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A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

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Should Have Stayed at Bus Station
Rudy Basquez ...
Taxi Driver
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Roadkill
Jan Hockey ...
Jogger
Stephan Hockey ...
Running Late
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Hit-and-Run Son
Samuel Dietert ...
Grocery Grabber of Death's Bounty
Bob Boyd ...
Officer Bozzio
Terrence Kirk ...
Officer Love
Keith McCormack ...
Street Musician
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Walking to Coffee Shop
Dan Kratochvil ...
Espresso Czar / Masonic Malcontent
Maris Strautmanis ...
Giant Cappuccino
Brecht Andersch ...
Dostoyevsky Wannabe
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Looking for Missing Friend (as Tom Pallotta)
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Been on the Moon Since the 50's (as Jerry Deloney)
Heather West ...
Tura Satana Look-Alike
John Spath ...
Co-op Guy
Ron Marks ...
Bush Basher
Daniel Dugan ...
Comb Game Player
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Sadistic Comb Game Player
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Ultimate Loser
Stella Weir ...
Stephanie from Dallas
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Pap Smear Pusher
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T-Shirt Terrorist
Greg Wilson ...
Anti-Traveller
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Wants to Leave Country (as Debbie Pastor)
Gina Lalli ...
Sidewalk Psychic
Sharon Roos ...
Devoted Follower
Frank Orrall ...
Happy-Go-Lucky Guy
Skip Fulton Jr. ...
Two for One Special
Abra Moore ...
Has Change
Lori Capp ...
Traumatized Yacht Owner
Gus Vayas ...
Cranky Cook
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Paranoid Paper Reader
Don Stroud ...
Recluse in Bathrobe
Janelle Coolich ...
Shut-in Girlfriend
Aleister Barron ...
Peeping Kid
Albans Benchoff ...
Coke Machine Robber
Nigel Benchoff ...
Budding Capitalist Youth
Zara Barron ...
Coke Heist Accomplice
Kevin Whitley ...
Jilted Boyfriend
Steven Anderson ...
Guy Who Tosses Typewriter
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Based on Authoritative Sources
Sarah Harmon ...
Has Faith in Groups
David Haymond ...
Street Dweller
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'Conspiracy A-Go-Go' Author
Scott Van Horn ...
Nova
Lee Daniel ...
GTO
Charles Gunning ...
Hitchhiker Awaiting 'True Call'
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Video Interviewer
Luke Savisky ...
Video Cameraman
Meg Brennan ...
Sitting at Cafe
Phillip Hostak ...
Hit Up for Cigarettes
D. Angus MacDonald ...
Video Playing Store Security
Shelly Kristaponis ...
Shoplifter
Louis Mackey ...
Old Anarchist
Kathy McCarty ...
Anarchist's Daughter
Michael Laird ...
Burglar
Jack Meredith ...
Get-Away Accomplice
Clark Walker ...
Cadillac Crook (as Clark Lee Walker)
Kalman Spelletich ...
Video Backpacker (as Kalman Spellitich)
Siqgouri Wilkovich ...
Slapping Boyfriend
John Hawkins ...
Choking Girlfriend
Scott Rhodes ...
Disguntled Grad Student
D. Montgomery ...
Having a Breakthrough Day (as Denise Montgomery)
Mimi Vitetta ...
Teacup Sculpter
Susannah Simone ...
Working on Same Painting
Bruce Hughes ...
Card Playing Waiter
Keith Fletcher ...
Cafe Card Player #1
Eric Buehlman ...
Cafe Card Player #2
R. Malice ...
Scooby Doo Philosopher
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Papa Smurf
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Questions Happiness
Annick Souhami ...
Has Conquered Fear of Rejection
Regina Garza ...
Smoking Writer
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S-T-E-V-E with a Van
Eric Lord ...
Doorman at Club
Kelly Linn ...
Bike Rider with Nice Shoes
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Cousin from Greece (as Rachael Reinhardt)
Stewart Bennet ...
Sitting on Ledge
Kevin Thomson ...
Handstamping Arm Licker
Nick Maffei ...
Pixl-Visionary
Nolan Morrison ...
To Be Buried by History
Kyle Rosenblad ...
Going to Catch a Show
Ed Hall ...
Band Playing at Club
Lucinda Scott ...
Dairy Queen Photographer
Wammo ...
Anti-Artist
Marianne Hyatt ...
Late Night Pick-Up
Gary Price ...
Watching Early Morning TV
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Old Man Recording Thoughts
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Post-Modern Paul Revere (as Kendal Smith)
Sean Coffey ...
Super 8 Cameraman
Jennifer Carroll ...
All-Night Partier
Charlotte Norris ...
Convertible Driver
Patrice Sullivan ...
Day Tripper
Greg Ward ...
Tosses Camera Off Cliff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Enright ...
Bicyclist (uncredited)
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Club Owner (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Richard Linklater

Written by

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Richard Linklater ... (writer)

Produced by

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Richard Linklater ... producer

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Lee Daniel ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Scott Rhodes

Editorial Department

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Omar Godinez ... telecine colorist
Bob Rogers ... negative cutter
Dave Pultz ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Anne Walker-McBay

Production Design by

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Deborah Pastor ... (uncredited)

Production Management

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Anne Walker-McBay ... production manager

Art Department

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Ron Marks ... graphics
D. Montgomery ... art department (as Denise Montgomery)
Deborah Pastor ... art department (as Debbie Pastor)

Sound Department

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D. Montgomery ... sound (as Denise Montgomery)
Bruce Murphy ... sound stereo consultant
Fred Remmert ... post-production sound engineer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Abby Antweil ... grip (as Abbey Antweil)
Scott Conn ... key grip
Carlos Omar Guerra ... grip (as Carlos Guerra)
Dennis Reynolds ... grip
Scott Rhodes ... grip
John Spath ... grip
Clark Walker ... assistant camera / dolly grip
Ralph Watson ... Steadicam operator
Tracey Holman Weaver ... grip (as Tracy Weaver)
Clark Walker ... pixelvision camera opertator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Meg Brennan ... script supervisor
Katie Cokinos ... promotion/publicity
Clay Daniel ... production assistant
Ethan Dunn ... production assistant
Kerthy Fix ... production assistant (as Kerthy Hearn)
Dan Kratochvil ... production assistant (as Daniel Kratochvil)
Anthony Martin ... production assistant
Jack Meredith ... additional text
Noel Mitchell ... production assistant
Tommy Pallotta ... production assistant (as Tom Pallotta)
Michael Rigby ... production assistant
Charles Self ... production assistant (as Charles W. Self)
Susannah Simone ... production assistant
Laura Tabor-Huerta ... production assistant (as Laura Tabor)
Joseph T. Walker ... production assistant (as Todd Walker)
John Pierson ... producer's representative (uncredited)

Thanks

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Caroline Adams ... special thanks
Max Addison ... special thanks
Paul Agemerien ... special thanks
Hans Alehag ... special thanks
Karen Arikian ... special thanks
B.J. Armstrong ... special thanks
Norm Ballinger ... special thanks
Renee Barron ... special thanks
Barbara Baruch ... special thanks
Jim Berry ... special thanks
Rebekah Bogage ... special thanks
David Chan ... special thanks
Mark Coffey ... thanks
Maxi Cohen ... special thanks
Gregory Cundiff ... special thanks (as Greg Cundiff)
Bill Daniel ... special thanks
Iris Davis ... special thanks
Jerry Defrese ... special thanks
Michael Diaz ... special thanks
Werner Dütsch ... special thanks (as Werner Dutsch)
David Ferrer ... special thanks
Steve Fitch ... special thanks
John R. French ... special thanks (as John French)
Arlene Garfield ... special thanks
Bud George ... special thanks
Joey Grundel ... special thanks
Robert 'Mo' Harry ... special thanks
Vance Holmes ... special thanks
Jeff Hoppenstein ... special thanks
Vincent Hostak ... special thanks (as Vince Hostak)
Don Howard ... special thanks
Clay Hunn ... special thanks
Schuyler Hupp ... special thanks (as Schyler Hupp)
Robert Jacks ... special thanks
Marie Javins ... special thanks
Steve Jones ... special thanks
Nick Joost ... special thanks
Tim Kerr ... special thanks
Ted Kilian ... special thanks
Tom King ... special thanks
Richard Kooris ... special thanks
Charles Krieger ... special thanks
Jay Krieger ... special thanks
Claire LaVay ... special thanks
Mona Lee Fultz ... special thanks (as Mona Lee)
Carol Lewellen ... special thanks
Charles Linklater ... special thanks
Diane Linklater ... special thanks
Jacque Linklater ... special thanks
Patricia Linklater ... special thanks
Brian Locklin ... special thanks
Jennifer McCauley Logue ... special thanks (as Jennifer McCauley)
Robert Lowe ... special thanks
Darryl Macdonald ... special thanks
Karol Martesko ... special thanks
Jason Martin ... special thanks
Nan Meltzer ... special thanks
Rachael Moeller ... special thanks
Shirley Montgomery ... special thanks
Sid Moody ... special thanks
Penny Moran ... special thanks
George Morris ... in memory of
Sheilah Murthy ... special thanks
Chale Nafus ... special thanks
Molly Omelchuck ... special thanks
Tomas Pantin ... special thanks
Jamie Panzer ... special thanks
Ron Parks ... special thanks
Roger Parthasarathy ... special thanks
Susan Parthasarathy ... special thanks
Tonie Perensky ... special thanks (as Tony Perenski)
Kari Perkins ... special thanks
Jeff Phillips ... special thanks
John Pierson ... special thanks
Steve Poe ... special thanks
Jonny Pray ... special thanks
Gary Price ... special thanks
Lisa Qualls ... special thanks
Charles Ramirez-Berg ... special thanks (as Charles Berg)
Ulla Rapp ... special thanks
Nancy Raveling ... special thanks
David Ray ... special thanks
John Ridenour ... special thanks
Edwin Roed ... special thanks (as Edwin Reed)
Karen Rupert ... special thanks
Steve Samuels ... special thanks
Thomas Selsley ... special thanks
Ferrell A. Shinnick ... special thanks (as Ferrel Schinnick)
Art Silver ... special thanks
Jeff Smith ... special thanks
Kim Spears ... special thanks
Robin Stanton ... special thanks
Newman P. Stribling ... special thanks
Evelyn Talmadge ... special thanks
Randy Turner ... special thanks
Scott Van Horn ... special thanks
Nicholas Vroman ... special thanks
Joseph T. Walker ... special thanks (as Todd Walker)
Ray Washam ... special thanks
Steve Wertheimer ... special thanks
Britt Wilson ... special thanks
Jim Wilson ... special thanks
Barbara Zimmermann ... special thanks (as Barbara Zimmerman)

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Plot Summary

Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some manner just don't fit into the establishment norms, move seamlessly from one scene to the next, randomly coming and going into one another's lives. Highlights include a UFO buff who adamantly insists that the U.S. has been on the moon since the 1950s, a woman who produces a glass slide purportedly of Madonna's pap smear, and an old anarchist who sympathetically shares his philosophy of life with a robber. Written by Rick Gregory

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Also Known As
  • Richard Linklater's Slacker (United States)
  • Rumtreiber (Germany)
  • Бездельник (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Uyusuk (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Henyék (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Budget $23,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $24,307, 05 Jul 1991

Did You Know?

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Trivia Was the movie that directly inspired Kevin Smith to become a filmmaker; inspired the movie Clerks (1994). See more »
Goofs In the dialog between the Ultimate Loser and Stephanie from Dallas (just before the Madonna-Papsmear-Girl arrives) you can briefly see a microphone coming from the top. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in V.I. Warshawski/Trust/Life Stinks/Mobsters/Slacker (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Disturbed Young Man (With a Tan) See more »
Crazy Credits At the end of the credits, the usual disclaimer is replaced with: "This story was based on fact. Any similiarity with fictional events or characters is entirely coincidental." See more »
Quotes Old Man: When young, we mourn for one woman... as we grow old, for women in general. The tragedy of life is that man is never free yet strives for what he can never be. The thing most ferared in secret always happens. My life, my loves, where are they now? But the more the pain grows, the more this instinct for life somehow asserts itself. The necessary beauty in life is in giving yourself to it completely. Only later will it clarify itself and become coherent.
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