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My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Craig Hamann ...
Mickey Burnett
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Crystal Shaw ...
Misty
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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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Co-cinematographer Roger Avary later said of the film, "Had we ever finished the film it would have looked something like a sloppy version of She's Gotta Have It (1986); a miracle considering the budget. Contrary to legend, the rest of the film was not 'lost in a lab fire'. It was simply never finished due to loss of steam." 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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References The Embalmer (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballroom Blitz
(1974)
Music by Michael Chapman
Lyrics by Nicolas Chinn (as Nicky Chinn)
Published by Chinnichap Music/BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Sweet
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Not bad for a first attempt.
4 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Tarantino is the man! The movie is watchable (surprising for how old it is), obviously its lacking the polish (both script and video) of his later movies but who cares. This movie probably cost him the price of a six pack and it shows. Whats great about it, is that it shows this generations greatest director in his youth giving this whole "movie" thing a shot. In that respect this movie really succeeds. It's one of those things that you watch and then say "Hey I could do that... why arn't I doing that?". Really cool to know that this guy started with this... offbeat... film and then went on to direct the Pulpiest of Fiction (hands down, best film ever). The best part of this movie is not the script, directing or acting. The BEST part of this movie is that it has inspired me to get going on a film of my own.

Thanks QT No time like the present.


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