who lives with severe facial deformities and poor prognosis for survival beyond childhood. The film concentrates on that threshold-of-adulthood period familiar to past and present 16-year-olds, folding together common experiences of youth (love, hassles with mom, a desire to travel) with the special burdens endured by the hero. Stoltz, absolutely unrecognizable under lots and lots of prosthetic makeup, is quite good, as are Cher (as Rocky's mother) and Sam Elliott (Rocky's father figure). More than a tearjerker, the film is a genuine celebration of all that is most precious in life, even more to those who have nothing to take for granted. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

CherFlorence 'Rusty' Dennis
Sam ElliottGar
Eric StoltzRoy L.'Rocky' Dennis
Estelle GettyEvelyn
Richard DysartAbe
Laura DernDiana Adams
Micole MercurioBabe
Harry Carey Jr.Red
Dennis BurkleyDozer
Lawrence MonosonBen
Alexandra PowersLisa
Kelly Jo MinterLorrie
Nick CassavetesT.J.
Creed BrattonCarnival Ticket Taker

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Peter Bogdanovich
  • Producer: Image
  • Length: 120 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 8, 1985
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 17, 2000
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