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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.

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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 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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He took the job that no one wanted...and got the girl that everyone did. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Gross USA:

$11,336,986
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The second of two John Hughes produced films that Composer Thomas Newman wrote the score for. The other was "The Great Outdoors" in 1988 which was released a year before this film would go into production. See more »

Goofs

After Jim counts the $52,000 he goes to smell the money, which reveals the bottom bills are $1 bills, not $100. See more »

Quotes

Jim Dodge: [to himself] She's so beautiful. And I'm the town liar.
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Soundtracks

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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Jennifer Connelly in Tank Top is a Sight to See
28 February 2001 | by eibon09See all my reviews

A stupid film written by John Hughes that rehashes many ideas from his best teen comedies from the 1980s. One thing I don't like about this film the Home Aloneish element of the film that doesn't belong here. Career Opportunities(1991) is about a constant liar who is one day stuck during work at night with the most beautiful girl in town. The best scenes are when the two people let out their emotions. Frank Whaley is barely passable as Jim Dodge.

Jennifer Connelly gives a performance as the unhappy rich young woman named Josie McClellan in a film that is unworthy of such a brilliant performance. I really enjoyed the scenes that included John Candy and wish there were more scenes with him. One thing I know is that if I was stuck in a closed place with a woman as gorgeous as Jennifer Connelly I would be ecstatic. For anyone who wants to see Career Opportunities just to see Jennifer Connelly glide and walk around in a tank top than go for it. For anyone else who wants to see the movie itself then don't bother.


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