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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 high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason London ... Randy 'Pink' Floyd

Joey Lauren Adams ... Simone

Milla Jovovich ... Michelle

Shawn Andrews ... Kevin Pickford

Rory Cochrane ... Slater

Adam Goldberg ... Mike

Anthony Rapp ... Tony

Sasha Jenson ... Don Dawson

Marissa Ribisi ... Cynthia
Deena Martin ... Shavonne

Michelle Burke ... Jodi Kramer

Cole Hauser ... Benny

Christine Harnos ... Kaye

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

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

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

Parker Posey ... Darla

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

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

Terry Mross ... Coach Conrad

Kim Krizan ... Ms. Stroud (as Kim Arnette Krizan)
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 ... Chaperone

Fred Lerner ... Guy with Pistol

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

Mona Lee Fultz ... Mrs. Kramer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tara Battani ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Adam Boster ... Booger (uncredited)
Josh Caldwell ... Guy at Party (uncredited)
Khara Cloutier ... Delilah 'Chutney' Bartlett (uncredited)
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)
Damian Tamburro ... Student (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 .... 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
 
Location Management
Michelle Romaine .... assistant location manager
Tim Swan .... location manager (as Tim Leary Swan)
 
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)
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
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 | Ireland:18 | 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cole Hauser and Ben Affleck would later work together in Good Will Hunting (1997).See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: The motorcyclist's shirt. While a similar design was used later by The Misfits, the design (if indeed it's the same skull) ultimately comes from the movie The Crimson Ghost (1946).See more »
Quotes:
Mike:I didn't think drugs and alchohol were such a big deal they had to resort to Neo-McCarthyism to get rid of it.
Pink:I think they're just worried that some of us are having too good a time.
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27 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
The last day of school in 1976, 24 July 2011
Author: Wuchak from Ohio/PA border

"Dazed and Confused" details the last day of high school for the typical youths of America in 1976. Shot in and around Austin, Texas, the film failed at the box office in 1993-94, but has gone on to achieve a well-deserved cult status. I never even heard of the film until this year when I saw most of it on TV and promptly decided to pick it up the DVD when I got the chance.

To my mind, "Dazed and Confused" is one of the best high school comedy-dramas, along with 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." The difference between these two films is that "Fast Times" contains more goofy antics whereas "Dazed" is more of a docudrama with amusing flashes. In other words, although "Fast Times is generally realistic, excepting the over-the-top parts with Spicoli, "Dazed and Confused" is more like a slice from real life.

What makes "Dazed" work so well is that it gets the LOOK of the mid-to-late 70s just right, particularly the hair & clothing styles. Secondly, the actors pull off the material expertly. In fact, a large part of the film's success is the excellent casting choices. Both are no easy feat. Speaking of the actors, you get a few up-and-comers here: Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck and one or two of lesser note (as far as future popularity goes).

All the standard school archetypes are here: the jock who parties on the side, the bullies, the hot sister and her little long-haired brother, the black dude, the hot (feminist) teacher, the streetfighter, the cool guys, the geekier crowd, the babes, the guy who graduated years ago but still hangs around, the mentors & mentees, etc.

And then you have the standard school experiences like parties at friend's houses, keg parties, fleeing bullies, dealing with coaches & teachers, flirting, the possibility of sex, hanging out, meaningless conversations, fights, smoking pot at school or in your friend's bedroom, etc.

Like "Fast Times," "Dazed and Confused" is a joy to watch -- whatever your age -- because it successfully takes you back to the high school years with all its joys & agonies.

Some don't like it because it's more of a slice-of-life film than a plot-driven, contrived story. The plot here is simple: It's the last day of school and the youths want to celebrate. If they can't party at their friend's house (because the dad catches wind of their plans) they'll have a party at the park or wherever, but they WILL party. The rest of the film involves their interactions within this context.

I've heard some complain that the film conveys a terrible message. What message? There is no message. The message is that school's out and it's time to celebrate! Besides, there are a few positive points that can be mined from the proceedings: the arrogant bully gets what's coming, make a stand and fight when you have to (even if you get beat up), ultra-tight pants must be put on with pliers & the help of a friend, be true to yourself, etc. But -- really -- this isn't a movie to look for deep messages, its simple purpose is to take you back to the school years -- in this case, 1976 -- and all the fun & painful experiences thereof.

No review of "Dazed and Confused" would be complete without noting the excellent soundtrack. You get some great rock/metal of the 70s like "Sweet Emotion," "School's Out," "Stranglehold," "Do You Feel Like We Do," "Love Hurts," "Paranoid," "Rock & Roll Hootchie Coo," "Rock & Roll All Nite," "Slow Ride," "Cherry Bomb," "Tuesday's Gone" and many more.

GRADE: A

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