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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Buck Kartalian ...
Nonno, Marge's Dad
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Ms. Lewis
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ...
Erica's Father (as Patrick O'Brien)
Darleen Carr ...
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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Storyline

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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Peter mispronounces "quixotic." See more »

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

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References Get Smart (1965) See more »

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Teen angst is funny
5 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A film that I'd never heard of and chanced upon by accident, Eight Days a Week deserves to be a mainstay of teen cinema in the same way that John Hughes' eighties work is.

Joshua Schaeffer has just the right balance of geek and cool individualism to pull off a character that could very easily fall into stalker territory and R.D. Robb is excellent as his sex-obsessed sidekick; keeping what could very easily become a caricature grounded in reality. The supporting cast of oddballs never overshadow the main story, but equally don't feel like padding as we learn more about their slightly kooky lives.

It's a shame that films like this go unnoticed in a world where much more crass attempts at summing up teenage life (complete with thirty year old actors) can become box office hits.


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