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Waking Up in Reno (2002)

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A romantic comedy about two trashy couples traveling to Reno to see a monster truck show.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darlene Dodd
Doc Tuley
Lonnie Earl Dodd
Candy Kirkendall
Lonnie Earl III
Galvin Chapman ...
Lane Dodd
Kelsey Chapman ...
Lacy Dodd
Fred Bush
Russell Whitehead
Aszue Wilson ...
Mini-Mart Cashier
Hody Porterfield ...
Hodie at the Big Texan
Waitress at Big Texan


Roy & Candy and Lonnie Earl & Darlene are two married couples who thought they knew one another, until they decided to take their dream vacation together. Hitting the road in a brand-new SUV, they're having the time of their lives until something funny happens on the way to the Monster Truck Show in Reno. Turns out Lonnie Earl has a thing for Candy, and when evidence of this starts to surface, things really start to heat up. Written by Anonymous

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What's a vacation without a few roadside attractions? See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

13 December 2002 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Acordar em Reno  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$108,930 (USA) (25 October 2002)


$261,603 (USA) (15 November 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were both at one time attached to star in this, but dropped out prior to filming. See more »


When Candy and Darlene are sitting at the makeup mirror in the hotel visiting, the strap on Darlene's left shoulder disappears and reappears several times. See more »


[first lines]
Darlene: You know, relationships can be a lot like a loaf of bread. At the beginning they're hot and fresh and you can always get a rise. But with time, if you don't knead them carefully, they grow old and stale. Now I know that life ain't no Easy Bake Oven. With the kids and my husband's job, it's almost as if we've forgotten to add the yeast. So I'm hoping the trip to Reno with our best friends, Candy & Roy, will be just what the doctor ordered.
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Spoofs The Waltons (1971) See more »


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Performed by Reba McEntire
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Very funny and intelligent movie
26 July 2003 | by (Baltimore) – See all my reviews

I am amazed that the average reviews given by web site participants is not much higher. I thought this movie was very funny. It was a comedy with a lot of intelligence and underlying honesty, not your typical mindless shtick, and *very* worth watching. I gave it an 8.

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