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High Strung (1992)

Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning, and, since pretty much everyone and everything annoys him, begins another day... See full summary »

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Roger Nygard
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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Oedekerk ... Thane Furrows
Thomas F. Wilson ... Al Dalby (as Tom Wilson)
Denise Crosby ... Melanie
Fred Willard ... Insurance Salesman
Jani Lane ... Vol
Kirsten Dunst ... Young Girl
Ed Williams Ed Williams ... Boss
Ivy Austin ... Contestant
Paul Ryan Paul Ryan ... Game Show Host
Mark Eugene Roberts Mark Eugene Roberts ... Limo Driver
Julie Araskog Julie Araskog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toni Sawyer ... Mother
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Storyline

Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning, and, since pretty much everyone and everything annoys him, begins another day of complaining to himself. However, the day proves to be much different than normal when Thane begins to recieve strange phone calls, letters, and voices in his head, all indicating that something will happen at 8 o'clock. As the day goes on, Thane rants and raves about the things that annoy him, as the clock slowly ticks closer and closer to his destiny Written by Anonymous

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The story of a guy with a few too many hang-ups.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for themes and mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pissed Off See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$950,000, 1 January 2012
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Has not been released on DVD or blu-ray format yet. See more »

Goofs

When Thayne is on the phone with Al, when he is in his office the time on the clock in Thaynes house is 8:45pm but when it shows Als clock it says 8:55pm. See more »

Quotes

Thane Furrows: Oh, you must be the tumor-like substance that lives upstairs.
Vol: I don't mind you pounding on my floor, man, but could you do it with a little rhythm 'cause you are really messing with my head.
Thane Furrows: Oh, I completely understand. We wouldn't want to clutter up that magnificent reservoir of thought.
Vol: Yeah. Let's check out the place.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Good fun, and very entertaining.
24 September 2001 | by Toronto2sec-1See all my reviews

A good presentation on the part of Steve Oedekerk.

The plot is basically about one Thane Furrows, A very up-tight, mean and sarcastic guy. Who hangs around his apartment all the time. It follows the plot of him speaking right to the camera, about his everyday life, which everything he talks about, he hates. Some sequences involve Jim Carrey playing Death. Which is hilarious. It also involves his friend Al and his Boss. Who don't see the camera as he does.

Out of 10 I'd give it what is already explained. 7.2.


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