All the Right Moves (1983)
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High school athlete Tom Cruise would do anything to escape the dull provincialism of his home town. Cruise's bullying coach Craig T. Nelson cajoles Cruise into seeking an athletic scholarship to a major university. Inevitably, the boy begins to question his goals in life, and soon his soul is the object of a tug of war between Nelson and Cruise's girlfriend Lea Thompson. The first directorial effort for cinematographer Michael Chapman, All the Right Moves was photographed by Jan DeBont, who'd
Oct 21, 1983 Wide
Mar 5, 2002
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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The movie gets into the dynamics of the high-school student body and into the tender, complicated relationship between the Cruise character and his girlfriend (Lea Thompson).
Cliched and clunky. Not really a great showcase for Cruise or Chris Penn.
This cliche-riddled picture was the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Michael Chapman, who took no risks in his first time out.
he 1983 film presents a fairly realistic portrait of high school life and is best at evoking the rhythm of emotions that come with overcast autumn days, factory layoffs, high school football and young romance. If you start examining the details of the plo
Marred by a fake happy ending that negates the predominantly gloom mood, this small-town fable is cliche-ridden, though it's nicely shot and well-acted by Tom Cruise as the restless, stifled hero just before he became a star.
Cruise has always been an underrated actor, but this is early "non wacko" Cruise
An ending so unlikely in that forlorn uplift way that an insulin shot should be offered as part of the DVD's packaging.
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