For Keeps?

Synopsis: Darcy, editor at her high school paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. Neither Darcy's mother, who was left by her husband and had to bring up Darcy alone, nor Stan's Catholic parents are very supportive and urge them to have an abortion or give up for adoption respectively. However Darcy's and Stan's love is so intense, they could imagine to have a baby, but this would mean to give up their college careers.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): John G. Avildsen
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Well, it looks like, could be

and probably is a little after 7 a.m...

...on a sleepy Saturday morning

in Kenosha...

...which, right now, is as lively as any

other town in the world at 7 a.m.

Except here, a cool jock

with hot rock..., Laid-back Larry, in the mind

of mellow Middle America...

...happening for you early-rising

lovers of life, love...

...and the pursuit of music,

rain or shine.

And the rain is coming.

Light showers predicted...

...clearing this afternoon.

Now, from the top

of the charts, the beautiful--

Darcy, Lila's here.

Hi, Mrs. Elliot.

-Darcy, we're gonna be late.

-I know. I'm almost done.

Is that your article

on Senator Proxmire?

-I thought you mailed it.

-I'm excited for you girls!

-A weekend at a college!

-You didn't mail it?

That press conference

last night changed everything.

-I hate this stupid thing!

-Are you done?

I know Darcy would love me

to come...

...but I have to work if Darcy and I

are gonna go to Paris.

-That's what she said. Come on.

-I'm done. I'll mail it on the road.

The news said it was gonna rain,

but it looks nice out to me.

So you're gonna be staying

in a dorm?

I'm not prying.

You're entitled to your space.

Mother. You're standing

in my space.

Oh. Okay, give me a kiss.

Come on.

-Have fun.


Maybe you'll meet some

university men, huh, girls?

Right, Mom.

I wouldn't mind you meeting

some new boys.

There, I've said it.

Mom, what time do you have

to be at work?

Oh, yeah, I guess

I better get going.

You drive carefully, Lila.

Why didn't I think of that?

Call me if you meet

someone special.

You guys. So romantic,

you two going off together.

Spending the night together.

-Got the map?

-Got the map.

Alone together for the first time.


-In the car. Thermos?

-Full. Thanks for covering me.

-Don't worry about it.

-See you tomorrow, pal.

-Bye, guys.

How long is it gonna take

to get there?

About two hours.

If we don't, you know, stop.

What if we do, you know, stop?

We may never get there.

-Maybe we shouldn't have stopped.


-Oh, but what if I'm late?

-I won't let you be late.

Well, I guess a little late

wouldn't hurt, huh?

I love you, Darcy.

I love you, Stan.

I'm so nervous.

What if he doesn't like my stuff?

-He's gonna love it.

-They say he's the toughest editor.

-You're the best.

-If he doesn't ask...

...for what you write,

you won't work on the paper.

He's not gonna ask.

He's gonna beg.

He's gonna get on his knees

and say:

"Darcy Elliot, please send us

every word you write."

Yeah, what if he doesn't?

God, my socks are still wet.


Your state representative actually

spoke at your school assembly?

Did you read what he said?

He really gave it to our mayor.

"Swampy soccer field

flooded with frogs"?

A couple thousand of them.

I asked the

Department of Agriculture.

Their water table had risen,

so the eggs didn't dry up--

That's quite a story.

I hope The Washington Post

picked that one up.

Look, Donald, this sounds like

small potatoes to you--

It's Ronald.

Excuse me. Ronald.

The frogs were big news

at my school...

...and in Kenosha, where I live

and find my stories.

Know Mike Royko?

He writes about Chicago.

Fran Lebowitz writes about New York.

I write about Kenosha.

Tell you what. Send me what

you write this year.

We'll see what we can do.

I like your passion.


-Are you going here too?

Caltech, architecture.

-If my scholarship comes through.

-He'll get it.

So you'll be here,

and he'll be in California?

-We'll manage.

-Live for holidays and vacations?

-You know it.

-Right. Thanks, Ronald.

Thanks, Beth. Bye.

To be young again.

-Piece of sh*t.

-So incredible.

I can't believe it looks exactly

like your design.

My mom did the hard work,

the stitching.

And I can't believe

you added a skylight.

And...'s removable.

I wish we had some


Yeah, so do l.

-But I do have a surprise for you.

-You have a surprise?

Yeah. Close your eyes.

Oh, I love surprises.

-What is it?

-I can't tell you.

-Can I open my eyes?

-Not in this forest.

Can I open one eye?

-Can I have a hint?

-Put out your hand.

Oh, that's so sweet.

When'd you get them?

Before we left.

-You're so romantic.

-Here's to forever.

And always.

You know, maybe they were right.

About us.

What are you talking about?

I mean, I don't know,

maybe it's not gonna work out.


People change and drift apart.

Not us. We're different.


-You bet, yeah.

Do you think

we could live in a tent?

I mean, not forever,

just on a permanent basis.

-You and me?


I think we could live anywhere.

As long as it had a skylight.

And maybe a Jacuzzi.

I've never seen so many stars.


Did you see that?

Did you make a wish?

Did you?

Can you think of another way

to say "hygiene"?

Hello, Gene.

"Cleanliness," that's good.

Can I have half?

I'm sorry.

-Teenage lust.

-Uh-oh, sex patrol.

When you start to like boys,

do you have to chew their gum?

Your brother's gum is

the first gum I ever chewed.

-Is that what love is?

-It's a start.

-But you're pals too, right?


-What's a "panimonial" suit?

-We're home!

Thank God! Your daughter wants

to know what a palimony suit is.

-Where does she get that stuff?

-Dr. Ruth.

-Why do you let her watch Dr. Ruth?

-You let her watch.

-Dr. Ruth is funny.

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Tim Kazurinsky

Timothy James "Tim" Kazurinsky (born March 3, 1950) is an American actor and screenwriter best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for his role as Carl Sweetchuck in the Police Academy films. more…

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