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Kicking and Screaming (1995)

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After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all... See full summary »

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Noah Baumbach

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Noah Baumbach (story), Bo Berkman (story) (as Oliver Berkman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hamilton ... Grover
Samuel Gould Samuel Gould ... Pete (as Sam Gould)
Catherine Kellner ... Gail
Jonathan Baumbach Jonathan Baumbach ... Professor
John Lehr ... Louis
Olivia d'Abo ... Jane
Peter Czernin Peter Czernin ... Lester
Carlos Jacott ... Otis
Chris Eigeman ... Max
Eric Stoltz ... Chet
Eliza Roberts ... Josselyn
Jason Wiles ... Skippy
Parker Posey ... Miami
Christopher Reed Christopher Reed ... Friedrich (as Chris Reed)
Noah Baumbach ... Danny
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Storyline

After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Anxiety loves company.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desmoi filias See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$704,543
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on Chet's comments in the first book club meeting with Otis, the book is "All the Pretty Horses" by Cormac McCarthy. The movie was released in 1995, and McCarthy's novel won the National Book Award in 1992. See more »

Goofs

At the airport, when Grover says, "Shit, I wish I hadn't seen that", his mark is clearly visible on the floor when he walks away. See more »

Quotes

Ike: Who would win? Freddy or Jason?
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References The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

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All in My Mind
Written by Freedy Johnston (as Freddy Johnson), Maxine Brown, and Leroy Kirkland
Performed by Maxine Brown
Courtesy of Highland Music
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The best of its kind
27 May 2000 | by drocta950See all my reviews

Kicking and Screaming is easily my favorite film. It is a funny and intelligent look at the identity crisis that follows graduation. A brilliant script lifts the film out of gen-x romantic comedy hell. First time director Noah Baumbach does the impossible by keeping such a talky film constantly moving. With more insight and heart than most movies, Baumbach has created something timeless. A must see for all who are scared about taking that next big step.


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