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Career Opportunities (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 29 March 1991 (USA)
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Jim is the dorky son of a local cement contractor who lives at home and has no direction. Josie is the gorgeous daughter of a wealthy businessman who dreams of leaving town. They find they have a lot in common.

Director:

Bryan Gordon

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Whaley ... Jim Dodge
Jennifer Connelly ... Josie McClellan
Dermot Mulroney ... Nestor Pyle
Kieran Mulroney ... Gil Kinney
John M. Jackson ... Bud Dodge
Jenny O'Hara ... Dotty Dodge
Noble Willingham ... Roger Roy McClellan
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Penny Dodge
Reid Binion Reid Binion ... Cal Dodge
Barry Corbin ... Officer Don
Denise Galik ... Lorraine (as Denise Galik-Furey)
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Bob Bosenbeck
Dan Albright ... Dave Hockner
Marc Clement Marc Clement ... Otis
Andrew Winton Andrew Winton ... Boy #1
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Storyline

Jim is the dorky son of a local cement contractor who lives at home and has no direction. Josie is the gorgeous daughter of a wealthy businessman who dreams of leaving town. When Jim is locked inside a Target store on his first night as the overnight janitor, he discovers Josie, who fell asleep while contemplating shoplifting. Now locked in together, the pair learns they have a lot in common. Little do they know that two petty criminals are on the lam and looking for a place to hide. Written by <TSPAJB@Lure.LaTrobe.edu.au>

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Maximum comedy at minimum wage! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The German title "Kevins Cousin allein im Supermarkt" references to "Home Alone" (1990) and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), which were all written and produced by John Hughes. See more »

Goofs

While walking at gunpoint between the electronics department and the snack bar, Josie finds time to put on a bra. See more »

Quotes

Josie: And you're happy, you know, you're happy.
Jim Dodge: I'm not happy. I'm working nights, everybody thinks I'm a liar, my whole family's laughing at me... Reverend Harwell gave me the finger last week!
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References Modern Times (1936) See more »

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Nothing On My Mind
Written by Tim Brinkhurst
Performed by Soho
Courtesy of Atco Records
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Hughes worst ever
20 July 1999 | by mcfly-31See all my reviews

Oh John Hughes, my favorite writer. Trying here to return to teen territory with this tale of a night clean up boy at a Target. The guy stumbles into a girl hiding inside and the two have some harmless fun till a couple of robbers show up (sound familiar). There are maybe 2 or 3 laughs in this movie, but many of the 81 minutes majorly suck. Hughes great insights from the 80s are absent here, and Whaley just comes across dull. Conellys gorgeous yes, which is the only thing to keep male viewers going with all that cleavage, but others will doze off. Thought Id never say it, but Hughes has delivered his worst here. Ick.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Wild Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,024,800, 31 March 1991

Gross USA:

$11,336,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,336,986
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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