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Waking Up in Reno (2002)

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

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Cast

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Darlene Dodd
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Doc Tuley
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Lonnie Earl Dodd
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Lonnie Earl III
Galvin Chapman ...
Lane Dodd
Kelsey Chapman ...
Lacy Dodd
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June
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Fred Bush
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Russell Whitehead
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Boyd
Aszue Wilson ...
Mini-Mart Cashier
Hody Porterfield ...
Hodie at the Big Texan
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Waitress at Big Texan
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Storyline

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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This outrageous road trip really heats up! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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13 December 2002 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Acordar em Reno  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$108,930 (USA) (27 October 2002)

Gross:

$267,109 (USA) (21 November 2002)
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Trivia

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were attached to star in this, but dropped out prior to filming. See more »

Goofs

When the group begins driving from Arkansas to Reno, they are seen near an exit sign for De Valls Bluff and Biscoe, Arkansas. This exit sign is on I-40 east almost halfway between Little Rock and Memphis, thus they were heading in the wrong direction for Reno. See more »

Quotes

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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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Connections

Features Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

The Tequila Don't Kill Her
Written by Jai Josefs
Performed by Tim Buppert and the Nashville Six
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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all said and done, I had a great time with Waking Up In Reno.
11 April 2003 | by (Kimberling City, MO.) – See all my reviews

I waited on this one for a long time and now that I've finally seen it, I'm happy to say that it was worth the wait. While you may have to be from the South to fully appreciate the humor, I think it's enjoyable enough for just about anyone. I went in expecting light-hearted fun and I got just that. I loved all of the characters and found myself wishing that I was riding with them in that red SUV sipping a Pabst. Good to see Patrick Swayze again and Billy Bob really should do more comedies. Charlize Theron's accent was very convincing as was Natasha Richardson's. Well worth a watch (or six) and I will be buying the DVD.

"I was thinking about going down to the lobby and teasing that rattlesnake."-Lonnie Earl


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