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Career Opportunities (1991)

PG-13  |   |  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
Dan Albright ...
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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He took the job that no one wanted...and got the girl that everyone did. See more »

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29 March 1991 (USA)  »

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One Wild Night  »

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$11,336,986 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

After Jim counts the $52,000 he goes to smell the money, which reveals the bottom bills are $1 bills, not $100. 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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Lord love Jennifer Connelly and Roller Skates
12 December 2003 | by (Somewhere in America) – See all my reviews

I've noticed many a red blooded lad has made mention of how lovely the ever-so-lovely Jennifer Connelly is in what may be the worlds most amazing white tank top. Some have also mentioned the exestintial bliss of watching her rocking back and forth atop the luckiest dime-store mechanical horse ever constructed. And believe me when I say bravo to you all, all you men (and possibly ladies?) of good taste. For these are great images indeed in what turns out to be a very very funny little flick (to this day I still refer to TARGET as JIMGET).

However, it is the awe inspiring sight of watching the absolutely stunning Miss (sadly Mrs.) Connelly moving with absolute grace and beauty through TARGET's open isles on a pair of classic style roller skates.

I remember having the good fortune of seeing "Career Oppotunities" when it played in the theaters (damn, that tank top looked good on that 50 foot high screen). I already had the world's biggest crush on Connelly since I first saw her in "Labyrinth" back in the Summer of '86. So seeing her "all grown up" in films like "The Hot Spot" and "Rocketeer" was like Heaven. But best of all, I had the good fortune of having a laser disc player back in the early 90's. And on one very lucky B-Day, I was given a widescreen LD copy of "Career Opportunites". I gotta tell ya, as good as the whole movie was, on side two of the album sized discus was a scene that bordered on the very edge of Nirvana itself: Jennifer Connelly on skates. Mmmmm mmmm good. It was my absolute fav moment from when I saw it in the theater. I can imagine getting the rythme and pattern of their choreography was probobly a nightmare for Frank Whaley and Connelly, but honest to God, they look like they are having a total blast. And the more fun it looked for them, the more amazing she looked in a state of perpetual motion that can only be described as stunning. *Mmmmmm, Jennifer Connelly* spoken in Homer Simpson like voice.

It's funny. I haven't watched this film in quite sometime (my old LD player she don't play so well no mo'). And after having read some of these wonderful reviews and typing out this testimonial to the beauty and grace of a young Jennifer Connelly, I may have to track down a nice new copy of it on DVD. It's just too bad the local TARGET doesn't have it in stock. The irony alone would be worth it. Well, that and our lovely Miss Connelly, of course. ;)

Long live JIMGET!!!


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