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Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 July 1995 (USA)
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A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

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Amy Heckerling

Writer:

Amy Heckerling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Silverstone ... Cher
Stacey Dash ... Dionne
Brittany Murphy ... Tai
Paul Rudd ... Josh
Donald Faison ... Murray
Elisa Donovan ... Amber
Breckin Meyer ... Travis
Jeremy Sisto ... Elton
Dan Hedaya ... Mel Horowitz
Aida Linares Aida Linares ... Lucy
Wallace Shawn ... Mr. Wendell Hall
Twink Caplan ... Miss Toby Geist
Justin Walker ... Christian
Sabastian Rashidi Sabastian Rashidi ... Paroudasm
Herb Hall Herb Hall ... Principal
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Storyline

Cher, a high school student in Beverly Hills, must survive the ups and downs of adolescent life. Her external demeanor at first seems superficial, but rather it hides her wit, charm, and intelligence which help her to deal with relationships, friends, family, school, and the all-important teenage social life. Written by Michael Kaminsky <kaminsky@ucsee.eecs.berkeley.edu>

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Taglines:

Sex. Clothes. Popularity. Whatever. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue and some teen use of alcohol and drugs | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Was a Teenage Teenager See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,612,443, 23 July 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,631,572

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,700,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Amy Heckerling met with Alicia Witt, Reese Witherspoon, Keri Russell, and Tiffani Thiessen for the role of Cher. Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow were both considered for the role, but neither auditioned. Ben Affleck and Zach Braff both auditioned for Josh. Seth Green auditioned for Travis. Alanna Ubach auditioned for Tai. Terrence Howard auditioned for Murray, while Dave Chappelle also met with Heckerling to discuss the role. Jamie Walters auditioned for Christian. Sarah Michelle Gellar was offered the role of Amber, but had to turn it down when her soap opera All My Children (1970) refused to allow her time away. Jerry Orbach was offered the role of Mel Horowitz, but similarly could not get time away from his show, Law & Order (1990), while Harvey Keitel was deemed too expensive to be cast in the part. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, Cher gets upset after flunking her drivers test & storms out. She walks along until she sees a clothing store, and purchases clothing. But she clearly left the house with no purse & wearing a mini dress. How did she pay for the clothes? See more »

Quotes

Cher: Dionne and I were both named after famous singers of the past, who now do infomercials.
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Other than the Paramount Pictures logo and the movie's title, there are no opening credits. See more »

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BUNS OF STEEL 3
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A refreshing change from the John Hughes/"Breakfast Club" generation
23 December 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

A silky-smooth, vanilla-coated pleasure about matchmaking in modern-day high school. Far from the insufferable smugness of all those '80s teen-flicks, "Clueless" is bright--in both senses of the word--clever, funny, fanciful and yet grounded in reality (a rich one). Alicia Silverstone is adorable, but the supporting cast is affable and seemingly carefully-picked (they all get their share of funny lines and star-making scenes, particularly Dan Hedaya, superb as Silverstone's father). Seems more inspired by Jane Austen's "Emma" than based upon it, with a few mean-spirited lines but plenty of lightly innocent laugh-getters. *** from ****


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