Reckless (1984 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by James Foley
Produced by Scott Rudin
Edgar J. Scherick
Written by Chris Columbus
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Michael Ballhaus
Edited by Albert Magnoli
Distributed by MGM/UA Entertainment
Release date
February 3, 1984
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million
Box office $8.3 million

Reckless is a 1984 American romantic drama film starring Aidan Quinn and Daryl Hannah. The film was directed by James Foley and written by Chris Columbus, in their directing and screenwriting debuts respectively. The film's soundtrack included music by Kim Wilde, INXS, Romeo Void, Bob Seger and Thomas Newman. It was shot in the Appalachian Mountains and Rust Belt of Steubenville, Ohio, Weirton, West Virginia and Mingo Junction, Ohio.[1]


Teenage outcast Johnny Rourke (Aidan Quinn) falls for upper-class cheerleader Tracey Prescott (Daryl Hannah). A random draw at the high school 'Tin Can-Can' dance pairs the two. Worlds collide and opposites attract as the two fall in love. Living dangerously, Rourke's anti-social behavior clashes with the privileged socialite Prescott. Hopes dashed, future prospects dim and the omnipresent American Steel mill looming large in the background of this one-industry-town, Rourke comes to grips with his estranged mother and recently deceased father (Kenneth McMillan). Meanwhile, Tracey is forced to decide between her stable longtime boyfriend Randy Daniels (Adam Baldwin) and Rourke.



  1. ^ Janet Maslin (1984-02-03). "The Screen: 'Reckless'". The New York Times.

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