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Splinterheads (2009)

R | | Comedy | 2 October 2009 (USA)
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When a traveling carnival comes to a small town, a lifelong slacker meets the girl of his dreams (Rachael Taylor) and wakes up to the life he has yet to begin living.



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When a traveling carnival comes to a small town, a lifelong slacker meets the girl of his dreams (Rachael Taylor) and wakes up to the life he has yet to begin living.

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Life is full of attractions.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kolotočáři  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,515, 8 November 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,392, 15 November 2009
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After Galaxy has been swimming in the splashdown scene, the ink of her ostensibly permanent tattoo is beginning to run, darkening the surrounding area on her arm. See more »


[first lines]
Justin Frost: [to imaginary adversaries] Easy everybody. Don't get hurt.
[karate cry]
Justin Frost: You, come here.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Written by Nick Feldman, Jack Hues, Péter Wolf (as Peter Wolf)
Performed by Wang Chung
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group, Inc.
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Hilarious without being too cliché.
9 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

Excellent. The plot had some unique qualities. The humour is that typical late teens/early twenties, some slapstick, some fantastic low-brow. I enjoyed Splinterheads quite a bit. I laughed out loud quite a few times, despite watching the movie alone.

I think what surprised me most was that the lesser known actors/actresses and those that have been out of the game for awhile (i.e. Lea Thompson) did a great job, as did Christopher McDonald. Thomas Middleditch is perfect for the role, and I look forward to seeing him more future projects.

Racheal Taylor also great as the object of Middleditch's interest. Eye candy, while playing the role of Galaxy well.

If you're looking for a fun date movie or a good laugh, this one is a great way to spend 90 minutes. If you can't enjoy this type of comedy, it's probably not your thing.

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