Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1987 Drama
movie starring Michael J. Fox
, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett et al.
The original title of the script was "Born in the USA." Paul Schrader asked Bruce Springsteen to write a title song for the movie. After Springsteen wrote it, he liked the song so much, he used it for his multi-platinum album of the same name. As a replacement, Springsteen later wrote the song "Light of Day". That is why Springsteen thanks Schrader in the liner notes of the album.
Contributed by: Jon Roman
80's rocker Fiona (Flanagan) was offered Joan Jett's role, but couldn't do it because she was starring in another movie with Bob Dylan called "Hearts of Fire".
Michael J. Fox
wrote and performed the song "Got No Place To Go" in the movie, The full length version appears on the soundtrack.
Contributed by: Mikey Nichols
This film was actually offered to Bruce Springsteen as a acting project (for what became the Joan Jett role) when he was thinking about going into film acting. He ultimately passed on this project (and dismissed the idea of going into films altogether).
When movies are made, scenes are often
left on the cutting room floor.
Sometimes, there will be several versions
of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may
release a special cut of the movie.