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The In Crowd (1988)

In the mid-60s, a teenage 4.0 high-school student is drawn out of his element on a dare by his peers, to become a dancer on popular TV music show.

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Mark Rosenthal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Del (as Donovan Leitch)
Joe Pantoliano ... Perry Parker
Jennifer Runyon ... Vicky
Bruce Kirby ... Morris
Scott Plank ... Dugan
Wendy Gazelle Wendy Gazelle ... Gail
Sean Sullivan ... Popeye (as Sean Gregory Sullivan)
Charlotte d'Amboise Charlotte d'Amboise ... Ina
Page Hannah ... Lydia
Mark Soper ... Station Manager
Freddie Ganno ... Orson
Richard Schave Richard Schave ... Tucker
Matthew Nasatir Matthew Nasatir ... Bernstein
John R. Russell John R. Russell ... Ming
Elliott Alexander Elliott Alexander ... Jack Goron
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Storyline

A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully gets on a popular teen dance television show he becomes a star. The plot follows him as he lives his new life in his new world. What he finds are adoring fans, jealous rivals, bitter friends left behind, and the girl of his dreams...his dance partner. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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They had all the moves!

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Comedy | Drama | History | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dance Party See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$136,567

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$136,567
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There was a lawsuit involving this movie. The Perry Parker character was based on a Phildelphia Disc Jockey named Jerry Blavat, who sued to keep the movie from being released. The producers of the movie settled with Blavat out of court. See more »

Goofs

The 64 Impala that Del drives loses a taillight bulb during the course of filming. See more »

Quotes

Del: Okay, we're solving for "n".
Vicky: But that's a letter. I thought this was math.
Del: It's algebra. That is math.
Vicky: Oh...
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Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

The 'In' Crowd
Written by Billy Page
Performed, produced and recorded by Dobie Gray for Dobie Gray Productions
By permission of Unichappell Music, Inc.
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A male version of "Dirty Dancing"
26 March 1999 | by robertb-4See all my reviews

This coming-of-age movie is sort of a male version of "Dirty Dancing" with a young man from a wealthy suburb falling for a tough city girl. The best thing about it is the soundtrack, which is packed with undeservedly overlooked R & B from the '60s--great songs like the Marvelows' "I Do," Tina Britt's "The Real Thing," the Majors' "A Wonderful Dream" and the Marvelettes' "When You're Young And In Love." It's a refreshing change from the typical '60s movie with songs you've already heard a million times. The dancing is terrific, Donovan Leitch and Jennifer Runyon are appealing as the young lovers, and Joe Pantoliano is outstanding as DJ Perry Parker.


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