A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.


Richard Linklater


Eric Bogosian (play), Eric Bogosian (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jayce Bartok ... Pony
Amie Carey ... Sooze
Nicky Katt ... Tim
Ajay Naidu ... Nazeer Choudhury
Parker Posey ... Erica
Giovanni Ribisi ... Jeff
Samia Shoaib Samia Shoaib ... Pakeesa Choudhury
Dina Spybey-Waters ... Bee-Bee (as Dina Spybey)
Steve Zahn ... Buff
Kitt Brophy Kitt Brophy ... Sooze's Mom
Jonn Cherico ... Shopping Channel Host
Keith Preusse Keith Preusse ... Officer Chip
Eric Park Eric Park ... Officer Gary
William Martin Hayes William Martin Hayes ... Scuff
Bill Wise ... George the Limo Driver


Five young losers spend their days and nights wasting their lives away, hanging out in parking lots and occasionally mentioning that they might want to make something of themselves... someday. On this particular night, they are visited by an old high school friend who has escaped their suburban town to become a pop star. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language including sex and drug references, teen drinking and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


First of back to back releases featuring both Giavanni Ribisi & Steve Zahn. The second being That Thing You Do (1996). See more »


Jeff: At least I admit that I don't know. I know that things are fucked up, beyond belief, and I have nothing original to say about it...
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely on location in Burnfield, USA (Burnfield was the fictional city.) See more »


Featured in Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) See more »


Does Your Hometown Care
Written and Performed by Superchunk
Courtesy of Merge Records
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User Reviews

Great film...
22 February 2005 | by kohl_cakedSee all my reviews

I consider this one of Giovanni Ribisi's greatest acting roles... because it is so real. The entire cast portrays this in the way that I think many 20-something-year-olds can relate. I know that when I had all of my friends watch it, they could see themselves in many of the characters. It showed us that we are not the only young adults, living in suburbia and our mother's houses... thinking about the things that we'll never do with our lives. Steve Zahn gave his usual comedic act, without taking away from the seriousness of the film. I believe that this is much easier to relate to than the earlier Dazed and Confused, because it shows the American Dream in action... that series of hopes that are easier said than done. What is wrong with us?

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Release Date:

3 July 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

SubUrbia See more »

Filming Locations:

Taylor, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,365, 9 February 1997

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1.85 : 1
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