Permanent Record

Permanent Record

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Director: Marisa Silver

Cast: Alan Boyce, Keanu Reeves, Michelle Meyrink

     
 

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High school student Alan Boyce has it all: looks, charm, popularity, excellent grades, a promising future. So why does Boyce abruptly commit suicide? As the shock waves of the boy's death reverberate through the halls of his school, the other students--particularly Boyce's best friend Keanu Reeves--ask themselves if they, too, are capable of self-destruction. As for

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High school student Alan Boyce has it all: looks, charm, popularity, excellent grades, a promising future. So why does Boyce abruptly commit suicide? As the shock waves of the boy's death reverberate through the halls of his school, the other students--particularly Boyce's best friend Keanu Reeves--ask themselves if they, too, are capable of self-destruction. As for the adults, Boyce's suicide is one more of a myriad of mysteries concerning "Generation X" (though it was not yet so labelled in 1988). While the film offers no easy answers, either for the characters or the audience, Permanent Record ultimately demonstrates that there are ways to cope with the pressures of life other than taking one's own life. An added bonus: the teenagers in the film act like genuine teenagers, not like TV sitcom wisecrackers or oversexed cretins.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2014
UPC:
0883316956274
Original Release:
1988
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
35,759

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Boyce David Sinclair
Keanu Reeves Chris Townsend
Michelle Meyrink M.G.
Jennifer Rubin Lauren
Pam Gidley Kim
Michael Elgart Jake
Lou Reed Himself
Richard Bradford Leo Verdell, Principal
Dakin Matthews Mr. McBain, Drama Teacher
Barry Corbin Jim Sinclair
Kathy Baker Martha Sinclair
Joshua Taylor Nicky
Sam Vlahos Mr. Townsend
David Selberg Dr. Moss, School Superintendent
Kevin Michael Brown Tiny
Phil Diskin Security Guard
Garrett Lambert Producer
Carolyn Tomei Chemistry Teacher
Mark Springer Sailors Audition
Paul Ganus Randy
Ron Jaxson Woody
Jan Merlin Minister

Technical Credits
Marisa Silver Director
Woody Crocker Set Decoration/Design
Frederick Elmes Cinematographer
Jarre Fees Screenwriter
Robert Gravenor Sound/Sound Designer
Eric Heffron Asst. Director
Martin Hornstein Executive Producer
Steve Karatzas Art Director
Larry Ketron Screenwriter
Michel Levesque Production Designer
Alice Liddle Screenwriter
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Frank Mancuso Producer
Becky Mancuso Musical Direction/Supervision
Neil Portnow Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Brown Editor
Joe Strummer Score Composer
Tracy Tynan Costumes/Costume Designer

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Permanent Record 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best movie Keanu Reeves pre-Speed. Most emotions were portrayed very realistically and the truth to the movie is what is the most shocking of it all. Parents, friends and siblings might not understand it....and in truth no one really will unless there was some evidence to teen suicide but it is out there and people have to be informed. A great movie to watch in a psychology class or just with friends, and definitely some tear jerker parts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was well thought out movie, and planned excellently like Keanu would have put it. I was wondering why I can't find the movie soundtrack that was partially written by Legendary songwriter and producer, and founding member of The Eagles - Mr. J.D. Souther