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Outside Providence (1999)

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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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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Rated R for pervasive teen drug use and strong language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,370,662 (USA) (5 September 1999)

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$7,292,175 (USA) (10 October 1999)
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The President's office at Brown University is actually the old office for the Dean of Admissions at the University of Rhode Island in Green Hall. See more »

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One of the first lines in the movie is "This blows." That particular phrase was not part of teen jargon in the 70s. See more »

Quotes

Timothy Dunphy: Maybe he'll get lucky. Maybe, when ya die, there's just nothin'.
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References Bonanza (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

So Very Hard To Go
Written by Stephen Kupka and Emilio Castillo
Performed by Tower of Power
Courtesy of Warner Brothers Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Mike Corrente's Best!
16 October 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Finally....we get to see a Mike Corrente film where he actually moves the camera! Unlike Federal Hill and American Buffalo, Outside Providence has a number of dolly and pan shots instead of keeping the camera still for 90 plus minutes. The film also had three montage sequences that made the film move faster. The sound track of the film alone makes the movie worth watching.

Any viewer from New England will be amazed to see Foxboro Stadium in the film. I think its safe to say that Outside Providence is the first and only film to shoot a scene at the not so famous stadium where the Patriots play.

Overall, This was a great film ! Shawn Hatosy hit the Rhode Island accent like it was his second nature. A new comer to the screen, a lot of us will remember Shawn from the hit comedy In and Out.

Like Alec Baldwin, Shawn Hatosy gave a realistic and heart filled performance. Outside Providence is a winner!




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