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Dazed and Confused -- Cynthia wants to quit thinking of the present as a "minor insignificant preamble to something else."
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Writer (WGA):
Richard Linklater (written by)
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Release Date:
24 September 1993 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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:
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Pink:Put some ice on it. After that, there's nothing a few beers won't take care of.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Hey BabySee more »

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109 out of 135 people found the following review useful.
a breeding ground for talent, 7 May 2005
Author: the-jerk from Newark, DE

"Dazed and Confused", which takes place during the 70s, was one of the best movies of the 90s. It really is phenomenal how much talent was in this ensemble; if you want to see Adam Goldberg, Matthew Mcconaughey, Milla Jovovich, Joey Lauren Adams, Parker Posey, or an almost completely unrecognizable Ben Affleck (playing the sort of role he would almost never play again, an a**hole) before they were stars, look no further. And of course this was an early movie for director Richard Linklater, who had made the relatively unknown "Slackers" previously and who would go on to make "School of Rock", which was almost as good as "Dazed and Confused".

Taking place on the last day of school in a small suburban town, "Dazed and Confused" is a brilliant ensemble piece rivaling anything done by Robert Altman that covers the broadest spectrum of teenagers imaginable. We see the nerds, the potheads, the jocks, and the cheerleaders, as well as the incoming freshmen, as they celebrate the beginning of summer. Some celebrate less than others, of course; freshman hazing is a big part of the movie, both male and female. The dialogue is fresh and unexpected; lines about George Washington's proclivity for marijuana, why you just gotta love high school girls ("I get older, they stay the same age", as McConaughey's character says), and the herd mentality when a fight breaks out demonstrate how all-over-the-map the dialogue can be, and it's always affecting and usually quite funny.

Of course, it's the acting and the characters that really steal the movie, and it really is amazing how many people in this movie went on to bigger things. As I said before, Affleck was the most surprising, but Mcconaughey had the most memorable role as an older dude who can't seem to let go of his youth, a slick slimeball who chases after under-age jail bait. And he has never been funnier or better than he was in this. Eventually, his character will wake up and the kids aren't going to want to hang out with him and the girls aren't going to want to sleep with him anymore, and he's going to have a rude awakening. But for the time being, he's all macho cool swagger, and Mcconaughey pulled off the part perfectly. Parker Posey is also excellent, playing a senior bitch (but only because she's "supposed" to be) unleashing a humiliating hazing on the incoming freshman girls.

You have to give props to the writing. It's not a long movie, but it covers so much ground that it feels big. At one point, a character says that the 70s obviously suck. That may have been, but it's never looked cooler than it did in "Dazed and Confused". And the soundtrack must be mentioned too. The 70s was a decade full of musical highs and lows, and thankfully the soundtrack highlights the highs while ignoring the lows, and we have songs by Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Dr. John, War, and other seminal 70s rock figures (curiously missing: "Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin, but that's forgivable). Brilliant; there's not a single clunker, and it adds to the free, easygoing atmosphere of the movie. "Dazed and Confused" is quite possibly the best "teen movie" ever made, and, from the point of view of someone who grew up in the 80s anyway, the best movie about the 70s ever made.

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