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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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Melanie
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Vol
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Julie Araskog
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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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Vol: You like thrash music? It's really cool but you gotta crank it to hear the clarity.
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References Password All-Stars (1961) See more »

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It's a hit or miss movie
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was working at a video store when this movie came to my attention. I had seen the box any number of times and thought about checking it out because it has Jim Carrey in it, but never got around to it. Then one day a customer returned the movie while I was working and I asked how it was. "Terrible!" he said. "It's just some guy hanging out in his apartment, complaining about everything that annoys him." And that's when I decided to see it; to me, that sounded like a pretty decent film. I was pleasantly surprised. It was better than decent; it is one of my favorite films of all time. The directing is interesting, the acting is not great, and the plot is light but cute. The reason to watch this film is for Steve Odekirk ranting about all the things that annoy him, from smokers to people on gameshows, to Happy The Clam. It's good, it's funny, and it stands up extremely well to repeat viewing (I can't get bored of it). But you probably need the right personality type to appreciate it.


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