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SubUrbia (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  7 February 1997 (USA)
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A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.

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Sooze
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Tim
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Nazeer Choudhury
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Erica
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Jeff
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Pakeesa Choudhury
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Bee-Bee (as Dina Spybey)
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Buff
Kitt Brophy ...
Sooze's Mom
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Officer Chip
Eric Park ...
Officer Gary
William Martin Hayes ...
Scuff
Bill Wise ...
George the Limo Driver
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Storyline

Five young losers spend their days and nights wasting their lives away, hanging out in parking lots and occasionally mentioning that they might want to make something of themselves... someday. On this particular night, they are visited by an old high school friend who has escaped their suburban town to become a pop star. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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Rated R for strong language including sex and drug references, teen drinking and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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7 February 1997 (USA)  »

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SubUrbia  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$69,365 (USA) (7 February 1997)

Gross:

$482,665 (USA) (14 March 1997)
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Sonic Youth wrote "Sunday" for this film in 1996. A re-recorded version of this song appears on their 1998 album "A Thousand Leaves." See more »

Quotes

Pony: If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?
Jeff: Of course it does!
Sooze: You know, that is my worst fear. Making a sound an no one hears it.
Pony: Mine too.
Jeff: W-w-wait a minute, wait a minute.
Pony: You know what I'm saying.
Sooze: Sure! You make art and you want people to see it.
Buff: Wait. What happened to the tree?
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely on location in Burnfield, USA (Burnfield was the fictional city.) See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Unheard Music
Written by Exene Cervenka and John Doe
Performed by Elastica with Stephen Malkmus
Courtesy of DGC Records
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Smart, witty, compassionate look at contemporary life
28 April 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

After avoiding this film for years (thinking it was for kids) I caught it on cable recently and found it completely engaging. What struck me is that while it is about younger people, that audience might not embrace it. I found it smart, witty in a very dry sort of way, yet also a compassionate look at the contemporary American youngster. Absolutely worth viewing. And the dialogue is, well... snappy.


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