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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 31 March 1999 (USA)
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A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.


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Mr. Morgan (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
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Adapted from William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew," 10 Things I Hate About You starts off with Cameron, new student at Padua High, sitting in the office of the quirky guidance counselor Ms. Perky. He is then shown around the school by Michael, who will become his best friend. During his tour is when Cameron first sees Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore with one problem: she isn't allowed to date. And neither is her "shrew" sister, Katarina, a senior who loves indie rock and feminist prose and hates conformity. But Kat and Bianca's father alters his house rule: now, Bianca can date... as long as Kat has a date, too. Now, in order for Cameron to date Bianca, he has to find someone to date Kat. So Michael helps him enlist the help of pretty-boy/jerk/model Joey Donner, tricking him into thinking that *he* will get to take Bianca out if he pays someone to take out Kat. His choice: Patrick Verona, a bad-boy with a mysterious reputation--some say he ate a live duck once, ... Written by Erica Baffa

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sex-related humor and dialogue, alcohol and drug-related scenes, all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10 cosas que odio de ti  »

Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,330,681 (USA) (2 April 1999)


$38,176,108 (USA) (27 August 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was Heath Ledger's first American movie. See more »


In the scene where Bianca and Cameron are under a bridge and he's asking her does she like sailing, in one shot she has roots in her hair about an inch thick and in the next she has none, her hair has been dyed. See more »


Bianca: [after Kat has told her that she went out with Joey] How is it possible that I did not know about this?
Kat Stratford: I warned him that if he told anyone, the cheerleading squad would find out how tiny his dick is!
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Crazy Credits

During the credits there are practical jokes made by cast and crew and also goofs - including scenes that didn't make the final cut. See more »


Referenced in Seto no hanayome: 10 Things I Hate About You (2007) See more »


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Written by Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins
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Courtesy of Mercury Records
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User Reviews

Sweet *teenage love, lies, & consequences* flick!
5 April 1999 | by (Kennett Square, PA) – See all my reviews

I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Granted I'm just 15 years old, and also a huge fan of Shakespeare, but it was really a great film. I would have to say it's definitely more directed towards the teenage/GenX generations, but it was awesome. The tongue-and-cheek Shakespeare references were great (the "Stratford" girls, etc.) Julia Stiles & Larisa Oleynik were convincing in their roles, and not to be shallow but the guys of the movie just all looked really good. =) I recommend this to most teenage girls, although it's not totally a "chick flick" because my brother enjoyed it too. In any case, the scene with the "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" ballad at the soccer practice is a can't-miss for all you love saps. =) I will tell you right now, the ending IS predictable, but not hackneyed. It leaves you with a happy bubbly feeling about teenage love. Excellent movie, that is. (P.S. When watching this in the theaters-- DON'T leave as soon as the credits roll. There are some hilarious out-takes afterwards.)

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