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High Strung (1991)

PG | | Comedy | 1991 (USA)
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, 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 »

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Thane Furrows: Damn, I'm glad I was just in grade school.
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Referenced in The Marvelous M Show: My Computer Is Evil!!! (2014) See more »

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Under rated comedy extrodinaire
20 September 2002 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie cracked me up. Steve K. puts in a great performance as Thane, and Jim Carrey cracks me up as Death. The whole movie is basically one big rant, but you will find yourself telling your friends about it. Those children's books were hysterical! I've rented it about 5 times and am about to rent it again this weekend. Simply hilarious.


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