A schoolboy (Michael J. Fox) has a crush on Kate; Jeff, now an
in-over-his-head rock manager, blows into town with his band.
Written by Gina Frederica Goldman; produced by Edward Zwick; directed
by James Broderick.
John Rubinstein: Jeff Maitland.
Michael J. Fox: Richard Topol.
Allen Williams: Ron.
Ilene Kristen: Lotus.
Carl Anderson: Weedge.
Morgan Kester: Scrapper's girl.
Michael David Shackelford: Timmy Maitland
Kate: Don't think of him as Nancy's ex; think of him as Willie's
friend. Doug: I've just had breakfast. I'd rather not think of him at
Kate: Buddy -- do you know a boy named Richard Topol who works
school library? Buddy: No. Why? Kate: The strangest thing happened this morning before school.
wandered into my classroom. Buddy: What did he want? Kate: Just to talk. Buddy: Well, how do you know him? Kate: I don't. He seemed to know me. Buddy: Bet you he has a crush on you. Kate: Buddy, I'm not gonna tell you these things if you're gonna
tease me. Buddy: What? Remember when I had a crush on my swim coach? All I
wanted to do was stand around and watch his hair dry. Kate: All right, all right, I've learned my lesson. Buddy: I don't see what's so absurd about it. I mean, Dad has a
on you and he's not a slouch. Kate: Don't you have to be someplace? Buddy: Just play hard to get.
[Doug and Kate are in bed. Bell rings] Kate: Doug, who's at the front door? Doug (half asleep): Uh, you get it. Kate: The Equal Rights Amendment doesn't apply at 5 in the
get it. Doug (slowly getting up): I voted for you guys.
Willie: Mom! You got a minute? Kate: Take two minutes. I'm that kind of mother.
Richard: Are we alone? Kate: Alone? Richard: I mean, is your husband lurking about? Kate: My husband doesn't lurk; he practices law. Right now, he's
with a client. Richard: Oh. Well, I hope he doesn't like champagne. Kate: Why? Richard (pulling out a bottle): Because it'll be flat by the
gets here. Kate: Richard, you're 14 years old! How did you buy that? Richard: I bribed a wino. They're really very nice people, if
'em a chance. [pulls out a corkscrew] For the champagne. Kate: You don't open champagne with a corkscrew! Richard: Boy, older women sure can teach you a lot. Kate: Richard... It's very kind of you paying me all this
but... I'm a married woman, I'm far too old for all of this. Richard: That doesn't matter! Kate, we were meant for each
both like the same things -- music, art, literature, cream cheese and
jelly... Kate: How did you know that? Richard: Sometimes, after school, I look in your garbage to see
you had for lunch. Kate: Uh, what you have is a crush. It'll go away. Richard: No, it won't. And neither will I. I'll follow you
Kate. Nothing -- I mean, nothing -- will keep me away. Buddy (from the other room): Mom, I'm home! Richard: Except maybe your daughter. Until tomorrow, dear sweet
[picks up the bottle, and leaves as Buddy comes in] Buddy: Still an item, huh? Kate: I'm not handling this very well.