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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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Bud Dodge
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Dotty Dodge
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Nada Despotovich ...
Penny Dodge
Reid Binion ...
Cal Dodge
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Officer Don
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Lorraine (as Denise Galik-Furey)
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Bob Bosenbeck
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Dave Hockner
Marc Clement ...
Otis
Andrew Winton ...
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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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$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 »

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[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?
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Jennifer Connelly in Tank Top is a Sight to See
28 February 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A stupid film written by John Hughes that rehashes many ideas from his best teen comedies from the 1980s. One thing I don't like about this film the Home Aloneish element of the film that doesn't belong here. Career Opportunities(1991) is about a constant liar who is one day stuck during work at night with the most beautiful girl in town. The best scenes are when the two people let out their emotions. Frank Whaley is barely passable as Jim Dodge.

Jennifer Connelly gives a performance as the unhappy rich young woman named Josie McClellan in a film that is unworthy of such a brilliant performance. I really enjoyed the scenes that included John Candy and wish there were more scenes with him. One thing I know is that if I was stuck in a closed place with a woman as gorgeous as Jennifer Connelly I would be ecstatic. For anyone who wants to see Career Opportunities just to see Jennifer Connelly glide and walk around in a tank top than go for it. For anyone else who wants to see the movie itself then don't bother.


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