|Anthony Michael Hall||Johnny Walker|
|Robert Downey Jr.||Leo Wiggins|
|Paul Gleason||Wayne Hisler|
|Uma Thurman||Georgia Elkans|
|Steve James||Coach Sanders|
|Seymour Cassel||Wallace Gibson|
High-school quarterback Johnny Walker is being courted by elite colleges nationwide. To get the sports star to enroll, an army of recruiters entices him with everything a young, hormonal teenager could want. While his best friend, Leo Wiggins, advises him to wait for the most lucrative offer, Johnny's girlfriend, Georgia Elkans, wants him to attend their state college -- with her. The trouble is the state school has offered him nothing.