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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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Trivia

The Farrelly Brothers disowned the film after Harvey Weinstein insisted on numerous changes from the source material and re-cut the film in order to make it closer to their There's Something About Mary (1998) rather than the coming-of-age tale the original story was. The final film was a flop with critics and audiences and has been more or less forgotten. See more »

Goofs

Another incorrect use of teen jargon: any phrase using "suck", such as "this sucks" or "this sucks the big one" was not used in the 70s. This became popular much later. See more »

Quotes

Old Man Dunphy: What are you two knuckleheads up to?
Tim: Going out.
Old Man Dunphy: What you gonna do?
Tim: Hang around.
Old Man Dunphy: When you gonna come back?
Tim: Later.
Old Man Dunphy: Now, was that so hard?
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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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I actually enjoyed this movie quite a bit
12 November 2001 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

Maybe some reviewers here have been put off by the fact that it's a mingling of different genres (romance/comedy). But I think the movie is vastly entertaining and satisfying. There's more substance to this movie than there is to others of a similar vein -- "Detroit Rock City" or "Almost Famous" or "Dazed and Confused." You're not supposed to cry and you're not supposed to split your sides laughing, but you are supposed to enjoy it, and that I did. Plus, Alec Baldwin is truly excellent in his role as a gruff, blue-collar dad.


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