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The Suburbans (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  19 January 2000 (Belgium)
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An 80's one-hit wonder band named The Suburbans reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the ... See full summary »

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An 80's one-hit wonder band named The Suburbans reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the audience and decides to give the now 40-ish performers a comeback push. The film attempts to take a satirical look at the music business of the 90's and compare it to the simpler 80's scene. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Never before has a girl done so much with so little.

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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19 January 2000 (Belgium)  »

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A bamba banda  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,797 (USA) (29 October 1999)

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$5,797 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Will Ferrell and Perrey Reeves went on to play husband and wife again in Old School (2003). See more »

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Helicopter reflected in taxi windows on the highway. See more »

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Cate: For everything that's lovely is but a brief, dreamy, kind of delight. Yeats.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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By My Side
Written by Donal Lardner Ward (as D. Ward), Tony Guma (as T. Guma), R. Skobi
Performed by "The Suburbans"
Courtesy of D. Ward, T. Guma, R. Skobi/Ignite Entertainment, Inc.
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Dance hall days come back to haunt us.
17 October 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

"The Suburbans" makes an interesting bookend to the British film "Still Crazy", in that they both deal with the same subject matter (old band reunites after a long absence) but deal with different eras and different conflicts. Having said that, they're both equally uninspiring, although The Suburbans manages to be somewhat funnier than Still Crazy. Some quality work by the actors is found in The Suburbans, especially from bit players Amy Brenneman and Jennifer Love Hewitt. A last minute cameo makes the film seem funnier than it really is, but those in the mood for some retro baiting may find something the laugh about here.


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