It's the late 1980s, when Wall Street is riding high, and it seems as if the entire country is cashing in on the bumper profits. Disgusted with the materialism that surrounds him, Matt Franklin, a brilliant young MIT graduate, has walked out on his well-paid position at a local lab and taken a low-level job as a video clerk, much to his father Bill's consternation. And the crises keep piling up in Matt's life. His best buddy Barry has just gotten fired from his job, his brainy sister Wendy is getting hitched to her vapid boyfriend Kyle, and the gorgeous Tori Frederking, long-time object of Matt's unattainable adoration, is suddenly back in the picture. Now, on one wild, woolly and irresponsible evening, everything is coming to a head, with explosive results. Written by
Best. Night. Ever.
4 March 2011 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Kids in America
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Opening Weekend: $3,464,679
(4 March 2011)
(15 April 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Topher Grace's character was a graduate of Shermer High School, the same name as the high school in the 80's classics "Weird Science", "The Breakfast Club", "Pretty in Pink", "Sixteen Candles", Ferris Bueller's Day Off" & "National Lampoon's Vacation." See more
In the video store scene at the beginning, as Matt is about to re-enter as a customer, there are two woman walking past. One is wearing jeans, a purple top and holding a red purse, the other is wearing khaki pants and a pink top. They walk by before Matt enters and disappear from the frame. They walk by a second time as he enters the store. See more
I'm... I'm just messed up, OK? I don't know what I want to do. And I'm sorry I'm such a fucking failure!
You haven't really failed, son, because you haven't really tried to succeed. So don't credit yourself as a failure. You're worse than that.
I just can't figure it out, Dad.
Don't cry like that in jail, son.
Written by Louis Gutierrez, Michael Mariano, Michael Quercio
Performed by The Three O'Clock
Courtesy of Frontier Records See more