Scott Baio Fan Blog


SENIOR TRIP
November 17, 2010, 1:59 am
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Telecast  Date:  December 30,  1981

SCOTT  BAIO leads  a  spirited  class  of  Midwestern  students  from  Youngstown, Ohio  who  celebrate  the  impending  end  of  their  high  school  years  with  a  fateful  graduation  trip  to  New  York  City  where  these  fun-loving  teenage  visitors  sample  the  theater,  museum  and  corporate  boardrooms  as  they  rowdily  tear  up  the  Big  Apple  in  search  of  adventure  and  romance.

SCOTT portrays  Roger  Ellis ,  an  ambitious  and  enterprising  young  tyro  aiming  high  for  commercial  success  at  an  early  age,  who  dreams  of  selling  semi-conductors  to  his  big  business  idols  on  Wall  Street.  But  he  tragically  suffers  a  nasty  physical  cut  in-between  meetings  which  ultimately  reveals  his  secret  medical  condition  as  a  vulnerable  hemophiliac.

His  other  fellow  classmates  along  for  this exciting   journey  of   self-discovery  include  David  ( Randy  Brooks )  an  aspiring  rock  star,  Judy  ( Liz  Callaway )  a  stage-struck  neophyte  actress  hungry  for  stardom,  Fred  ( James  Carroll )  a  lothario  on  the  prowl  for  big  city  women,  Denise  ( Faye  Grant )  a  free-spirited  bad  girl  hoping  to  obtain  a  degree  of  sophistication,  and  Jon  ( Jeff  Marcus )  a  sensitive  artist  seeking  to  learn  about  the  human  condition.

Hollywood  legend  Mickey  Rooney  also  makes  a  special  appearance   during  an  important  backstage  scene  at  his  Broadway  musical  hit  show  “Sugar  Babies”.

Future  stars  in  minor  supporting  parts  range  from  comic  actors  Jason  Alexander  as  Pete  and  Robert  Townsend  as  Randy  to  fellow  Italian-American  heartthrob  Vincent  Spano  as  Dick.

IMDB   user  reviews:

“A  thoughtful  little  made-for-TV  minor  classic.  An  excellent  study  of  a  generation.  I  can  recommend  this  heartily  for  its  characterizations  of  a  likable  and  naive  group  of  high  school  seniors,  all  together  for  the  last  time  before  setting  out  separately  into  the  real  world,  visiting  New  York  City,  all  wide-eyed  and  gaining  various  insights  about  their  soon-to-end  adolescence  and  soon-to-commence  adult  responsibilities.”

( Louis  Rugani,  x779@webtv.net )

SCOTT  BAIO is  at  his  dramatic  best  here.”   ( Tamre  Kwist )

RECOMMENDATION: For  more  behind-the-scenes  pictures  and  photographs  as  well  as  further  helpful  information  regarding  Senior  Trip and  other  movie /  television  projects  directed  by  Kenneth  Johnson,  fans  can  visit  his  website  located  at  www.kennethjohnson.us.