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Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

R | | Comedy | 25 April 1997 (USA)
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Two dim-witted, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates.

Director:

David Mirkin

Writers:

Robin Schiff (play), Robin Schiff (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mira Sorvino ... Romy White
Lisa Kudrow ... Michele Weinberger
Janeane Garofalo ... Heather Mooney
Alan Cumming ... Sandy Frink
Julia Campbell ... Christie Masters
Mia Cottet ... Cheryl Quick
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Kelly Possenger (as Kristin Bauer)
Elaine Hendrix ... Lisa Luder
Vincent Ventresca ... Billy Christianson
Camryn Manheim ... Toby Walters
Justin Theroux ... Cowboy
Jacob Vargas ... Ramon
Tami-Adrian George ... Receptionist at 'Singled Out'
Neil Dickson ... Boutique Manager
E.J. Callahan ... Mr. Lish
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Storyline

Romy and Michele have been through it all, including being tortured by the Popular crowd when in high school. When they receive word of a 10 year reunion, they come to realize their lives aren't as impressive as they'd like them to be. Instead of staying home they go to the reunion with business outfits, cell phones, and one heck of a bogus success story. Written by Movie Guy-27

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Taglines:

A Comedy of Blonders. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romy y Michele See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,429,406, 27 April 1997

Gross USA:

$29,235,353

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,235,353
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sandy's arrival and exit at the reunion in a helicopter is a reference to Don Simpson's. Simpson once felt compelled to arrive to his twentieth reunion in his helicopter with two Playboy Playmates (or Penthouse Pets depending on source), showed his face there for 30 minutes and left with them. See more »

Goofs

When they set off for the reunion in the borrowed Jag, the song on the car stereo ("Footloose" - Kenny Loggins) doesn't resume from where it left off when the car stopped the last time. See more »

Quotes

Romy: Michelle and I have this high school reunion to go to, and we need to show up in a really cool car.
Ramon: Yeah?
Romy: Todd told me he gave you a really great deal on a convertible and that you were fixing it up.
Ramon: Yeah?
Romy: So... can I borrow your car?
Ramon: Well, if I loan you my car, what do I get?
Romy: Uh... what do you want?
Ramon: [looks her up and down] Oh, Romy... you know what I want.
Romy: Forget it! I'm not going to have sex with you just to borrow your stupid car!
Ramon: I gotta get something!
[...]
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema version (rated 12) removes all profanity and inserts inoffensive replacements, along with removing some sexual references:
  • [Reel 1] Heather telling Toby to "fuck off" is replaced with "bug off".
  • [Reel 2] Same as the first cut (when Toby interrupts Heather and Sandy at the prom).
  • Heather asking Clarence "Why don't you go fuck a sheep..." is replaced with "wed a sheep".
  • [Reel 3] When Ramon asks Romy for a favour at the car dealership, the second half of their fake sex dialogue is cut. "Man stallion, fill me with your giant love wand" up to and including "Oh Ramon, your penis is so powerful, I'm coming" is removed.
  • [Reel 4] Heather telling Toby to "fuck off" after being asked for a name tag is removed.
  • Heather's line "I already asked Toby dumb-fuck" is replaced with "dumb-butt".
  • [Reel 5] Romy's line "Now we're just a fucking joke" is replaced with "stupid joke" (this cut persists in the American video version).
  • Romy telling Christy "We don't give a flying fuck what you think" is replaced with "flying frog".
  • Toby telling Heather "And please don't tell me to fuck off" is replaced with "bug off".
  • Heather telling Clarence "If you fuck with me, in any way..." is replaced with "mess with me".
All UK video versions are uncut and rated 15. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Josie and the Pussycats (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Footloose
Written by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This movie reminds me of how old I am now..
29 November 2004 | by aurelie_ledoyenSee all my reviews

Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Jeanne Garafolo, "lingerie" dresses, No Doubt, all stuff I remember with a sort of fondness from the 90's.

Then I think, damn, am I getting old? I mean, sure the Spice Girls aren't popular anymore. but they're at least covered in the news sometimes, right? And girl

power is still cool.....¡¡¡RIGHT??!!

In all seriousness this film was cool and didn't spend every five minutes of the film making the characters do something more "likeable" for you..it didn't care and just went for it. This made me wanna watch Clueless again..even

SheDevil... hell, even the B-rated 90s movies are better than the best ones out today.


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