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Outside Providence (1999)

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After one too many run ins with the law, a punk teenager from a working class background is sent to prep school by his frustrated dad, and learns a thing or two.

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Cast

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Tim Dunphy
Tommy Bone ...
Jackie Dunphy
Samantha Lavigne ...
'Clops'
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Mousy
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Tommy the Wire (as Adam Lavorgna)
Jesse Leach ...
Decenz
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Old Man Dunphy
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Barney
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Caveech
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Joey
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Fran
Kristen Shorten ...
Bunny Cote
Timothy Crowe ...
Mr. Funderburk (as Tim Crowe)
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Jack Wheeler
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A boy from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, caught up in the drug scene of the mid-70s, gets in trouble one too many times with the law. To stave off a jail term, his father arranges for him to be placed into a prep school in Cornwall, Connecticut. The terms: Graduate, or else. Written by Matt Cotnoir <theman@ids.net>

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There once was a boy from Pawtucket... See more »

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Rated R for pervasive teen drug use and strong language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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1 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Anexigiti pronoia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,370,662 (USA) (3 September 1999)

Gross:

$7,292,175 (USA) (8 October 1999)
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Based on Peter Farrelly's experiences at Kent School, where he graduated as a member of the class of 1975. See more »

Goofs

In Dunph's first day of school, he is in a math class where the teacher calls on him to solve a problem. The problem is written on the blackboard behind him. Later on in the film, what should be months have passed, and back in the classroom, the blackboard remains completely unchanged. See more »

Quotes

Tommy the Wire: You wouldn't know a classy broad if she took a dump on your head.
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Features The Odd Couple (1970) See more »

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Performed by The Hues Corporation (as The Hues Corp.)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Good Solid Movie
22 August 2003 | by (San Mateo) – See all my reviews

One of the better films I have seen in the last ten years. A perfect amount of Comedy mixed in with just the right amount of Drama. The two leads do a great job in the movie and become instantly likeable. Everyone was cast well. Even Alec Baldwin shows up and does a good job as the main characters father. The story draws you in. One of the better coming of age movies ever. I definitely recommend this especially to guys.


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