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Glory Daze (1995)

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With college graduation pending, the old gang tries to avoid the inevitability of breaking up and going forward with their lives.

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... Jack
... Rob
... Joanie
... Dennis
... Slosh
Vinnie DeRamus ... Mickey
... Dina (as Kristin Bauer)
... Chelsea
... Luther
... Stew
... Joanie's Mom
Tegan West ... Doc
... Rental Truck Guy
... Flunky
... Graduation Woman
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It's two days before graduation, and Jack is having serious doubts about the future. The old gang is breaking up - Rob is moving to L.A. with his girlfriend; Dennis is finishing his third degree and going to grad school in Michigan; Slosh has dropped out of school and stays drunk all the time; and Mickey, who still has a year of school to go, seems tired of the scene and wishes he had the guts to tell his friend Chelsea how he feels about her. As Jack looks out at his four years in Santa Cruz, he wonders if this isn't the best time of his life, and he wonders whether it might be a mistake to let it all go just because of graduation. As his pals also get glimpses of life after college, he decides he's not going to leave, that he's going to live his glory days a little longer. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Rated R for strong language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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27 September 1996 (USA)  »

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In the final scene, the road Jack is shown driving down to leave Santa Cruz is actually heading towards Santa Cruz. See more »

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Dennis: Preservation through destruction.
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References Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend (1992) See more »

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Runnin' On Go
Written by New Bomb Turks (as The New Bomb Turks)
Performed by New Bomb Turks (as The New Bomb Turks)
© 1984 Wacky Music
Courtesy of Crypt Records
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A better college movie than "Animal House"
15 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Ah, what a wonderful little gem "Glory Daze" is. Everyone extols the virtues of "Animal House," calling it the greatest college comedy ever, but for my generation of college students, I bet "Glory Daze" would be seen as a far better film (if only people would SEE it).

Ben Affleck is great in his portrayal of Jack, the ultimate purveyor of suburban angst. His scene with the jokester passing out graduation gowns is priceless, as is the confrontation on the bus with Brendan Fraser and Leah Remini. He gives a most memorable performance.

The best thing about "Glory Daze" is its honesty; even the tough, angry Jack breaks down when it comes to love. even he still seeks his "funny s**t". Give this one a chance; any college student should relate (especially those male ones who are free of the fraternity lifestyle).


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