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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
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 Roberts ... Limo Driver (as Mark Eugene Roberts)
Julie Araskog
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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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Trivia

Feature directorial debut for Roger Nygard. 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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References Password (1961) See more »

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Steve is a genius...
14 May 2003 | by madhater_da_killaSee all my reviews

Steve Oedekerk is a genius when it comes to well written comedies, so when I heard about high strung I nearly freaked out. Basically in this film, one of Steve's more independent workings, Thane Furrows, portrayed by Steve, stays locked in his apartment and bitches about stuff. The movie was fairly engaging and had a lot of good one liners but some of the rants that Oedekerk launches into are a little lame. The original comedy in this movie; especially Furrow's boss and his description of his job. Jim Carrey does play a small role in the film, death in particular, but he is a pivitol part of the plot and comes into a little more prominence in the end of the film. Also another noticable appearance on this film is Kirsten Dunst playing a small girl right after a scene with Thompas Wilson AKA Biff from Back To The Future... not that we really care but... for Carrey fans I wouldn't reccomend High Strung. Though many of you would enjoy it a great deal would be looking for a Jim Carrey movie and Oedekerk's style is to slowly paced for most Carrey fans.


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$718, 6 December 1992

Gross USA:

$904

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$904
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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