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High Strung (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 8 January 1992 (USA)
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 ... 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.

Genres:

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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Runtime:

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: He kept sayin', "Pick a card man! Pick a card! Can't discard, ya gotta take one!"
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Connections

References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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I am sorry that this film has gotten a bad rap.
14 February 2001 | by criggarSee all my reviews

I can not believe that this film has received so many poor votes. It is just insane. Honestly, if you have ever complained about something, and you thought that your complaint was legitimate, then see this film. You will be rolling on the ground, especially if you find complanatory statements to be amusing. (Warning: This film is a great cult film, only for those who can truly find humor in the truth.) See it, and see what I mean.


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