MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,059 this week

Career Opportunities (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  29 March 1991 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 6,386 users  
Reviews: 69 user | 13 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 19 Feb 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 29 Jun 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Career Opportunities (1991)

Career Opportunities (1991) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Career Opportunities.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the ... See full summary »

Director: Betty Kaplan
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Connelly, Stefania Sandrelli
Some Girls (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Michael, a college student, visits his girlfriend Gabriella and her family for Christmas in Canada. When he gets there, she tells him that she doesn't love him any more. Meanwhile, her ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hoffman
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly, Sheila Kelley
The Hot Spot (1990)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Natalie Becker, a beautiful A-student, is staying home alone Together and apart, the three 15-year-olds learn much about life, maturity, and love.

Director: Linda Feferman
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Byron Thames, Maddie Corman
Far Harbor (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of seven young people spend a weekend in the home of a wealthy yuppie on Long Island and live out their problems.

Director: John Huddles
Stars: Edward Atterton, Jennifer Connelly, Dan Futterman
The Heart of Justice (TV Movie 1992)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

David Leader investigates a seemingly senseless murder, and in the course of it is drawn into the labyrinth of a sinisterly unique wealthy family. The family seems to revolve around its own... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto
Stars: Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney
Dutch (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school - only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.

Director: Peter Faiman
Stars: Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A light-hearted story of two working-class brothers courting three wealthy and beautiful sisters in a small Illinois town.

Director: Pat O'Connor
Stars: Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connelly, Joaquin Phoenix
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two school kids who are best friends are drinking on the side of a river. One friend bets the other that he can't swim across the river and "Reach The Rock". The friend takes the bet and ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Ryan
Stars: William Sadler, Alessandro Nivola, Bruce Norris
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

Director: Lee Tamahori
Stars: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Connelly
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want ... See full summary »

Director: John Hughes
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin
Étoile (1989)
Fantasy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An American ballerina arrives in Hungary to enroll in a ballet school and it soon becomes apparent that things are not what they seem.

Director: Peter Del Monte
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Gary McCleery, Laurent Terzieff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Bud Dodge
...
Dotty Dodge
...
Nada Despotovich ...
Penny Dodge
Reid Binion ...
Cal Dodge
...
Officer Don
...
Lorraine (as Denise Galik-Furey)
...
Bob Bosenbeck
Dan Albright ...
Dave Hockner
Marc Clement ...
Otis
Andrew Winton ...
Boy #1
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Maximum comedy at minimum wage! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

One Wild Night  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$11,336,986 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

[On his first day as Target janitor (night cleanup boy) Jim Dodge meets the Custodian, who points a rifle at him]
Custodian: Are you a slacker?
Jim Dodge: No... Presbyterian actually.
Custodian: What did you say? What did you say? Now I'm asking you a simple question: Are you lazy?
See more »

Connections

Features The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World
Written and Performed by Johnny Clegg
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cool Fun Movie!
30 May 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Yea, I know this movie was not that good and the formula was well-worn but it was fun to watch for 2 reasons. Jennifer Connelly and the clothes and music. Jennifer was a heart-stopper as usual! I really couldn't see her attraction to Frank Whaley's character because he just seemed to dweebish!(80's term) I could see her more with the dark-haired thieve. But it did give the fantasy of the nerd getting the pretty girl some hope! All in all, it was a movie that was caught between eras! The years 1990-91 were sort of lost years where no one seemed to know what was next. Music was changing from the rock of the big hair style of Poison and GNR to the alternative sound of REM and none of the music in the movie sounded like neither. It was an experimental sound. The clothes seemed like the 80's but were trying to be something different. Of course we know what was on the horizon..Grunge! But this movie was the end of an era. It was released in 1991 but was probably made a year before that. It's one of those movies you will watch if you were a 20 something in the 80's and feel a nostalgic pang. I get it watching movies like Back to the Future and Breakfast Club, St; Elmos Fire..etc. So don't judge this flick to harshly. It's just filler but it does taste good! Especially Jennifer Connelly!


11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Unlikable charmless bootleg Ferris Bueller ripoff jesserafe
DROOLING all over the place Platinum-2
To All People Working at Target! Object4
'Beat, Beat Of The Tom Tom' - Song Question scotth-30
Jennifer on HBO and looking good Kellen_Sinclair
We need a special edition DVD... neal2zod
Discuss Career Opportunities (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?