A young man on the verge of graduating from boarding school gets a fresh view of life after rescuing a beautiful, slightly older woman with a checkered past. Discovering she's on the run, he hides her in his dorm room and the two begin a romantic voyage of self-discovery. Based on "20 Minutes," a short story by James Salter.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Hot Hollywood favorite Winona Ryder (MR. DEEDS, GIRL, INTERRUPTED) stars in this compelling story of mystery and intrigue! On the run from her family, the police -- and a terrible secret -- an attractive young woman (Ryder) suddenly appears at an exclusive prep school, searching for a safe place to hide. But when a rebellious student (Lukas Haas -- ZOOLANDER) helps to keep her identity a secret, they soon find themselves intimately involved ... with time running out and the authorities closing in! With riveting performances and a thrilling, high-energy soundtrack, BOYS is big-screen entertainment you don't want to miss!
John Baker Jr., a bored and awkward prep school senior, is jolted awake when he finds beautiful twentysomething Patty Vare lying unconscious near the academy. It soon becomes clear that she's harboring a terrible secret, involving her and a famous pitcher -- who now happens to be missing. To help Patty evade the cops, John hides her in his dorm room. But meddling students and school officials make the job very difficult. During her stay, John and this "older woman" get to know each other, and fall in love. But the fetching fugitive can't hide in his room forever. Why are the police after Patty' Will they catch her' And what will happen between her and John'
Coming Of Age |
Released theatrically in the USA May 10, 1996.
Color by Technicolor.
Additional cast: Bill Sage (Officer Bill Martone), Russell Young (John Van Slieder), Vivienne Shub (Frances), and Andy Davis (Jonathan Marco).
Additional credits: Lucy W. Corrigan (costume designer) and Nancy Novack (editor).
Additional song performer: Smoking Popes.
Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.