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Dazed and Confused (1993)

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

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It's the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Rated R for pervasive, continuous teen drug and alcohol use and very strong language | See all certifications »

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10 February 1994 (Argentina)  »

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Rebeldes y confundidos  »

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$6,900,000 (estimated)

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$7,993,039 (USA)
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Richard Linklater originally wanted the Led Zeppelin song "Rock and Roll" for the movie playing during the end credits, but he didn't get it. Jimmy Page agreed for Linklater to use the song, but Robert Plant denied him. See more »

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The Ford Ranchero shown has stacked square headlights first introduced in the 1977 model year, which was first sold in the fall of 1976... a few months after the movie time line of May1976. See more »

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Simone: You act like you're so oppressed. You guys are kings of the school. What are you bitching about?
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References Forty Guns (1957) See more »

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Cherry Bomb
Written by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley
Performed by The Runaways
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets
A division of PolyGram Group Distribution
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A laugh a minute
23 March 2005 | by (CT) – See all my reviews

This became my all-time favorite comedy the first time I saw it. I was a small child in the 70's, but I do remember that era somewhat, and the characters in this movie reminded me so much of my teen-aged neighbors. The music is right on-one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard, a must-have for any 70's classic rock fans (in fact, it is so comprehensive, there are two volumes). Superb performances by Jason London, Sasha Jenson, Rory Cochrane, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Parker Posey and Matthew McConaughey highlight this film, but the rest of the cast is just as great. It is no wonder that a majority of them went on to become major stars-everyone shines with this hysterically funny and nostalgic script written and directed by the amazing Richard Linklater. The movie flows beautifully, every scene is funny, and the chemistry of the characters is just amazing. Party at the moon tower!


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