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Reckless (1984)




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Reckless is the word for rebellious teenaged Johnny Rourke (Aidan Quinn). With a drunken dad and a police-blotter rap sheet as long as his arm, Quinn pursues an "impossible" romance with Tracey Prescott (Daryl Hannah), a girl from a wealthy, highly respected family. Tracey is thrilled at the prospect of kicking over the traces with Johnny, and soon proves to be as big a hellraiser as he is....if not more so. Reckless was written by Chris Columbus, just before he hit pay dirt with Gremlins and The Goonies.

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Aidan Quinn
as Johnny Rourke
Daryl Hannah
as Tracey Prescott
Kenneth McMillan
as John Rourke Sr
Cliff De Young
as Phil Barton
Lois Smith
as Mrs. Prescott
Adam Baldwin
as Randy Daniels
Dan Hedaya
as Peter Daniels
Billy Jayne
as David Prescott
Billy Jacoby
as David Prescott
Jennifer Grey
as Cathy Bennario
Haviland Morris
as Mary Pat Sykes
Pamela Springsteen
as Karen Sybern
Adam LeFevre
as Officer Haskell
Ellen Mirojnick
as Physics Teacher
Robert F. Colesberry
as Marine Recruiter
Charles R. Cronin
as Mr. Johnson
Tom Timcho
as Gus Ulensky
Jon Erwin
as Scott Metcalf
Janet M. LaRue
as Career Day Student
Joseph Tenaglio
as Career Day Student
Judy Sullivan
as Student Announcer
Bernard Orbovich
as Man in Locker Room
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Critic Reviews for Reckless

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Youth on the run can be a whole lot of fun, but Reckless, by first-time filmmaker James Foley, is a particularly dreary affair.

May 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Contrived and cliched as it turns out to be, ''Reckless'' has enough vitality to carry it for a while, although it never stops recalling other films.

May 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Foley's feature debut treads the familiar turf of defiant teenagers, basically a compilation of contrivances and cliches lifted out The Wild One (Brando), Rebel Without Cause (James Dean), and most recently, All the Right Moves (Tom Cruise).

November 1, 2006 | Rating: C
Top Critic

The only new element in the film is its explicit sex scene, which is performed to a pulsating rock soundtrack.

May 31, 2020 | Full Review…

First-time director James Foley has made a drooling, teen-sex film dressed up as Rebel Without a Cause.

May 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Reckless

A favorite. What can I say? =)

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