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The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

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... Pink
... Simone
... Michelle
... Pickford
... Slater
... Mike
... Tony
... Don
... Cynthia
Deena Martin ... Shavonne
... Jodi
... Benny
... Kaye
... Mitch
Mark Vandermeulen ... Tommy
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It's the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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It was the last day of school in 1976, a time they'd never forget... if only they could remember. See more »

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Rated R for pervasive, continuous teen drug and alcohol use and very strong language | See all certifications »

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10 February 1994 (Argentina)  »

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Rebeldes y confundidos  »

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$6,900,000 (estimated)

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$7,993,039
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Adam Goldberg (Mike) would go on to star alongside Marissa Ribisi's (Cynthia's) twin brother Giovanni in Saving Private Ryan (1998). See more »

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One girl's reference to "Madonna" is to the Medieval Catholic ideal, not the pop singer Madonna Ciccone who first appeared on the scene in the 1980s. See more »

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Jodi: Heard they got you pretty bad.
Mitch: Yeah.
Jodi: They just got Hersh too
Mitch: Was it bad?
Sabrina Davis: Yeah.
Mitch: Was it O'Bannion?
Sabrina Davis: I think so
Mitch: Man I hate that jerk!
Sabrina Davis: Hey I didn't know Jodi was you're big sister
Mitch: Oh, yeah
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Right Place, Wrong Time
Written by Dr. John (as Malcolm J. Rebennack)
Performed by Dr. John
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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What a great, great movie. If you want to know what being in High School in the mid 70's was like, rent this film. I grew up in the metro Manhattan area. We didn't have the freshman hazing, and few of us could afford the cars (although we sure knew about them and lusted after them), but the rest of this movie is so dead on about my experience of High School in the 70's that it's scary. Every character in the film corresponds with someone that I knew during that time. Yes, there was a lot of pot smoking, yes, obtaining beer was quite easy for underage kids...I used to buy it in bars when I was 16. We made pipes in shop class. We hung out and had parties at night, drove the streets drinking beers and smoking joints listening to the same music. There were no youth centers though. The girls that I knew were as beautiful, and also struggled to get into their jeans. They used pliers too, but they also put them on while they were wet to further get that skintight look. There was no HIV virus to worry about, Herpes was not a big thing then, the biggest worry was getting pregnant. Everyone was having sex... All of these facts also were no big deal. Most of my peers grew up just fine, and now are upstanding pillars of the community. Many today would like you to believe that this is an example of the road to ruin. It was an incredible great time. The film has interesting character development, with the same types I remember. Philosophers, heads (now called stoners), bullies and waifs. This is my American Graffiti and it is perfect. Waxing nostalgic? Perhaps, but anyone that didn't live through that time will sill love the dialog in this film, as it deals with the universal experience of that point in one's life. This is high school in the 70's. Check it out.


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