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Outside Providence (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 September 1999 (USA)
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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 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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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 »

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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

[last lines]
Old Man Dunphy: So, Dildo, whatever happened to that girlfriend of yours?
Timothy Dunphy: She's goin' to Brown University next year.
Old Man Dunphy: Brown University? They got one of those in Providence, you know.
Timothy Dunphy: There's only one, pop.
Old Man Dunphy: [laughs] You hot shit. How do you think she's gonna like ridin' around Providence in this shitbox?
Jackie Dunphy: She's gonna be Mrs. Dildo!
Timothy DunphyOld Man Dunphy: Shut up, you little hard-on.
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Hold Your Head Up
Written by Rod Argent, Chris White
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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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