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High Strung (1991)

 -  Comedy  -  1991 (USA)
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Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning, and, since pretty much everyone and everything annoys him, begins another day... See full summary »

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Thane Furrows
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Al Dalby (as Tom Wilson)
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Vol
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Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning, and, since pretty much everyone and everything annoys him, begins another day of complaining to himself. However, the day proves to be much different than normal when Thane begins to recieve strange phone calls, letters, and voices in his head, all indicating that something will happen at 8 o'clock. As the day goes on, Thane rants and raves about the things that annoy him, as the clock slowly ticks closer and closer to his destiny Written by Anonymous

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The story of a guy with a few too many hang-ups.

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Rated PG for themes and mild language | See all certifications »

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Filmed in only 13 days. See more »

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When Thayne is on the phone with Al, when he is in his office the time on the clock in Thaynes house is 8:45pm but when it shows Als clock it says 8:55pm. See more »

Quotes

Thane Furrows: Oh, you must be the tumor-like substance that lives upstairs.
Vol: I don't mind you pounding on my floor, man, but could you do it with a little rhythm 'cause you are really messing with my head.
Thane Furrows: Oh, I completely understand. We wouldn't want to clutter up that magnificent reservoir of thought.
Vol: Yeah. Let's check out the place.
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Steve is a genius...
14 May 2003 | by (Carbondale Illinois) – See all my reviews

Steve Oedekerk is a genius when it comes to well written comedies, so when I heard about high strung I nearly freaked out. Basically in this film, one of Steve's more independent workings, Thane Furrows, portrayed by Steve, stays locked in his apartment and bitches about stuff. The movie was fairly engaging and had a lot of good one liners but some of the rants that Oedekerk launches into are a little lame. The original comedy in this movie; especially Furrow's boss and his description of his job. Jim Carrey does play a small role in the film, death in particular, but he is a pivitol part of the plot and comes into a little more prominence in the end of the film. Also another noticable appearance on this film is Kirsten Dunst playing a small girl right after a scene with Thompas Wilson AKA Biff from Back To The Future... not that we really care but... for Carrey fans I wouldn't reccomend High Strung. Though many of you would enjoy it a great deal would be looking for a Jim Carrey movie and Oedekerk's style is to slowly paced for most Carrey fans.


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