Synopsis: Perky, perfect Carolyn and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters plan to win Sorority of the Year by impressing the Greek Council with a killer charity: coaching mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games. When Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin she's terrified at first, but soon sees in him something she's never seen before: a gentle humanity and honest clarity that touches her soul. To the horror of her friends and Pumpkin's overprotective mother, Carolyn falls in love, becoming an outcast in the process. As Carolyn's "perfect life" falls apart, Pumpkin teaches her that perfect isn't always perfect after all.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: MGM
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

It's so exciting, Pumpkin!

Everybody is here.

So, I want you to smile

and try to pay attention.

Don't daydream.

You look so handsome!

Here's your discus.

Are you ready?

Let's go, sweetheart.

Carolyn, yes.

Courtney, Anne Chung, yes.

Carolyn, an emphatic yes, yes, yes!


Oh my God, Julie.

Our first day under your presidency.

Guess what, Carolyn.

We are gonna beat those Tri Omegas

for Sorority Of The Year.

Oh, Look at them. Those mastodons!

There isn't one under 5' 8".

But Julie, how on earth will we beat them?

They've won SOY for 22 straight years.

Well, we have the best girls coming in for rush

our formal is with the Kappa house

and the coup of all coups

I chose a killer charity.

The Challenged Games!

We're gonna be helping a lot of

special people this semester.

My God, that's great!

We will beat the Tri Omegas.

- Hello.

- Hello, mom? I made it safe.

What a relief!

Dad waited for the call.

He's setting off now.

Hope dad breaks par.

Carolyn, sweety...

you've got to be careful this year.

I read in the newspapers

how they're letting all these

people in from God knows where.

Kent! No boys above the first floor.

I gotta go, mom.

Hey, just a moment!

No boys on the grounds during rush

Or above the first floor,

ever, thank you.

Off, boys! Yes, yes, you. Thank you.

Wow! Thank you, Jungle Dancers.

And thank you especially, Carolyn McDuffy.

New rushees have just

witnessed A-O-Pi perfection.

And now you are going to taste A-O-Pi perfection

in the shape of hot sausages

of all sizes and ethnicities

now barbecueing succulently

in our back yard

to which you should all repair immediately.

Oh, look who we're about to snag.

Merle Fenza, 5' 7"...

...1600 on her SAT's

and her father is the CEO of something.

I forget what, but it's big.

Very big. She's our blue chip.

Over there we have what I call

our diversity girls.

Just what the Greek Council was

ordered to consider this year.

Loquata Jefferson.

I dunno about you, but I think she's

the spitting image of Whitney Houston.

Next to her is Fidelia Lagos.

A Filipina, indeed.

Yet, with really light skin

and cute cauasian features.

No offense, Anne Chung.

None at all.

She's just as cute as a bug's ear.

You should be very proud, Julie.

We all should be proud.

Our spirit this year--and Carolyn, you've

really been a catalyst for this--has been,

oh, convincing.

We are gonna out-recruit those Tri Omegas.

Go on, Carolyn, tell her.

Tell Julie what we've been talking about.

What is it, Carolyn?

We have no secrets between us.

Jeanine and I wanna beat

the Tri Omegas for SOY

as badly as any girl in the house.

It's just...

Go on, Carolyn, you promised.

Jeanine and I don't think the charity

you've chosen is quite right.

What do you mean?

We don't think it's appropriate

to bring those 'challenged' people on campus,

right out in the open like that.

They're really different.

Jeanine and I don't think it's

the image A-O-Pi should convey.

Oh, my God!

I certainly didn't expect this

from you, Carolyn.

What next, Carolyn and Jeanine?

You wanna get rid of our Filipina the

black girl and then me, before we graduate?

No, Anne Chung, you misunderstand.

That's not what Jeannine and I meant at all.

Don't be so PC girls. You have

no idea what these people are like.

I have this cousin, Vince...

I can't believe I am hearing

this from a sister!

What kind of people are you?

Let's go down to our rushees,

I wanna forget I ever heard this.

You two...

have got a lot of serious thinking to do.

Trust me, Julie could care less

about those 'unfortunates'.

And I want no part of it.

Oh-oh, Jeanine, Tri Omegas.

Don't even look at them.

Pretend they don't exist.

And for God's sake, none of your tirades.

It's exactly what they want.

Hi, Carolyn. Hi, Jeanine.

Cute hair, Carolyn.

Formidable! Comme il faut!

How's that tennis star hunk of yours, Kent?

Still together?

Cute shoes, Jeanine.

They make your feet look really petite.

Why don't you girls just cut the crap

and tell us what you're trying to say!

Your Julie is certainly going all out

to try to displace us at the top of the heap.

What rushees! Diversity plus!

That little Filipina girl is just darling.

Feliz Navidad?

Rumour has it,

you girls have her in the bag.

That's not her name and you know it.

And your charity?

Wow! I thought ours was rough--

'Safe Sex in the Public Schools'.

But you girls are making quite a commitment.

I hear those kind of people

are very easily aroused.

I certainly hope that you girls

take the proper precautions.

Did you hear that?

They make my blood boil.

We have to beat the Tri Omegas for SOY.

Whatever it takes.

Hi, Carolyn. Welcome back.

I had a terrible summer.

I bet your was perfect.

Sorry, Cici. Mine was pretty good.

See you in poetry class.

At times like this,

I think you're lucky Cici

that no house chose you.

Dates may be harder to come by,

but if you only knew what we have to do

just to satisfy everybody!

OK girls, each of you have been assigned

a specific challenged athlete.

Here are their photographs

with a short descripition of

their abilities on the back.

Get to know them, please.

Casey Whitner.

He doesn't look so bad.

Who's yours, Carolyn?

Pumpkin. Pumpkin Romanoff.

What kind of a name is Pumpkin?

Mr. Wohlfert.


Does mine have a real name?

Cuz I can't call somebody, Pumpkin.

Why don't you ask him

what he wants to be called?

I mean, they can understand.


They're coming.

Come on girls, smile. Smile.

Smile, greet them. Do something.

I'm sorry, Casey. I'm really really sorry.

It's not your fault, it's not mine.

It's the system!


Jeanine, come back!

The Greek Council judges are coming!


That's how they say

you're supposed to do it.

Why don't you try?

Do you do it from the chair?

Or are you supposed to stand?

Because it says on your photo

that you can stand.

And you can talk too.

So, I don't really know what's going on.

What are you trying to tell me?


Julie? Mr. Wohlfert?

Oh, OK! OK, good.

Now throw it just like I showed you.

Throw it.

Great job, Carolyn! You're a natural.

No, I don't think...


What? What? What?


Why did you do that?

I don't wanna talk about it.

Who's that?

That's Pumpkin, my challenged athlete.

He doesn't look so bad.

He's kind of cute.

He kept trying to tell me something.

I can't stand him looking at me,

when you touch me.

You are being a big baby, Carolyn.

These people are just like you and me.

God just chose for them to be different.

Your life's been to perfect.

Everything can't be that way for everyone.

You have no idea how horrible

it was out there today.

The way he looked at me.

Jesus Christ!

You cannot let this stupid sorority competition

ruin your life, Carolyn!

# Sister Alpha, sister Omega

# Sister Pi, Pi, Pi

# Joining hands and joining voices

# Singing songs to the sky, sky, sky

# We are sisters, we have goals and

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