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 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
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Bob Bosenbeck
Dan Albright ... Dave Hockner
Marc Clement Marc Clement ... Otis
Andrew Winton Andrew Winton ... Boy #1
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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. 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

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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

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Jim and Josie find time to remove their rollerskates and put their shoes back on before hiding in the dressing room, See more »

Quotes

Jim Dodge: I hope you don't take this the wrong way. I've had dreams about you.
Josie: You've had dreams about me?
Jim Dodge: [defensively:] Not recently.
[shaking his head]
Jim Dodge: I've had... dreams about you in the past.
[blowing that off:]
Jim Dodge: I've had dreams about entire cheerleading squads, don't get me wrong.
[laughs]
Jim Dodge: Kid's stuff, you know. How about you?
Josie: Do I dream? It's about all I do.
[...]
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Written and Performed by Mano Negra
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Cool Fun Movie!
30 May 2004 | by popnoff2001See all my reviews

Yea, I know this movie was not that good and the formula was well-worn but it was fun to watch for 2 reasons. Jennifer Connelly and the clothes and music. Jennifer was a heart-stopper as usual! I really couldn't see her attraction to Frank Whaley's character because he just seemed to dweebish!(80's term) I could see her more with the dark-haired thieve. But it did give the fantasy of the nerd getting the pretty girl some hope! All in all, it was a movie that was caught between eras! The years 1990-91 were sort of lost years where no one seemed to know what was next. Music was changing from the rock of the big hair style of Poison and GNR to the alternative sound of REM and none of the music in the movie sounded like neither. It was an experimental sound. The clothes seemed like the 80's but were trying to be something different. Of course we know what was on the horizon..Grunge! But this movie was the end of an era. It was released in 1991 but was probably made a year before that. It's one of those movies you will watch if you were a 20 something in the 80's and feel a nostalgic pang. I get it watching movies like Back to the Future and Breakfast Club, St; Elmos Fire..etc. So don't judge this flick to harshly. It's just filler but it does taste good! Especially Jennifer Connelly!


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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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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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