Everybody’s All-American


(out of 5)

This enjoyable drama centres around the loss of youth’s golden dreams in the wake of grown-up reality.  plays a star college football player who sees nothing but glory and success in his future for him and his cheerleader girlfriend (, who is definitely too old for the college scenes but does so well later on that it’s forgivable). Life after college, however, isn’t all they’d both hoped, and soon the demands of practicality require them to sacrifice much of what they’d hoped for and be satisfied with just getting by. Quaid’s exceptional performance is the best reason to watch it.

New Visions, Warner Bros.

USA, 1988

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Taylor Hackford, ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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