The Buddy System

Directed by Glenn Jordan
1984    1h 50m    PG
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 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.
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Cast of The Buddy System
  • Richard DreyfussJoe
  • Susan SarandonEmily
  • Nancy AllenCarrie
  • Jean StapletonMrs. Price
  • Wil WheatonTim
  • Edward WinterJim Parks
  • Keene CurtisDr. Knitz
  • Tom LacyThe Man Who Gives Emily the Test
  • Lee WeaverRay
  • Carolyn CoatesTeacher
  • Milton SelzerLandlord
  • Todd EverettFrank
  • F. William ParkerLawyer
  • Bianca FergusonWoman Customer
  • Lew HornPet Shop Owner
  • Frank CoppolaMr. Fleeze
  • Brent PriceMan Customer
  • Jason HerveyPotato
  • Scott CrowIndian #1
  • Joshua SchulmanIndian #2
  • Mike LawrencePilgrim
  • Adam CarlCorn
  • Jason CastellanoTree #1
  • Jimmy KeeganTree #2
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