A sensitive coming-of-age story, THAT NIGHT is distinguished by fine performances, but undermined by the feeling that it could have been much more. 1957: As Sputnik orbits the Earth, Catholic teenager Sheryl O'Connor (Juliette Lewis) is coming to terms with maturity and a long line of
suitors at her suburban Long Island door. Living across the street is misfit 10-year-old Alice Bloom (Eliza Dushku), who worships Sheryl from afar, wearing the same perfume, listening to the same records, and living vicariously what she imagines to be Sheryl's life of endless romance.
Sheryl is smitten with the new night manager of the local bowling alley, Rick (C. Thomas Howell)...