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SubUrbia (1996)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pony
... Sooze
... Tim
... Nazeer Choudhury
... Erica
... Jeff
Samia Shoaib ... Pakeesa Choudhury
... Bee-Bee (as Dina Spybey)
... Buff
Kitt Brophy ... Sooze's Mom
... Shopping Channel Host
Keith Preusse ... Officer Chip
Eric Park ... Officer Gary
William Martin Hayes ... Scuff
... George the Limo Driver
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Storyline

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

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Opening Weekend USA:

$69,365, 9 February 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$726,207
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Trivia

Marked the beginning of Nicky Katt and Giovanni Ribisi's working relationship. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: Nothing ever changes, man. Fifty years from now we're all gonna be dead. And there will be another group of people standing here drinking beer, eating pizza, bitching about the price of Oreos and they'll have no idea we were ever here and fifty years after those suckers will be dust and bones and there'll be all these generations of suckers, all trying to figure out what the fuck they're doing on this fucking planet and it'll all be full of shit. It's all so fucking futile.
Tim: If it's all so ...
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Peaceful Day
Written by Fletcher Dragge, Jason Thirsk, Jim Lindberg and Byron McMackin
Performed by Pennywise
Courtesy of Epitaph
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Too harsh for the masses...
23 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

If you like 90 minute movies (over the course which each character becomes a better person), characters with whom you can deeply sympathize, complete resolution of all conflicts, and happy endings, don't rent this. subUrbia is too harsh, too honest, and too painful.

Ribisi and Katt are amazing. Katt was great as the wisecracking "Stacy" in the movie The Limey, a role similar to his in subUrbia (Tim). Overall, the characters are too angry, poisonous, and disillusioned to be likeable. I didn't find this to be a bad thing, however.

Adding to the numbing ache of the movie is the fantastic score- Sonic Youth's droning guitars and a nihilistic soundtrack all add to the depression in Linklater/Begosian's Burnfield. Enjoy. Or not.


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