Take Me Home Tonight (2011) Poster


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Topher Grace 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.
The movie took 4 years to be released.
Being a big fan of The Terminator (1984) and Aliens (1986), Topher Grace personally called Michael Biehn and offered him the role of his father.
Anna Faris who plays Wendy is married to Chris Pratt who plays Kyle.
Despite being named after it, the song "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money isn't heard at any point in the film. (It does however play in the film's theatrical trailer and on the DVD menu.)
Early titles were "Young Americans" and "Kids in America".


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The number Tori gives Matt at the end of the film, 818-404-7327, is an out IOC service number to NBC/Universal studios.

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