The Buddy System

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.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
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190 theaters
Release DateJan 20, 1984
Running Time1 hr 50 min
GenresComedy Drama Romance
In Release347 days/49 weeks
Widest Release190 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jan 20-2218$524,672-190-$2,761$524,6721
Jan 27-2912$1,160,131+121.1%---$1,820,0492