John Cusack (Walter Gibson), Daphne Zuniga (Alison
Bradbury), Anthony Edwards (Lance), Boyd Gaines (Jason), Tim Robbins (Gary Cooper), Lisa Jane Persky (Mary Ann Webster)
Walter & Alison, a pair of college students who
dislike each other, carpool across America with another couple so Alison can go to college and Walter can hook up with a "sure thing" on the sandy shores of California. Despite their initial
differences, they growing fond of each other and eventually end up falling in love.
Kind of a teen-orientated 1980's version of It Happened
One Night (qv), with good performances from John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga as the unlikely odd couple. The plot also partially foreshadows one of the same director's next films (When Harry Met