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My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)

| Comedy
It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Craig Hamann ...
Mickey Burnett
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Misty (as Crystal Shaw)
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Entertainment Magnate
Al Harrell ...
Clifford
Brenda Hillhouse ...
Wife
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Ex-Girlfriend
Stevo Polyi ...
Deejay
Alan Sanborn ...
Nutmeg, Radio Station Receptionist
Rich Turner ...
Oliver Brandon
Rowland Wafford ...
Lenny Otis
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It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.

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День рождения моего лучшего друга  »

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot on cheap B&W reversal film in order to keep the budget low. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Brandon: [coming out of Mickey's bathroom, covering his nose] Man, whoo! Talk about dropping a cheese bomb!
[sniff]
Oliver Brandon: I wouldn't go in there for about an hour if I was you.
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Connections

References Breathless (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Billy Boogie
Written by Johnny Burnette, Dorsey Burnette, George Hawkins and Al Mortimer
Performed by The Johnny Burnette Trio
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Not exactly GOOD - but interesting all the same
28 September 2003 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Based upon seeing what little footage remains of this movie, I don't think that the full-length version would have been a great movie. What's seen here is a jumble of different scenes that each advance the story very little. Tarantino clearly didn't yet have a full grasp of more proper ways to plot and execute a story. Still, despite this (and the very primative production values and acting), the footage is a fascinating cinematic document of sorts. The movie is full of ideas (and dialogue) that Tarantino later polished up and reused in other movies (primarily TRUE ROMANCE.) So while this is mostly amateur hour as a *movie*, it is very entertaining as a cinematic notebook.


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