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Career Opportunities (1991)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  29 March 1991 (USA)
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Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target... See full summary »

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Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target dressing room, and awakes to find that she is locked in the store overnight with the janitor, Jim, the town "no hoper" and liar. A decision to go to L.A. is established, but first they must get through the night. A relationship develops, only to be interrupted by a break in by two petty criminals. Written by <TSPAJB@Lure.LaTrobe.edu.au>

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Maximum comedy at minimum wage! See more »

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29 March 1991 (USA)  »

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Career Opportunities  »

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$11,336,986 (USA)
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When Josie is looking through the cassette tapes, one of the visible titles is the soundtrack for The Breakfast Club, also written by John Hughes. See more »

Quotes

Gil Kinney: You know, if my foot could talk...
Nestor Pyle: Easy...
Gil Kinney: ...it would say, "May I please go up this geek's ass!"
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Spoofs Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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I Wanna Stay Home
Written by A. Sturmer
Performed by Jellyfish
Courtesy of Charisma Records America, Inc.
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Keep the Curl and the underwear. Lose the plot.
11 March 2000 | by (Target Restroom) – See all my reviews

This could of been a Hughes all time classic, I enjoyed it right up to the part Whaley stopped parading around in his underwear, (oh this sick mind of mine.) I'll say it loud and clear to everyone who has failed to realize it, " Whaley Rules! ". I think this movie loses what ever it had going for it, when a straight forward plot, which leads to lotsa dead writing, and a film that seems rushed together to make air time. This could have been a wonderful impromptu, since Whaley is a natural riot, and Connely can hold her own. But instead we get a lesson in bad writing, crippled production, and wasted casts. Oh what this could have been.


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