Release: March 28, 1986

A young nerdy boy hopes to gain acceptance in a high school by not backing down against the school bullies, attempting to make the football team and by befriending a new popular girl. His life is complicated when he falls in love with her while she falls in love with his protector, the school football star, in this sensitive and true portrayal of growing up.

Ben: "Why'd Tragle have to kill himself and leave us with this jackass?"
Tonto: "Sex-crazed, that's why."
Rena: "He wasn't sex-crazed! He was in love!"
Tonto: "With a dental technician?"
Rena: "Not everybody has to be beautiful to have someone fall in love with them."
Tonto: "You don't kill yourself over a dental technician."
Tonto: "You ever hear of "Romeo and Juliet"?"
Tonto: "Was she a dental technician?"
Rena: "No, but people do kill themselves when they can have the one they love!"
Lucas: "Are you referring to the size of my penis?"
Bruno: "Yeah, I am."
Lucas: "With a flaccid penis, it's the number of folds that count. Besides, I'm not semi-erect like some of you guys here."
Bruno: "What did you say?"
Lucas: "A University of Chicago study. You can tell the fags in a warm shower by who's got the longest dong. Hey, yours seems to be growing even now."
Bruno: "The hell it is!"
Lucas: "It IS, look!"
Lucas: "They say that aggression is an expression of sexual feeling."
Cappie: "I'm just being nice to her."
Alise: "Well, stop being nice to her! I don't want you talking to her anymore, I don't want to turn around and see you walking with her and smiling at her. I don't want her in this car on Friday night. We're not giving her any ride to any goddamn dance, she can put her fat ass on the back of Lucas's bike where it damn well belongs!"
Lucas: "There is a dance on Friday, and if you and Alise could take Maggie and me, it'd be great. See, she has to meet people. She has a strong need for acceptance."
Lucas: "I guess everybody has their own idea of fun. Some people go to football games. Other people do less superficial things."
Maggie: "Look, just because you don't approve of something, doesn't mean other people don't have a right to enjoy it. You're in the band aren't you?"
Lucas: "Yeah?"
Maggie: "So?"
Lucas: "So?"
Maggie: "So the band goes to football games!"
Lucas: "We're totally different!"
Maggie: "Why?"
Lucas: "Because the band does not have fun there!"
Bruno: "Luke, Luke! Get that ball away and puke! Ben and Luke! I'm going to puke!"
Lucas: "Let's go..."
Ben: "Don't let him scare you away!"
Lucas: "Scare me away?"
Ben: "Yeah, just tell him to eat shit."
Bruno: "Guys, what do you say? You coming out for the football team or not? We're trying to find you a jersey but we're all out of pup tents."
Ben: "You should talk, shit breath!"
Maggie: "You know how wonderful you are?"
Lucas: "Yeah, but it doesn't turn you on, does it?"
Coach: "Hear me good, you pissant! Because I'm only going to tell you one more time."
Lucas: "Don't you call me that! Don't you call me a pissant you dumb fucking jock!"
Coach: "What'd you say?"
Lucas: "You heard me, pencil-brain! I mean, who are we kidding here, who is the pissant? The second-rate coach of a third rate team or me?"
Maggie: "[Lucas goes to his bike] Where are you going?"
Lucas: "To the dance."
Mag: "By yourself?"
Luc: "Hey, I'm a party animal."
Coach: "Bly, in!"
Lucas: "What position?"
Coach: "Prone!"
Lucas: "You can't ever make me quit, EVER!"
Lucas: "Either you're an athlete; or you're not an athlete."
Lucas: "This equipment doesn't fit."
Coach: "No, it's You that don't fit."
Lucas: "If you're so depressed, how come you're eating pizza?"
Cappie: "Are you interested in politics?"
Maggie: "So so."
Cappie: "Are you interested in cars?"
Maggie: "No."
Cappie: "Are you interested in wide receivers?"
Maggie: "What's that?"
Cappie: "The position I play."
Maggie: "Oh, is that what you do? Sorta."
Cappie: "Are you interested in being kissed?"
Maggie: "Yes."
Ben: "Did you hear about Lucas? It's suicide!"
Rena: "What do you mean?"
Ben: "He's gone out for the football team!"
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