DIRECTOR: FRANK PERRY
CAST: BARBARA HERSHEY, RICHARD THOMAS, BRUCE DAVISON, CATHERINE BURNS
An X-rated (in the MPAA sense, not the XXX sense) cult coming-of-age classic, adapted from Evan Hunter’s novel by the eternally-underrated director/writer team of Frank and Eleanor Perry. Starring Barbara Hershey, Bruce Davison, Richard Thomas, and an Oscar-nominated Catherine Burns as a group of Fire Island youths whose impending maturity is marked by shattering emotional and sexual violence in this, the rare teen film untainted by sepia nostalgia.
Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.