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High Strung (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 8 January 1992 (USA)
An uptight, stay-at-home children's novelist has delusions indicating that something will happen to him at eight o'clock.

Director:

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 ... Game Show Host
Mark Eugene Roberts Mark Eugene Roberts ... Limo Driver
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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$718, 6 December 1992

Gross USA:

$904

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$904
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Co-stars Jim Carrey and Kirsten Dunst later co-starred again with one another in 2004's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 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: I was in Las Vegas, don't ask why. When I got pulled over by a cop for making a right-hand turn on a redlight. Prostitution is legal in Las Vegas, but I made the terrible mistake of doing a right-hand turn on a red light. I could've been having sex, on the hood of the car, in the middle of the intersection, no problem. I could probably avoid the ticket by telling the cop I was a pimp and was out for a late night collection, but then she would've asked to see my hat and I would've been stuck.
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Referenced in The Marvelous M Show: My Computer Is Evil!!! (2014) See more »

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Why is High Strung not all over the internet?
10 November 2004 | by hurricane_moserSee all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie, I almost sh*t my pants it was so funny! With all the crazy flash animations that I see on the internet nowadays, I'm surprised this movie isn't more widely known. There is a very limited amount of people I know who have even heard of Steve Oedekerk (genius). High Strung is one of those movies that got under-rated when it came out, but will be highly recognized in the future. I envision High Strung fans 20 years from now making a mecca to the movie theater for a grand reopening of High Strung, dressed as their favorite High Strung characters (like at the debut of a new Star Wars or LOTR movie). As soon as this movie is released on DVD, someone tell me.

"I killed the President."


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