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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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Credited cast:
Thane Furrows
Al Dalby (as Tom Wilson)
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Ed Williams ...
Ivy Austin ...
Paul Ryan ...
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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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1991 (USA)  »

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Pissed Off  »

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$300,000 (estimated)

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Has not been released on DVD or blu-ray format yet. See more »


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 »


Vol: You like thrash music? It's really cool but you gotta crank it to hear the clarity.
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References Field of Dreams (1989) See more »

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The one to watch when your having one of Those days
2 October 2002 | by (WI) – See all my reviews

Never has a movie been so funny with so little plot. There is a small amount of story here, but mostly just a guy fed up with the world and he spends the whole movie telling you why he'd rather be dead. Very, very funny stuff. I love to watch this when I'm having a bad day. It has so little plot you can jump in anywhere and watch as long as you want 5 mins or the whole thing, you'll get a few laughs and not miss a story. If you don't like the first ten minutes turn it off, it's not going to change. But if you can relate to the main character like I belive most of us can you'll have a great time laughing with and agreeing with this man who's just fed up with ...well, everything and everybody. Interesting note Jani Lane (lead singer for the band Warrant) makes his film debut, and Jim Carrey has a role as well. Get angry prepare to laugh and enjoy.

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