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Release Date:
10 February 1994 (Argentina) See more »
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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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The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason London ... Randall 'Pink' Floyd

Joey Lauren Adams ... Simone Kerr

Milla Jovovich ... Michelle Burroughs

Shawn Andrews ... Kevin Pickford

Rory Cochrane ... Ron Slater

Adam Goldberg ... Mike Newhouse

Anthony Rapp ... Tony Olson
Sasha Jenson ... Don Dawson

Marissa Ribisi ... Cynthia Dunn
Deena Martin ... Shavonne Wright

Michelle Burke ... Jodi Kramer

Cole Hauser ... Benny O'Donnell

Christine Harnos ... Kaye Faulkner

Wiley Wiggins ... Mitch Kramer
Mark Vandermeulen ... Tommy Houston

Esteban Powell ... Carl Burnett
Jeremy Fox ... Hirschfelder

Ben Affleck ... Fred O'Bannion
Jason O. Smith ... Melvin Spivey
Christin Hinojosa ... Sabrina Davis

Parker Posey ... Darla Marks

Matthew McConaughey ... David Wooderson
Catherine Avril Morris ... Julie Simms (as Catherine Morris)

Nicky Katt ... Clint Bruno
Parker Brooks ... Kyle Eschenbrenner
Zach Taylor ... Freshman Smartass
Jacob Jones ... Freshman Smartass
Rick Moser ... Assistant Coach

Terry Mross ... Coach Conrad

Kim Krizan ... Ms. Ginny Stroud
Zooey Greif ... Pentico

Julius Tennon ... Mr. Payne
Priscilla Kinser ... Freshman Girl 1
Erika Geminder ... Freshman Girl 2

Heidi Van Horne ... Freshman Girl 3 (as Heidi Cole Trenbath)
Katherine Asher ... Carl's Mom
Kathleen Cunningham ... Pickford's Mom
Richard Dillard ... Pickford's Dad
John Swasey ... Beer Delivery Guy
Zeke Mills ... Old Timer
Michael Gillespie ... Party Guy
Tom Hoeck ... Chaparone

Fred Lerner ... Guy with Pistol

David Blackwell ... Liquor Store Clerk
Autumn Barr ... Stacy
Doug Taylor ... Cop
Bob Moser ... Cop

Mona Lee Fultz ... Mrs. Kramer, Mitch's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicole Emmons ... Girl in pool hall (uncredited)
Mike Enright ... Guy at party (uncredited)
Chris Green ... O'Bannion's Pool Partner (uncredited)

KaiCarra ... Girl in Bikini (uncredited)

Jessica Looney ... Senior Girl, Featured (uncredited)

Anthony Pedone ... Parking lot kid (uncredited)

James 'Kimo' Wills ... Guy at Party (uncredited)

Heath Young ... Student (uncredited)

Renée Zellweger ... Girl in blue pickup truck (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Linklater 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Richard Linklater (written by)

Produced by
Sean Daniel .... producer
James Jacks .... producer
Richard Linklater .... producer
Anne Walker-McBay .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Lee Daniel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
 
Casting by
Don Phillips 
 
Production Design by
John Frick 
 
Art Direction by
Jenny C. Patrick 
 
Set Decoration by
Deborah Pastor 
 
Costume Design by
Katherine Dover  (as Katherine 'K.D.' Dover)
 
Makeup Department
Jean Ann Black .... makeup artist (as Jean Black)
Meg Brennan .... assistant makeup artist
Bob Harper .... hair stylist
Sally J. Harper .... hair stylist (as Sally Harper)
Kelly Nelson .... assistant hair stylist
Janet Tallent-Dickson .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Terra Abroms .... post-production supervisor (as Terra Mair-Abroms)
Steven Brown .... additional production manager
Alma Kuttruff .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarah Addington .... second assistant director
John Cameron .... first assistant director
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... second second assistant director (as Vincent N. Palmo Jr.)
 
Art Department
James Brisbin .... art department assistant
Mark Lambert Bristol .... storyboard artist
Marcus Brown .... co-lead man
Tom Dreesen .... construction coordinator (as Thomas M. Dreesen)
Donald Gross .... carpenter (as Donald J. Gross)
John R. Helton .... scenic painter
Robert Janecka .... property master
Loma Johnson .... art department assistant
Hope Malkan .... art department coordinator
Jay F. McCuin .... assistant props (as Jay McCuin)
D. Montgomery .... assistant art director (as Denise Montgomery)
Nick Papadakis .... art department assistant
Shane Patrick .... lead man
Tom Patterson .... art department assistant
Steve Swagerle .... set painter
Sabrina Winningham .... assistant props (as Sabina Winningham)
 
Sound Department
Charlie Ajar Jr. .... sound re-recordist
Roberta Alstadter .... foley recordist
Chris Beresh .... apprentice sound editor
Michael C. Casper .... supervising re-recording mixer
Clayton Collins .... sound editor
Jeff Courtie .... adr mixer
Lily Diamond .... sound editor
Sandy Gendler .... supervising sound editor
Evelyn Hokanson .... adr recordist
Cynthia Keller-Gika .... apprentice sound editor
Val Kuklowsky .... supervising sound editor
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Henry Miller .... boom operator (as Henry 'Hank' Miller)
Oscar Mitt .... second assistant sound editor
Sonny Pettijohn .... first assistant sound editor
John Roesch .... foley artist (as John B. Roesch)
Mikael Sandgren .... sound editor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Athina Rachel Tsangari .... cable puller (as Rachel Reinhardt)
Petra von Oelffen .... sound editor (as Petra von Oelfenn)
Ben Wilkins .... sound editor (as Ben Wilkens)
 
Stunts
Dave Bartholomew .... stunts (as David Bartholomew)
Don Breneman .... stunts
Hollis Hill .... stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunt coordinator
Mark May .... stunts
Lonnie Nelson .... stunts
Todd Potter .... stunts
David Sanders .... stunts (as David B. Sanders)
Bobby Sargent .... stunts
Wanda Sargent .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Belsky .... electrician (as Steve 'Uno' Belsky)
Layton Blaylock .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Boyle .... additional first assistant camera
Jonathan Burkhart .... first assistant camera
Dwight Cary .... best boy electric (as Dwight 'Curly' Cary)
Ian Ellis .... additional first assistant camera
Curtis Herbert .... grip
Paul Logan .... assistant camera
Michelle Madison .... camera loader
Raul Mello .... electrician (as Raul 'Bull' Mello)
Michael Moss .... best boy grip
Charles Seligman .... grip (as Charlie Seligman)
John Sheeren .... additional first assistant camera
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip (as Ferrell Schinnick)
Todd Smiley .... electrician (as Todd 'Sweetwater' Smiley)
Gabor Szitanyi .... still photographer
Joseph Vasquez .... grip
Sebastian Vega .... additional first assistant camera
Clark Walker .... second assistant camera (as Clark Lee Walker)
Ralph Watson .... additional camera operator
Rick A. West .... gaffer
Jeff Andrus .... electrician (uncredited)
Buzzy Burwell .... lighting technician (uncredited)
John Johns .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Don Kirk .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Lacy .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lisa Bankert .... casting assistant
Shana A. Clester .... casting assistant: Texas (as Shana Alexandra)
J.L. Montgomery .... extras casting assistant
Emily Vinas .... extras casting intern (as Emily K. Vinas)
Dee Dee Wehle .... casting: New York (as De De Wehle)
Catherine Avril Morris .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabelle Coulet .... costume supervisor
Keith Fletcher .... extras wardrobe supervisor
Melanie Armstrong Fletcher .... extras set costumer (as Melanie Armstrong)
Janice Janacek .... set costumer (as Janice Janecek)
Kari Perkins .... additional costume designer
Tracey Holman Weaver .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Wade Bartlett .... second assistant editor (as Justin Wade Bartlett)
Robert Brakey .... apprentice editor
Sandy Brundage .... negative cutter
Greg Finton .... second assistant editor
Sheri Galloway .... assistant editor
Kevin Henry .... negative cutter
Mark Kaplan .... post-production assistant
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Dennis McNeil)
Kelly Stone .... post-production assistant
Wendy Streza .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Jeff Charbonneau .... music editor (as Jeffrey Charbonneau)
Art Ford .... music consultant
Harry Garfield .... music supervisor
Eeda Kitto .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Julian T. Arredondo .... driver (as Julian Arredondo)
Henry Castillo .... driver
Ronald D. Chambers .... picture car mechanic (as Ron Chambers)
Billy Cooper .... driver
Billy Cude .... driver
Jim Dicuffa .... driver
Joe Dye .... driver
Cecil D. Evans .... transportation captain (as Cecil Evans)
Jerry McKnight .... transportation coordinator
Karen Prince .... driver
Ben Rodriguez Jr. .... driver (as Ben Rodriguez)
Esteban Rodríguez .... driver
Isidro Salvidar .... driver
Phil Schriber .... driver (as C. Philip Schriber)
Russell E. Scott .... picture cars (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Anne Barnstone .... guardian (as Anne Bauer Barnstone)
Valerie DeKeyser .... set production assistant
Angelina Fontana .... assistant: Sean Daniel
Holly Gent Palmo .... production coordinator (as Holly Gent)
Karen Ruth Getchell .... assistant production coordinator
James Alan Hensz .... key set production assistant (as Jim Hensz)
Tom Hoeck .... set medic
Don Howard .... emc2 editor
Randall Hull .... assistant craft service
Catherine Jelski .... script supervisor
Christina Kelly .... office intern
Julia Lazarus .... set production assistant
Tricia Linklater .... assistant: Richard Linklater
David Long .... caterer
Heather McClellan .... office assistant
Jack Meredith .... stand-in
Stephanie Meyer .... assistant: James Jacks
Morgan Miles .... assistant accountant
Reid Nixon .... office assistant
Brian O'Kelley .... set production assistant (as Brian L. O'Kelley)
Michelle Romaine .... assistant location manager
David Schmerler .... legal services
Shelly T. Schriber .... assistant craft service
Sissy Schriber .... craft service
Jason Davids Scott .... unit publicist (as Jason D. Scott)
John Sloss .... legal services
Don Stroud .... stand-in
Tim Swan .... location manager (as Tim Leary Swan)
Kara Walecki .... assistant accountant
Dixie D. Walker .... production accountant
Stella Weir .... stand-in
Matthew Woody .... set production assistant
Scott Colomby .... additional adr voice (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ivan Bigley .... thanks
Bill Daniel .... thanks
Travis Johnson .... thanks
Kevin Lucas .... in memory of
Peter Millius .... thanks
Chale Nafus .... thanks
Diane Perella .... thanks
Jon Sanchez .... thanks
Pat Sullivan .... thanks
Jesse Williams Thomas .... thanks
David Santos Wlson .... thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive, continuous teen drug and alcohol use and very strong language
Runtime:
102 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | Norway:15 | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2003) | UK:18 (video rating) (1994) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Director Trademark: [Richard Linklater] [Pinball]See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Slater:Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man, when he come in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.See more »
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Do You Feel Like We DoSee more »

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336 out of 400 people found the following review useful.
A Time Machine Trip Back To The Texas Summer Of 1976, 4 February 2005
Author: Mike Wells from Dallas, Texas

I graduated in 1976 from a high school in North Dallas and this entire movie is so spot on it's scary. It is my favorite film. I've seen it hundred's of times and every time it's like watching it for the first time. Only someone that was there and lived through those days could have directed such a movie. I drove a 70 dark blue Chevelle SS 454 with a 4-speed, over 400 HP and all of the goodies Wooderson described. Starting that car up, listening to the roar of that engine and burning out in 1st gear while in a thick cloud of blue smoke in front of the high school at 3PM while wasted......doing over 80MPH in 2nd gear....oh yea! I feel sorry for the teenagers today that drive the limp wrist fluffs of metal that pass themselves off as cars these days.

I was a stoner like Pickford smoking weed non-stop. Some mentioned that the heavy drug use was not too common. Well, at our school it was beyond common. Before school, during school (in the bathroom and football field) and after school. Our school had a smoking area outside the cafeteria where everyone went to light up.

The opening scene with Aerosmith "Sweet Emotion" slowly building up and Pickford driving his Goat and girlfriend in the school parking lot kills me every time. I cannot imagine a better opening scene for the movie. That was pure genius. The funny thing is Linklater did not show getting licks from the coach or the principal. For all the "uninitiated" back then all a coach or an asst. principal had to say was "Smith, I want to see you back at my office now". Our coach had a paddle he personally made that he kept on his wall over his desk. It had about 30 holes drilled in it and it was covered in black electrical tape! When that one came down you knew it! Now with all the PC people coach would go to jail for "assaulting the poor boy" Hell, back then it was called character building. As I remember from the 7th grade on licks were given out.

The soundtrack. Best ever. Might as well be back at White Rock Lake or Lake Ray Hubbard on a Friday night getting wasted. Head East was a nice touch. Every time I listen to that soundtrack I remember things I have not thought about in 25 years. The man that portrayed Pickford's dad was dead on. Accent, demeanor along with the big caddy and the tennis playing wife in the mini-skirt and puffed up hair.

Some of the reviewers mentioned they did not think it was too realistic showing/mixing a lot of sexual activity among the freshman girls. That is another point I must dispute. Maybe at their school in their town of 500 or their strict upbringing but at our junior high and high school the freshman and younger girls were pretty wild. I mean really "wild"! This is coming from someone who "lost it" at 12. So insinuating things about a 15 or 16 year old freshman is pretty tame. 15 and 16 year old's were the "world travelers" to us 13 or 14 year old guys.

There is something about this movie that pulls me back over and over again. It's hard to describe. I'm not sure what it is. Am I a Wooderson that enjoys reminiscing? Am I someone that prefers simpler times? Am I someone that is so sick of PC people that a movie like D&C is like a breath of fresh air? Was there something magical in the air back in 1976? The country was celebrating 200 years of freedom. Now within the last 30 years it seems that most of those freedoms have been slowly whittled away with and all that is left is a former shell of the old. Especially after 2001.

The best scene? To me it's a toss-up between the opening "Sweet Emotion" GTO in the school parking lot and the Emporium scene with "Hurricane" playing in the background while (The Past) Wooderson, (The Present) Pink and (The Future) Mitch walk into the Emporium while the camera films every little nuance in slow motion. The cockiness of Woods, the mellow Pink and the innocence of Mitch. Put that scene on slow motion and study their faces and the reaction shots of their peer's faces as they acknowledge their presence.

Your own personal time machine if only for an hour and a half. Slip the DVD in, turn the lights down low, take a couple good strong hits and wash them down with a few Tallboys. Use your imagination and for the briefest of time you are back in 1976. I wish they made more movies like this instead of the sugar coated pablum coming out of Hollywood nowadays.

Remember this?

Howard Hughes died, Robin Trower-Bridge of Sighs, Jeff Beck, Kawasaki Z1, Kawasaki 750 triple 2-stroke, 45 cents a gallon gas, 104 octane gas, Frampton Comes Alive, Bad Company - Shooting Star, Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around and Fell In Love, Jimmy Carter, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, 1969 Dodge Charger 440, 2 Lane Blacktop, 3 finger lids, windowpane, Diamond Dogs, J. Geils, Midnight Special, Wings Over America tour, Bad Company - Movin' On, Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes, SD 455 with the Big Bird on the hood, Marshall Tucker Band - Heard It In A Love Song, Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery, Edelbrock Tunnel Ram with Holley Double Pumpers, getting high at dusk while listening to Pink Floyd's "Time" and looking at the Dallas skyscraper skyline against the setting sun.

If you do then Dazed and Confused is right up your alley. If you don't then still watch it, the characters in D&C cover all generations, just the cars and clothing have changed.

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