|Directed by||Joyce Chopra|
|Produced by||Martin Rosen|
|Written by||Tom Cole (screenplay)|
Joyce Carol Oates (original short story)
|Music by||Russ Kunkel|
|Editing by||Patrick Dodd|
|Distributed by||American Playhouse|
|Release date(s)||September 10, 1985|
|Running time||96 min. Joyce Chopra (born 1938) is an American director and Writer of Feature films and Television. Martin Rosen is a British film director and producer Rosen started as the producer of A Great Big Thing in 1968 and later co-produced Ken Russell 's Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16 1938) is an American author and the Roger S Laura Elizabeth Dern (born February 10, 1967) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actress. Treat Williams (born December 1, 1951) is an American actor who has appeared on film stage and television over the course of his prolific career Russell Kunkel, also known as Russ Kunkel, is a Drummer and producer who has worked as a Session musician with a number of well-known artists Bill Payne (born March 12 1949, Waco, Texas) is a founding member of critically acclaimed American rock band James Glennon, ASC ( 29 August, 1942 in Los Angeles, California &ndash 19 October, 2006) was an American American Playhouse is an Anthology Television series periodically broadcast by PBS. Goldcrest Films is a British film production company founded by Jake Eberts in January 1977 Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar)|
Smooth Talk is a 1985 motion picture, loosely based on Joyce Carol Oates' 1966 short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", which was in turn inspired by the Tucson murders committed by Charles Schmid. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16 1938) is an American author and the Roger S The short story is a literary genre of Fictional Prose Narrative that tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction such "Where Are You Going Where Have You Been?" is a frequently anthologized short story written by Joyce Carol Oates. Tucson (ˈtuːsɒn is the seat of Pima County Arizona, United States, located 118 miles (188 km) southeast Charles Howard 'Smitty' Schmid Jr ( July 8, 1942 - March 30, 1975) also known as The Pied Piper of Tucson, The protagonist and main character, Connie, is played by Laura Dern. The Protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. Laura Elizabeth Dern (born February 10, 1967) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actress. The antagonist, Arnold Friend, is played by Treat Williams. An antagonist (from Greek ανταγωνιστής - antagonistes, "opponent competitor rival" is a character or Treat Williams (born December 1, 1951) is an American actor who has appeared on film stage and television over the course of his prolific career
The film was produced by American Playhouse and Goldcrest Films, and originally released to movie theatres in 1985. American Playhouse is an Anthology Television series periodically broadcast by PBS. Goldcrest Films is a British film production company founded by Jake Eberts in January 1977 Cinemaaustraliajpg|thumb|A movie theater in Australia ]]A movie theater, movie theatre, picture theatre or cinema is a venue The original music score was composed by Russ Kunkel and Bill Payne. Russell Kunkel, also known as Russ Kunkel, is a Drummer and producer who has worked as a Session musician with a number of well-known artists Bill Payne (born March 12 1949, Waco, Texas) is a founding member of critically acclaimed American rock band
Connie Wyatt is a restless 15-year-old who is anxious to experiment the pleasures of her sexual awakening. Before she enters her sophomore year in high school, she spends the summer moping around her family cottage. She suffers her mother's put-downs while hearing nothing but praise for her older sister June. Her father somehow manages to float around the family tensions. She helps paint the cottage just as her mother constantly demands her to.
Connie passes the time cruising shopping malls with her friends and flirting with boys. When an actual date leads to heavy petting, however, she flees from his car. At a hamburger joint, an older man confides to her "I'm watching you!", and proves it soon after. One afternoon, her mother and June warn Connie to be careful with her flirting, and she is left alone in the cottage when her family goes to a barbecue.
After Connie is playing around the house, a man named Arnold Friend approaches her and identifies himself as "A. Friend". He dresses and acts like James Dean and name-drops several teeny bopper acts, even though he is much older than she is. James Byron Dean ( February 8 1931 &ndash September 30 1955) was a two-time Oscar -nominated American Film Teenybopper is a term invented by Marketing professionals and psychologists, and it later became also a Subculture of its own. She thinks about taking a ride with him, but after he persuades her into doing so, she does so out of fear, while his friend remains in the house.
When she returns home, Connie is bewildered and disheveled, but tells Arnold that she never wants to see him again. It is left ambiguous whether or not he raped her; it is implied that she isn't the same person we met at the beginning of the film. Rape, also referred to as Sexual assault, is an Assault by a person involving Sexual intercourse with or Sexual penetration of another person After her family returns home, her mother tearfully apologizes to her for slapping her, but Connie reassures her that everything is all right. At the end of the film, she never tells June about what happened, but dances with her to James Taylor's music.
|Laura Dern||Connie Wyatt|
|Treat Williams||Arnold Friend|
|Mary Kay Place||Katherine Wyatt|
|Levon Helm||Harry Wyatt|
|Elizabeth Berridge||June Wyatt|
|Sundance Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic|
Waiting for the Moon
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