- 1 hr 30 min
Jeremy is a teen romance drama that was written by Arthur Barron, who also directed. Produced by George Pappas, the movie released by United Artists features Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor and Len Bari. The story follows Jeremy Jones (played by Robby Benson), a sophomore year high school student at the School of Music and Art in Manhattan. He is an introverted, middle class Jewish boy and studying to perfect his craft as a cellist. He meets Susan Rollins (played by Glynnis O’Connor), a middle-class Christian girl who is attending the school to study dance. Immediately smitten, Jeremy is awkward around her - and his innate shyness does not help matters. They exchange glances mostly at first, as Jeremy follows her every move whenever she is nearby. For some of this, she is unaware, though seems to know that someone is watching her. It takes some time before Jeremy will really speak to her, but he finally gets up the nerve to have a conversation. In time, he asks for her number, suggesting that they could get together some time. When he finally has the courage to call her, it is apparent that it is very difficult for him to confront making the call and asking her out. The couple finally gets to spend time courting romance in Manhattan. They enjoy evenings along Park Avenue and rainy days together in Central Park. The two continue their studies as artists, which seems to be fueled by their romance. They both also have strong mentors such as Jeremy's cello teacher who motivates him to play the music as an expression of life. The problem that erupts for the two stems from Susan’s father - who takes a job in Detroit in search of a better life for them. This destroys Jeremy and crushes Susan, as they are helpless under these circumstances. They vow to try to stay in touch, but the feeling is that this will not really come to pass.