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Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 May 1985 (USA)
When her father goes out of town, beautiful A-student Natalie lets best friends Jeff and Polly move in. Separately and together, the trio of young teens learn much about life, love, and growing up.

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Linda Feferman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Connelly ... Natalie Becker
Byron Thames ... Jeff Moran
Maddie Corman ... Polly Franklin
Alan Boyce ... James Casey
Michael Zaslow ... Natalie's Father
Polly Draper ... Jeff's Mother
Marshall Bell ... Jeff's Stepfather
Billy Wirth ... Zoo Knudsen
Terry Kinney ... Bill the Photographer
Spalding Gray ... Dr. Rodney
Michael Higgins ... Senator Peterson
Denny Dillon ... Aunt Gail
Lauren Holly ... Lisa
Paul Martell Paul Martell ... White House Aide
Margo Skinner Margo Skinner ... Polly's Mother
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Storyline

Natalie Becker is staying at home studying and working on an essay to meet the president while her father is away. Jeffrey Moran, a childhood friend (whom her father does not know) is having trouble with his stepfather, Jeremy, who is an immature bully, so she lets him stay with her. All sorts of trouble and misunderstandings ensue. Natalie's best friend Polly tries to date a pro baseball player, Zoo Knudson, and is very intrusive on Natalie's personal life, jumping to hasty conclusions. She is also ready to jump on a plane to New York to be with Zoo. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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When you're fifteen, being in love is more than just...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deslices de joventud See more »

Filming Locations:

Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,078, 11 May 1986

Gross USA:

$31,430
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After finishing this film, Jennifer Connelly and Maddie Corman both auditioned for the lead role in Labyrinth (1986). Innitially Corman was very much considered, but when Connelly auditioned it was clear to director Jim Henson that she was the right choice. See more »

Goofs

In the part where Natalie Becker talks to the Vice President - saying, "I wrote you a letter," a boom mic is visible for 1 sec. on the top part of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Polly Franklin: Boys, Nat! Did you know that they have straight ones and bent ones? And if you look at their hands you can tell how big it is? I mean, can you imagine owning this thing with a will of its own? Don't you think about it all the time?
Natalie Becker: [rolls her eyes] Actually Polly, no.
Polly Franklin: They do weird things. You have a thought, it stands right up! Isn't it amazing? I mean, I can't imagine what it would be like to have one! Can you?
Natalie Becker: Polly!
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Referenced in Popular: Windstruck (1999) See more »

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Little Boy Sweet
Written by Franne Golde & Peter Ivers
Performed by Josie Aiello
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So sweet and really nostalgic
23 March 2006 | by dance_passion83See all my reviews

First off, I'm a huge fan of 80s movies, and of Jennifer Conelly as well. So yesterday, I wandered into a local used book/movie store and found a VHS copy. I read the back and it sounded good and for $3.99, it was a good deal. So I took it home and popped it in the VCR. What a sweet movie! At my age now, I relate more to movies like About Last Night or St. Elmo's Fire, but still I remember what it was like to be 15/16 and in love with an older guy, etc. We all have those little crushes when we're younger. And if it doesn't work out, we're heartbroken and we think that we'll never get over it. But of course we do. Many times. It's that sort of sweet quality that I really got from this movie. The feeling of "Oooh! I remember when something like that happened to me..." is all through it. The characters are interesting and well-developed. I recommend it to anyone who likes 80s movies, teen films in particular, or to anyone who just wants to go back and remember a simpler time in their lives.


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