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Eight Days a Week (1997)

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Peter loves his next door neighbour Erica and, on the advice of his grandfather, decides to camp out on her front lawn for the entire summer, or until she agrees to go out with him. His ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Joshua Schaefer ...
Peter
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Matt
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Peter's Father (as Mark Taylor)
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Marge, Peter's Mother (as Marcia Shapiro)
Johnny Green ...
Nick
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Nonno, Marge's Dad
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Ms. Lewis
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ...
Erica's Father (as Patrick O'Brien)
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Erica's mother
Biff Manard ...
The Sad Man
Annie O'Donnell ...
Sad Man's Wife
Ernestine Mercer ...
Crazy Lady
Bill Hollis ...
Mr. Hatfield
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Ms. McCoy (as Jean Pflieger)
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Peter loves his next door neighbour Erica and, on the advice of his grandfather, decides to camp out on her front lawn for the entire summer, or until she agrees to go out with him. His father is none too happy about the idea and refuses to let his son back in the house, even to get a change of clothes. Peter's friend, Matt, thinks Peter should give up on women (like he has) and just have sex with fruit, and have a total devotion to masterbation. Written by Jimbo <mcgyver@cybergal.com>, BobbyJ <gilbynziggy@yahoo.com>

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The lighter side of lust. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content and related dialogue | See all certifications »
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26 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mein Traummädchen von Nebenan  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,090 (USA) (26 February 1999)

Gross:

$26,347 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The film gets its name from the Beatles song "Eight Days A Week". See more »

Goofs

Erica douses Peter with water from the sprinkler, but in the very next shot, he is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Peter: My grandfather was right. I now know in my heart of hearts that people are supposed to make love. It is their main purpose in life. All those other activities - playing the violin, washing dishes, reading novels, drinking wine - are just ways of passing time, until you can make love again.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to Andrea, whose balcony I would stand under eight days a week. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Body Heat (1981) See more »

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A little gem
12 August 2002 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Michael Davis hits the nail right on the head when it comes to the complexities of the teen mind, mainly focusing on lust (on the lighter side), sexual frustration and determination.

It takes place during the last free summer of a likable teen (a great Josh Schaffer). Inspired from a tale his grandpa Nono tells him, he sets out to win the affection of his life-long crush Erica (Keri Russell)by spending every minute of his summer on her front lawn. His task is not easy, as he must confront her bully boyfriend Nick (Johnny Green) and earn some respect from his father.

There is rather brilliant writing and direction by Michael Davis with characters who are all complex in their own way and great acting to match them (R.D. Robb steals the show in an ingenious performance).

There are some misfired jokes such as scenes involving an overly religious girl who plays with nun dolls (not offensive, just not very funny).

Nonetheless, 8 DAYS A WEEK is a little gem from Davis who unfortunately didn't match success with 2000's 100 GIRLS.


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