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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)

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

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$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 »

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In the scene in the hockey rink, the markings on the ice are from the 1990s. The most noticeable is the blue circular goalie crease. In 1974, the goalie crease was rectangular and white. See more »

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Dean Mort: Mr. Dunphy, do you have a friend called "Drugs"?
Timothy Dunphy: Drugs Delaney?
Mr. Funderberk: How many individuals named drugs could you possibly associate with?
Timothy Dunphy: Just one.
Dean Mort: Yesterday we received a letter addressed simply to Cornwall Academy, Cornwall, Connecticut. So naturally we, we opened it and read it. You might want to sit down. It begins, "Greetings Dunph. What's happening? I got your letter today. Cornhole Academy sounds like it really sucks the big one. I can't believe they make everyone work a lot and not smoke. You...
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References Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) See more »

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Pomp and Circumstance
Written by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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A title with several meanings
3 September 1999 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This film is not as wild as THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, but it is amusing, touching, annoying, vulgar, funny, and goodnatured -- pretty good for one movie.

It is an odd stew of the 3 Stooges, Huck Finn, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, and THE DEAD POET'S SOCIETY. Hatosy is endearing as a softhearted lunkhead -- he shows great tallent for both serious and comic work here. Baldwin is in rare form as an Al Bundy of the 70s who is truly a working-class Socrates.

The title is a play on words that indicates the various ways you can view life -- beyond help or help from beyond. It's a charmer in its own knuckleheaded way.


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