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The Suburbans (1999)

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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Rory
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Grace
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Lara (as Bridgette Wilson)
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Jules
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Speedo Silverberg
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Leslie Gonzalez
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Magee
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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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Trivia

Will Ferrell and Perrey Reeves went on to play husband and wife again in Old School (2003). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Gil: Shut up, Kurt Loder.
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References New American Bandstand 1965 (1952) See more »

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Monday Morning
Written by John Fields (as J. Fields), Rick Meyer (as R. Meyer)
Produced by John Fields with Rick Meyer
Performed by Bug!
Courtesy of Entomological Music (BMI)/October Records
By Arrangement with The Music Library, LLC
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Never before has a movie done so little with so much
25 August 2000 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

I have rarely watched a movie I didn't enjoy at all. This is one of those movies. When I opened up the box, I noticed that the tape was halfway rewound, but now I realize that whoever had rented it before me had the good sense to turn it off halfway through and not even waste time rewinding it. This may be the worst movie I've ever seen. The premise is intriguing and Hewitt's presence attracted my attention, but I soon realized that 80 minutes is too long a time to watch these dull, pathetic characters in a directionless story that falls on its face. Toss this movie out in the road where it may be mercifully run over by a Suburban.


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