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The Buddy System (1984)

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110 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

A quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer waffles between a sadistic relationship with his ...See moreA quiet school truant officer, Joe, uncovers a young boy's attempt to fake a residential address, and subsequently gets involved romantically with the boy's mother. The truant officer waffles between a sadistic relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend and the mother. When one of the officer's inventions takes off, he chooses the girl and shatters the friendship with the boy and his mother. Only at the last possible moment does he figure out what he's sacrificed, and attempts to get it back. Written by Cheryl Pickard See less
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Jan 20, 1984 (United States)

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Nancy Allen
Carrie Carrie   See fewer
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Jean Stapleton
Mrs. Price Mrs. Price   See fewer
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Edward Winter
Jim Parks Jim Parks   See fewer
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Keene Curtis
Dr. Knitz Dr. Knitz   See fewer
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Tom Lacy
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Carolyn Coates
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Milton Selzer
Landlord Landlord   See fewer
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Bianca Taylor
Woman Customer (as Bianca Ferguson) Woman Customer (as Bianca Ferguson)   See fewer
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Lew Horn
Pet Shop Owner Pet Shop Owner   See fewer
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Frank Coppola
Mr. Fleeze Mr. Fleeze   See fewer
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Brent Price
Man Customer Man Customer   See fewer
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Jason Hervey
Potato Potato   See fewer
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Scott Crow
Indian #1 Indian #1   See fewer
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Joshua Schulman
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Mike Lawrence
Pilgrim Pilgrim   See fewer
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Jason Castellano
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Jimmy Keegan
Tree #2 (as Jimmy E. Keegan) Tree #2 (as Jimmy E. Keegan)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 753 votes