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?
revealed that the heavy drug use in the film caused the delayed release. Grace and director Michael Dowse
wanted to "do something that felt like it was literally made in the '80s" and not a parody of that generation. Grace believed it wouldn't be the 80's without heavy cocaine use, so there was "real hesitation" on part of the studios. The film ended up sitting on the shelf until Ron Howard
and Brian Grazer
of Imagine Entertainment came to the rescue. According to Grace, they even ended up "putting stuff back" in the film, rather than having to cut. See more
In the Suncoast video store there is a copy of RAT. This film was released in 2000. 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.
Don't You Want Me
Written by Phil Oakey
, Adrian Wright, Jo Callis
Performed by Atomic Tom
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