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Drive Me Crazy (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 October 1999 (USA)
Nicole Maris is a popular high school preppy senior in Utah who gets her life turned upside down when her perfect date, Brad, falls for a cute cheerleader from another school a month before... See full summary »

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Natasha Pearce ...
Sue
Derrick Shore ...
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Nicole Maris is a popular high school preppy senior in Utah who gets her life turned upside down when her perfect date, Brad, falls for a cute cheerleader from another school a month before the school's centennial senior prom. After recovering from the shock, Nicole comes up with a solution to save her reputation: find a guy to appear like they're going steady and to take her to the dance hoping to make Brad jealous. Nicole then hooks up with her next door neighbor, prankster and trouble maker Chase Hammond, and tries to model him in her own image while he's looking to make his long-term girlfriend Dulcie jealous too. However, both Nicole and Chase don't expect their charade to lead it where they never expected it to. Written by Matt Patay

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They were best friends. Then they fought. Then they faked. Then they fell. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for teen alcohol and drug use, and for language | See all certifications »

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1 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girl Gives Birth to Prom Date  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,846,112 (USA) (3 October 1999)

Gross:

$17,845,337 (USA)
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Trivia

Just before the question at the drive-in about having sex with Agent Scully from The X-Files (1993), when the establishing shot of the drive-in comes on the screen a light can be seen in the top right darting about in the sky like a UFO. See more »

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The length of Nicole's hair is different when she is on the school news from when she is at school watching the news. The news was supposedly filmed the same day (as you can see, since she is wearing the same shirt), but her hair is clearly a different length. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Hammond: Are you stoned? You can tell me you know, I'd be cool.
Chase: Yeah I know you'd be cool.
Mr. Hammond: What is that supposed to mean?
Chase: It means I've read your yearbook. "Onward through the fog. Light up and party, have sex be free. We're the class of '73."
Mr. Hammond: Are you stoned?
Chase: Dad, until you come in here and you see a black light and a felt Led Zepplin poster, rest easy.
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References Cops (1989) See more »

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Keep on Loving You
Written by Kevin Cronin
Performed by The Donnas
The Donnas appear courtesy of Lookout! Records, LLC
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Been done a lot better elsewhere.
17 January 2001 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

Often when a teenage actress reaches her twenties she's anxious to leave off the schoolgirl roles and try something different, so one might have thought it would take something special to get Melissa Joan Hart ("Sabrina...," "Clarissa...") back in the classroom again. I can't believe that this movie was it, though. It appears to be an attempt at the "sophisticated" style of teen dramedy made popular by movies like "Clueless" and "Cruel Intentions" and TV shows like "Dawson's Creek," but this film is clearly not in the same league with those, mostly because of a listless script. "Drive Me Crazy" is more likely to put you to sleep than to arouse any emotions suggested by its title. The intentions may have been good here, but the execution strikes me as simply uninspired. There's nothing much at all to recommend it.


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