- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 20, 2004
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
- Stereo Surround - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 07/24/1987
"...Brazen, defiant....Lloyd is captivating..."
Variety - 05/13/1987
"...This is an enjoyable, well acted, technically sound production..."
Film Comment - 07/01/1987
"...[Lloyd] carries David Leland's film with impudent cheer..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/30/1987
"...Rapturously good....Leland has a reason, a purpose, a history for every character....His vision is as precise and as acute as Woody Allen's re-creation of the Rockaway Beach of his childhood in RADIO DAYS..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/07/2004
"[A] tender and spirited coming-of-age story."
A high-spirited tale of a rebellious teenage girl in 1950s Britian who energetically flouts the repressive sexual mores of her working-class seaside town. 16-year-old Lynda enjoys shocking her neighbors with her foul mouth and lascivious behavior, but underneath her flamboyantly cheeky facade is a lonely girl still suffering from the loss of her mother at an early age. No one in the town understands Lynda's desperate need to challenge conventions -- least of all Lynda's widowed dad. When Lynda's reckless sexual adventures lead her into a dangerous relationship with an unsavory older man, her father is powerless to stop her.
Coming Of Age |
Theatrical Release |
World War II
- Directorial debut for actor and screenwriter David Leland, who wrote the screenplay for "Mona Lisa" and "Personal Services." "Wish You Were Here" is loosely based on the early life of British madam Cynthia Payne. Payne's story is recounted by Paul Bailey in his biography 'An English Madam."
- Additional music credits: "Mule Train" by Jonny Lange, Hi Heath, and Fred Glickman; "The Cokey, Cokey" by Jimmy Kennedy; "It Had to Be You" by Kahn, Jones.
- Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Censors.