Boys

Overview

Boys is a coming-of-age tale about an addled prep school student who nurses a woman back to health after an accident and becomes involved in her cryptic past. John Baker Jr. Lukas Haas is a tormented high school senior outcast who's weary of his upper-crust boarding school life and dreads his future as a supermarket chain manager. When he finds Patty Vare Winona Ryder unconscious in a field after being thrown from a horse, Baker sees this as an opportunity to break out of his humdrum existence, and he smuggles ...
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Overview

Boys is a coming-of-age tale about an addled prep school student who nurses a woman back to health after an accident and becomes involved in her cryptic past. John Baker Jr. Lukas Haas is a tormented high school senior outcast who's weary of his upper-crust boarding school life and dreads his future as a supermarket chain manager. When he finds Patty Vare Winona Ryder unconscious in a field after being thrown from a horse, Baker sees this as an opportunity to break out of his humdrum existence, and he smuggles her into the school to take care of her. The relationship blooms into a somewhat bizarre love affair, as John discovers that Patty is concealing a mysterious secret involving a missing baseball player and a stolen car. Although the film takes a little time to get started, what originates as an analysis of guarded youths making foolish judgments evolves into a celebration of adolescent insurrection.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
An unlikely romance is at the center of this easygoing, offbeat drama from talented indie director Stacey Cochran My New Gun. A prep school student Lukas Haas hides a mysterious, 25-year-old beauty Winona Ryder in his dorm room while she recovers from her fall from a horse and avoids the law. Flashbacks provide the story behind Ryder's desire to lay low, but the love story, with its elements of teen-male fantasy, is the film's raison d'etre. Falling head over heels for the older woman, Hass risks everything for her, from his academic future to his relationship with his parents. Some sharp performances look for Skeet Ulrich in a supporting role distinguish the ensemble of prep school students, while the similarly brooding screen personae of Hass and Ryder effectively create their immediate and surprisingly believable rapport. A mesmerizing Stewart Copeland score punctuated with evocative pop songs adds to the film's atmosphere of youthful romanticism.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1997
  • UPC: 786936595130
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Winona Ryder Patty Vare
Lukas Haas John Baker Jr.
Skeet Ulrich Buddy Valentine
John C. Reilly Officer Kellogg Curry
Bill Sage Bill Martone
Wiley Wiggins John Phillips
Rob Carlton Tom Vare
Chris Cooper Mr. John Baker
Maddie Corman Liz Curry
Andy Davis Jonathan Marco
John Fitzpatrick Steve Hunt
James Gardiner Kellogg Curry Jnr
Cheryl Goode Beer Girl
Angela Hall Officer Julie Leroux
Jessica Harper Mrs. John Baker
Charlie Hofheimer John Cooke
Catherine Keener Jilly
James LeGros Fenton Ray
Matt Malloy Bartender
Marty McDonough Teacher
Carter McNeese Floor Waxer
Bob Moore Officer Darryl Cane
David Newsom Curt
David Paulson Lieutenant Love
Christopher Pettiet Jon Heinz
John Reeves Phil Rains Esq.
Gregorio Rosenblum Dr. Paz
Vivienne Shub Frances
Miranda Syp Ellen Vare
Spencer Vrooman John Murphy
Russell Young John Van Slieder
Technical Credits
Stacy Cochran Director, Screenwriter
Peter Bækkel Asst. Director
Dan Bishop Production Designer
Stewart Copeland Score Composer, Songwriter
Lucy W. Corrigan Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert W. Cort Executive Producer
Naomi Donne Makeup
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
Paul Feldsher Producer
Ted Field Executive Producer
Peter Frankfurt Producer
Dianna Freas Set Decoration/Design
Eric Heffron Asst. Director
Erica Huggins Producer
Chuck Jeffreys Stunts
Chuck Jeffries Stunts
David Kelson Sound Mixer
Gary Kosko Art Director
Scott Kroopf Executive Producer
Thomas Loizeaux Camera Operator
Michael J. Moore Asst. Director
Rudd Simmons Co-producer
Todd Thaler Casting
Camilla Toniolo Editor
Matt Vogel Special Effects
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