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Dazed and Confused (1993)

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 February 1994 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Rebeldes y confundidos  »

Box Office


$6,900,000 (estimated)


$7,993,039 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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This waited over a year after its US debut for its UK release. See more »


When Simone says, "I did it when I was a freshman, and you'll do it when you're seniors. but you're doing great. Now fry like bacon, you little freshman piggies. Fry!" you can see a reflection in the window of a person crouching down signaling two extras to walk past in the background. See more »


Jodi: Ask Tony to marry you.
Sabrina Davis: Will you marry me?
Tony: Oh god, what am I supposed to say?
Mike: I dont know.
Tony: Uh, whadda ya do for me?
Sabrina Davis: Umm, anything you like.
Tony: [turns to Mike] Imagine the possibilities.
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Why Can't We Be Friends
Written by Jerry Goldstein, Harold R. Brown, Thomas Allen, Morris D. Dickerson (as B.B. Dickerson), Howard E. Scott (as Howard Scott), Lonnie Jordan, Lee Oskar, and Charles Miller
Performed by War
Courtesy of Rhino Records/Avenue Records
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Best Teen Movie of the 1990's.
7 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Dazed and Confused (1993)

Cast: Jason London, Rory Cochrane, Sasha Jenson, Wiley Wiggins, Michelle Burke, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Shawn Andrews, Cole Hauser, Milla Jovovich, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason O. Smith, Ben Affleck, Christin Hinjosa, Parker Posey, Nicky Katt.

Directed by Richard Linklater.

"Dazed and Confused" is one of the best teen films ever made, and for many reasons. It stands the test of it's time, along with George Lucas' "American Graffiti" and John Landis' "Animal House". It shows the highs and lows of partying, friendship, and drugs. The plot is about upcoming seniors and freshmen in a Texas town on the full last day of School in 1976. The characters are very likable in this, well, at least most of them. Richard Linklater gives a great independent direction. This isn't a film that encourages kids to do drugs, but it shows a true portrayal of teenagers in a America, in a very fun way. "Dazed and Confused" is one of my all-time favorite films, and one that I can watch over and over again. Well done.

5/5 stars.

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