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The Careless Years

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A classic Romeo & Juliet situation that brings blandness to a whole new level!

The Careless Years is the story of two high schoolers from opposite sides of “the track” who wash dishes together. Minutes later, they’re planning to elope, so they can have socially acceptable marital relations. Arthur Hiller’s directorial debut features Dean Stockwell, Barbara Billingsley, and little separate beds for the married parents.

Written by: Bridget Nelson, Mary Jo Pehl, Matthew J. Elliot, Lily Meyer

Rated TV-PG for violence, sexual situations, a VERY persistent horndog of a main character, and some issues with source video quality.

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Average: 9.3 (41 votes)

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Release date

August 4, 2023


72 minutes
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