Cast: Ball Derek; Ball Spencer; Letts Dennis; Lively Ernie; London Jason; Mitchum Bentley; Waterston Sam; Bergeron Earleen; Chappell Anna; Harper Tess; Smith Brandi; Smith Sandi; Strickland Gail; Warfield Emily; Witherspoon Reese; Zook Tamara; Borden Bill; Gilmore William S.; Grandey Jerry; Rhodes Shari; Rydell Mark; Wingfield Jenny; Francis Freddie; Howard James Newton; Saldutti Dawni; Saldutti Peter V.; Mulligan Robert; Ship Trudy; Canfield Marlene; Ceaser Roy; Cottrell Mark; DeBlieux Dan David; Ebner Al; Gilmore Paula; Gilner Sydney; Goodwin Clay; Hale Jim; Heil Allen; Jaffe Jim; Kay Stacy; Kittrell Joseph; Kramer David H.; Lankin Bob; Leonard Debbie; Lewis Terry; Lindner Elizabeth; Marciel Denise; Martin Lori; Maynard Jon C.; McCormick Steven; Melder Harold W.; Minsky Phil; Patterson Keith; Rogers Frankie; Roy Fran; Stewart Joice; Taylor-Stacy Gwen; Tison Peggy; Williams Leonard A.; Youngblood David; Callahan Gene
Taglines: Remember when you couldn’t wait for your life to begin… and then, one day, it did?
Storyline: Rural Louisiana, summer of 1957, Elvis is King. At 14, Dani is coming of age. Her older sister is beautiful, smart, and off to Duke in the fall; her mom’s pregnant with number four (Dad wants a son), and Dad’s pretty strict. Life gets sweeter when 17-year-old Court Foster, his widowed mom, and two little brothers move into the vacant farm next door. Court likes Dani’s high spirits and direct way, and though he has a man’s responsibilities on the farm, they go off swimming sometimes. The waters of adolescence are deeper than Dani realizes as hers and Court’s feelings get jumbled. Then Mother Nature throws wrenching surprises at Dani, and she must come to terms with new emotions.
After handsome 17-year-old Court Foster moves back into the long-vacant Foster ranch, 14-year-old Dani Trant falls in love for the first time, while her older sister Maureen discovers true love.
In the Louisiana countryside Danielle ‘Dani’ Trant grows up the spoiled second child of three, at 14 still practically free of chores, leaving her lazy time to go skinny-dipping in the waterhole. There, swimming in the buff, she meets her neighbor, boy Court Foster, diving in his boxers, at 17 already the fatherless head of a taxing farm household with two kid brothers, mature beyond his years, who wisely resists her shameless attempts to kiss and probably more. Yet she imagines their innocent friendship to herald much more, until Ma’s late-term hospitalization brings older sister Maureen, a Duke student, back home. Maureen naturally appeals more to Court’s courting instincts. Dani will sadly have to deal with her jealousy after fate strikes a cruel blow at the boy both sisters desire.