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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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It was the last day of school in 1976, a time they'd never forget... if only they could remember. See more »

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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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The song that Milla Jovovich plinks on her guitar whilst gazing at the stars is an excerpt from The Alien Song, a song from Milla's 1994 album, The Divine Comedy. See more »

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In the "business" scene in Pickford's room, Pickford sprays the air freshener and then sets it (and the glass bowl) down on the record cabinet before letting his dad in. When Pickford crosses the room to look out the window at the beer truck the jar and spray can have moved to the floor, but when he walks back to his dad both items are back on the cabinet. 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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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Front (1993) See more »

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Tush
Written by Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill
Performed by ZZ Top
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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