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Title:
Permanent record
Author:
Mancuso, Frank, Jr.
Uniform Title:
Permanent record (Motion picture)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2004]

©1988
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
David is a popular high school student who seems to have it all-- right up to the very moment he kills himself. He leaves behind a devasted family, stunned friends, and a lot of unanswered questions. Chris is David's best friend and band mate, who seeks answers to those questions as he struggles to come to terms with what happened, without being able to understand why. Chris finds himself overwhelmed and angered by David's sudden, terrible act.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988.

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Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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ISBN:
9780792198475
UPC:
097363203940
Format :
DVD

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High school student Alan Boyce has it all: looks, charm, popularity, excellent grades, a promising future. So why does Boyce abruptly commit suicide? As the shock waves of the boy's death reverberate through the halls of his school, the other students--particularly Boyce's best friend Keanu Reeves--ask themselves if they, too, are capable of self-destruction. As for the adults, Boyce's suicide is one more of a myriad of mysteries concerning "Generation X" (though it was not yet so labelled in 1988). While the film offers no easy answers, either for the characters or the audience, Permanent Record ultimately demonstrates that there are ways to cope with the pressures of life other than taking one's own life. An added bonus: the teenagers in the film act like genuine teenagers, not like TV sitcom wisecrackers or oversexed cretins. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi