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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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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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$6,900,000 (estimated)

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$7,993,039 (USA)
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Prior to filming, Wiley Wiggins (Mitch Kramer) had never thrown a baseball in his life. Because of this, a double was used in the pitching scenes. See more »

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Near the end of the movie when they are smoking a joint on the football field, the long shot shows them all sitting about 20 yards from a large dead patch of grass, but in the close-up, Slater's head is almost in the dead spot. See more »

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Darla: What did she say? Like, what did she call me?
Shavonne Wright: Nothing!
Darla: Oh, come on, "nothing", I know you're lying when you do that. I know you're lying, you bitch.
Simone: Come on, we know they talk about us, just tell us.
Shavonne Wright: You swear you're not gonna get mad?
Simone: I'm not gonna get mad, I'm just curious.
Darla: I'm not gonna get mad, I think it's a riot. I don't care what she thinks.
Shavonne Wright: OK, she called you a bitch and you a slut.
Simone: A slut? She called me a slut? Oh my god, what a bitch.
Shavonne Wright: [laughing] Simone, everybody calls you a slut.
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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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