Unjustly ignored by the vast majority of the critics and public, A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF JIMMY REARDON is based on an autobiographical novel by writer-director William Richert (WINTER KILLS; THE AMERICAN SUCCESS CO.). Set in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, the film follows 17-year-old Jimmy
Reardon (River Phoenix) as he tries to make some sense of life in his last summer before college. Jimmy is infatuated with a beautiful young socialite, Lisa (Meredith Salenger), mainly because he hasn't gotten past second base with her. He is seduced by an attractive divorced friend of his
mother's, Joyce (Ann Magnuson). When Lisa is willing to have sex with him, he is unable to ...