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A college student living in a commune decides that he doesn't want to go on to law school. When a corporation takes over the campus radio station, he decides to disrupt the graduation ceremonies. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Za Za Dupre ... Baby Max

Arye Gross ... Maxwell Glass

Tom Sizemore ... Zeno Stefanos

Wendell Pierce ... Wells Dennard

Judith Hoag ... Kate Blum
Sarah Bork ... Cynthia
Margaret Stassa ... Lisa

Tom Gilroy ... The Scuzz
Jim Dunbar ... Frank Dell

Benny Benowitz ... Smart Student

John Doe ... Peter Downs
Harry Cooper ... Babe

Christina Haag ... Isabelle Allen

Michael Imperioli ... Zeno's Assistant
Michael Balcanoff ... Professor Eliot Eastman

Fred Schneider ... Moonboy
Kate Pierson ... Bambi
Gilbert McCauley ... Roger
Kate Mailer ... Nan
Wayne Chou ... Stu

John Kennedy Jr. ... Guitar Playing Romeo
Hope Nicholls ... Band Leader
Fetchin' Bones ... The Band
Jon Campbell ... Swede
Brian Smiar ... Dean Simon

Duncan B. Putney ... Yuppie Student (as Duncan Putney)
George Gund IV ... Student Server

Annette Miller ... Mrs. Glass
Sanford Odets ... Mr. Glass
Patricia Pellows ... Aunt Bernice
Joseph R. Paolino ... Graduation Speaker (as The Honorable Joseph R. Paolino - Mayor)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al Conti ... Richard Nixon Impersonator

Suzanne Whang ... Student
Becca Lish ... Admissions Officer (uncredited)

Jerry Quinn ... College Professor (uncredited)
Lawrence Hughes Stern ... Guest at graduation ceremony (uncredited)

Directed by
W.T. Morgan 
Writing credits
Randall Poster (screenplay) &
Jack Mason (screenplay) &
W.T. Morgan (screenplay)

Jim Dunbar  uncredited

Produced by
Lynn Goldner .... co-producer
Roy Kissin .... producer
Paul Moen .... associate producer
Randall Poster .... producer
Cinematography by
Paul Ryan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Curtiss Clayton 
Casting by
Jakki Fink 
Production Design by
Mark Friedberg 
Art Direction by
Ginger Tougas 
Set Decoration by
Bonita Flanders 
Production Management
J.D. Freedman .... unit manager
Roy Kissin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Susan J. Dupre .... second assistant director (as Susan Dupre)
Raoul Madera .... first assistant director
Art Department
Bonnie J. Baggesen .... property master
Stella Feizizeizo .... additional artwork
Kathy Fillian .... scenic painter
Inez Foose .... additional artwork
Katherine Geismar .... scenic painter
Dan Gosch .... additional artwork
Michelle Henkin .... scenic painter
Mina Kadowaki .... graphics consultant
George A. Marcincavage .... storyboard artist (as George Marcincavage)
B.Z. Petroff .... property assistant (as BZ Petroff)
Richard Piscuskas .... art consultant
Alex Tripp .... art department intern
Bill Weiters .... scenic painter
John Willems .... set painter
Viky Wulff .... additional artwork
Sound Department
Larry Oatfield .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Shoup .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Lattimore .... stunt double
John Vincent Mason .... stunt double
Jack Noble .... stunt double
Brian Ricci .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan S. Blauvelt .... first assistant camera (as Alan Blauvelt)
Jim Denny .... gaffer
Eric Alan Edwards .... additional cinematographer (as Eric Edwards)
Barnaby Evans .... camera technical advisor
Anne-Marie Fendrick .... second assistant camera
F. Stop Fitzgerald .... still photographer (as F-Stop Fitzgerald)
Hank Gifford .... third electrician
Brian Heller .... additional cinematographer
Stephen Lighthill .... additional cinematographer
Charlie McNamara .... best boy
John Rudiak .... second grip
Randi Savoy .... third grip
Casting Department
Carol Larkin .... local casting
Editorial Department
Yasha Aginsky .... additional editor
Betsy Bannerman .... assistant editor
Robert Grahamjones .... assistant editor
Kerie Kimbrell .... assistant editor
Gene Zippo .... color timer
Music Department
Jim Dunbar .... music supervisor
Larry Oatfield .... music editor
Other crew
Stephanie Abelman .... script supervisor
Timm Carney .... production assistant
Jill Derrig .... key set production assistant
Rosanne W. Gosch .... assistant production coordinator
Cynthia Jessen .... production coordinator
Lori Lizotte .... location manager
Robinson Miller .... assistant location manager
David Vellucci .... assistant auditor
Dick Wright .... production auditor
D. Boon .... dedicated to the memory of

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Brazil:95 min | USA:88 min
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5 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Best known for John Kennedy's guest role, 27 July 1999
Author: emst

I guess this movie will go down in history as "the one "John John" was in". For those interested: he has a cameo role as a guitar player who's talking to his girlfriend in the background of a party scene. He does a swell job! Really funny!

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