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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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Cameron James (as Joseph-Gordon Levitt)
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Mr. Morgan (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
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Greg Jackson ...
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Terence Heuston ...
Derek
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Storyline

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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Genres:

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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31 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10 cosas que odio de ti  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,330,681, 4 April 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,176,108, 29 August 1999
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Trivia

Cameron's name, Cameron James, is a play on the name of a famous director, James Cameron. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene with Patrick, his book bag strap can be seen in one shot, then in the next shot it's gone. See more »

Quotes

[talking about the prom]
Kat Stratford: Can you even imagine? Who the hell would go to that antiquated mating-ritual?
Mandella: I would, but I don't have a date.
Kat Stratford: Do you really wanna get all dressed up, so some Drakkar Noir-wearing dexter with a boner can feel you up while you're forced to listen to a band that, by definition, blows?
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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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

C'mon
Written by Greg McKenna, Kay Hanley, Scott Riebling, Michael Eisenstein, and Stacy Jones
Performed by Letters to Cleo
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User Reviews

 
I can't stop watching this movie!
27 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I wanted to see this movie when it first came out but never did. I didn't get a copy until a week ago and finally watched it with my girlfriend. I have to admit, I've seen it five times in the past week. A lot of teen movies have very basic or clichéd plots, but not this one. It's based on "The Taming of the Shrew" and it has a lot of interesting twists. The music is awesome, every song actually fits the moment, and the two love stories are actually interesting to watch. Even all the actors did a really great job. The only bad thing is the occasional dirty jokes. If you don't care for teen movies, don't worry, you are just like me, this movie is still worth watching. I'm giving it a 10 to bring those ratings up!


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