Baby It's You

Baby It's You

Director: John Sayles Cast: Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano, Joanna Merlin

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Overview

In the early 1960s, two very different New Jersey high schoolers share their first love in this bittersweet romantic drama, an early feature by writer/director John Sayles. Jill Rosen (Rosanna Arquette) is a sweet, overachieving Jewish girl heading for college to become an actor; "Sheik" Capodilupo (Vincent Spano) is a mysterious, confident Italian guy who pushes his way into Jill's already busy life. Sheik successfully woos Jill, and the story follows their ups and downs as teenage romantics. While that introduction is lighter fare than most Sayles material, the film trails off into some unexpected plot developments, providing an original take on the "different sides of the track" genre. Sayles directs the high school scenes with a combination of reminiscence and reality, balancing the excitement of cars and the prom with the heartache, anxiety, and classwork that goes along with it. The movie is injected with a mostly 1960s soundtrack, yet the videocassette lists that "some music has been changed" for home video -- the note apparently refers to four Bruce Springsteen cuts. Matthew Modine and Tracy Pollan appear in small parts, and Robert Downey Jr. also has a tiny role. This was the fiercely independent Sayles' first film to be made with a major studio (Paramount), and he claims it will be his last, as he lost final editing control.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/14/2015
UPC: 0887090104401
Original Release: 1983
Rating: R
Source: Olive Films
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 32,085

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rosanna Arquette Jill
Vincent Spano Sheik
Joanna Merlin Mrs. Rosen
Jack Davidson Dr. Rosen
Nick Ferrari Mr. Capadilupo
Dolores Messina Mrs. Capadilupo
Leora Dana Miss Vernon
William Joseph Raymond Mr. Ripeppi
Sam McMurray Mr. mcManus
Liane Alexandra Curtis Jody
Claudia Sherman Beth
Marta Kober Debra
Rachel Dretzin Shelly
Susan Derendorf Chris
Caroline Aaron Waitress
Phil Brock Biff
Robin Johnson Joann
Richard Kantor Curtis
Donnie Kehr Barry
Michael E. Knight Philip
Gary McCleery Rat
Matthew Modine Steve
Julie Philips Karen
Tracy Pollan Leslie
Fisher Stevens Stage Manager
Frank Vincent Vinnie
Frank Zagarino Lew
Robert Downey Stewart

Technical Credits
John Sayles Director,Screenwriter
Michael Ballhaus Cinematographer
Robert F. Colesberry Associate Producer
Griffin Dunne Producer
Raymond L. Greenfield Asst. Director
Franne Lee Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Carol Nast Set Decoration/Design
Sonya Polonsky Editor
Amy Robinson Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
William Scharf Sound Editor
Jeffrey Townsend Production Designer

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Baby It's You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best, most percepting and engaging independent movies ever made.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
''Baby, It's You'' was a wonderful movie of the 80's. What made it so interesting to watch was the basic storyline and the characters. Vincent Spano was more then great. Its not in many movies that a poor Italian boy in somthing such as the mob, falls for a girl in which at one point he cannot have and goes to extremes to get.