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|Ed Harris||Tom Wheeler|
|Michael Patrick Carter||Frank Wheeler|
"You can't get enough of a good thing... But first you have to find it."
The boys — Brad, Frank and Kevin — go from their bedroom suburb of Middletown to the city, bringing money (all coins, about $100) with hopes to see a naked woman. They find a bemused hooker named "V" willing to show her breasts for that amount. However, when the boys head back home, their bikes have been stolen. They're now broke, and stuck in the city.V speaks with male friend Cash and hooker Betty. Bag-man Cash has been skimming money that he sends to mob boss Waltzer, who in turn steals from his own boss, Jerry. V notices the boys across the street, cowering from the rain, offers them a ride home.After arriving at Frank's house, the car breaks down. With no other option, V accepts his offer to stay in his tree house. Tom, his father, is a little surprised to find her there, but offers to repair the car in a few days when he is free from his science classes at school. Frank tells his dad that V is a math tutor and that she's giving lessons to his friend Brad. Tom doesn't realize she is staying in the tree house.Frank begins to romanticize her, hoping to get widowed Tom to become attracted. The boy tells her Tom has no problem with her "job," meaning the tutoring ruse, but V thinks he means her prostitution. This innocent deception leads to several misconceptions by all.V learns from television that Cash has been murdered by Waltzer. She phones Betty only to discover that Waltzer is now looking for her - Cash told him that V stole the money. V realizes that he is overhearing the conversation and hangs up.With the car still broken down, she gets Tom's old bike from the garage and rushes to find him. He is on a field trip to the town's wetlands, a piece of undeveloped natural land that he is attempting to save from development. Tom is unable to repair the car any sooner but V realizes that she is probably safer there in Middletown, since Waltzer doesn't know where she is.At school, Frank flunks a biology test about sex education, and must give the class an oral presentation. He decides to use V as a mannequin, and through a ruse manages to distract his teacher long enough to draw a relatively accurate female reproductive system on her skin-colored suit. This leads to much comic gossip among the adults. Soon enough, Tom finds out the truth about her vocation. He is angry, confused, and hurt and turns to a box of memorabilia that was his wife's before she died.V explains herself to Tom and their relationship grows. She reveals that her real name is Eve. She thought the name Eve was too biblical so she removed the “e”s. Kevin's father learns the truth about her as well, and in an attempt to purchase her services, unwittingly calls her home phone number. Waltzer learns from Betty about the trip to Middletown, thus finding out where V is hiding.Tom and V begin a relationship, attending a school dance, then enjoying a night on the town. Waltzer shows up to spoil their fun. A chase ensues, with him finally being eliminated. Anxious about her status, and afraid to return to her old job, V goes to Waltzer's boss and relates how he has been cheating him. She asks to be 'forgotten' by them. The older crime boss succumbs to her charms and tells her he'll take care of things, that she doesn't need to be afraid any more.Tom and V find the stolen money in Cash's car. (It was packed in the muffler, and was the reason for the breakdown.) Everybody lives happily ever after.
Theatrical : 1994-08-31 : United States of America
DVD : 2003-09-09