James Foley’s (At Close Range, Glengarry Glen Ross) first film, as well as Aidan Quinn’s, this flashy, empty, very 80’s movie features Quinn and Daryl Hannah in a midwestern, steel-mill version of Romeo and Juliet. Shot by Fassbinder, Scorsese and Redford’s DP, Michael Ballhaus, and written by Chris Columbus (Gremlins, The Goonies, director of Home Alone 1 and 2, the first two Harry Potter films, and the classic, Bicentennial Man), it is filled to the brim with hideous, yet hilarious dialogue, mostly via setting up “tough guy” Aidan Quinn and his motorcycle antics, who, no matter how old he was at the time, always looks 35, betraying the notion that he’s a high school student. Hannah looks amazing throughout (and nude), with this and Splash, one wonders if she ate at all in 1984. Features a very silly/spazzy/awesome prom dance sequence cut to “I might like you better if we slept together,” no surprise the guy who edited it ended up directing Purple Rain. This movie is the very personification of 80’s MTV. Be happy that you can experience it, because your life would be meaningless without it.