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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Top Notch Burgers, the drive-in restaurant in the movie, closed November 14, 2008, after the owner James Stanish passed away. Mr. Stanish worked at Top Notch for thirty-eight years since he was twelve years old. His father originally started the business, which he eventually took over. The restaurant has since been reopened (4-12-09). See more »
At the end of the movie, Mitch Kramer is making out with the Sophomore girl next to her car and the sun has already come up. When he arrives at home after that has happened, it is still dark outside. See more »
I didn't think drugs and alchohol were such a big deal they had to resort to Neo-McCarthyism to get rid of it.
I think they're just worried that some of us are having too good a time.
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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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