If it wasn't for the above-average ensemble performances, Duane Clark's SHAKING THE TREE would be bland fare indeed. That the viewer actually cares for the characters is a tribute to the talented young cast.
John "Sully" Sullivan (Gale Hansen), Terry "Duke" Keegan (Steven Wilde), Barry (Arye Gross) and Michael (Doug Savant), though from different backgrounds and with decidedly different interests, have stuck together through thick and thin ever since their high school days in the late 1970s. Now, a
decade later (it's the holiday week between Christmas and New Year's Eve, 1989), they are forced to come to grips with the drastic changes that are about to take plac...