Barry Levinson (1982)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This gentle, warm-hearted comedy drama about a group of young men in 1950s Baltimore was director Barry Levinson's debut feature and it remains among his finest work. It's a sympathetic portrait of youth on the threshold of adulthood that's episodic in structure, but not just nostalgia for nostalgia's sake. It also happens to be rather funny. In addition, Levinson shows a remarkable eye for talent - at the time, most of the performers were far from being household names; Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern and Paul Reiser all boosted their careers after appearing in this movie.


Four students try to stave off growing up for as long as possible. The gang consists of Billy, who is in love with a girl friend, Eddie who is nervously preparing to get married, womanising gambler Boogie, and Shrevie, whose obsessive devotion to his record collection drives his wife to distraction. Coming-of-age drama, starring Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Daniel Stern, Timothy Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser and Kevin Bacon.

Cast & Crew

Eddie Steve Guttenberg
Boogie Mickey Rourke
Beth Ellen Barkin
Fenwick Kevin Bacon
Shrevie Daniel Stern
Billy Timothy Daly
Modell Paul Reiser
Barbara Kathryn Dowling
Bagel Michael Tucker
Mrs Simmons Jessica James
Carol Heathrow Colette Blonigan
Diane Kelle Kipp
Tank John Aquino
David Frazer Richard Pierson
Jane Chisholm Claudia Cron
Director Barry Levinson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Contains swearing. Available on: video and DVD