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SubUrbia (1996)

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

Director:

Richard Linklater

Writers:

Eric Bogosian (play), Eric Bogosian (screenplay)

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Cast

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
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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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Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Taylor, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,365, 9 February 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$726,207
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Zahn and Samia Shoaib are the two cast members who were featured in the original run of Eric Bogosian's play as well as the movie. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

NWO
Written by Al Jourgensen (as Alain Jourgensen) and Paul Barker
Performed by Ministry
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc. by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Really Enjoyable Movie
11 April 2006 | by Monster-17See all my reviews

If "Dazed and Confused" was the 'high' then "SubUrbia" if most definitely the 'down'. It's basically the flipside of "Dazed and Confused", where youthful hedonism has been replaced by 20-something boredom. It's a post-college movie where characters have found themselves unfulfilled in every capacity. It's a pack mentality, where you hang-out with the same gang from high school only to find you've out grown each other and resent one another's ambitions because you know you yourself lack the impetus to do anything constructive with your life. These characters are losers in every respect, clinging on to their high school way of life, reluctant to take initiative and move on. They constantly put each other down, bicker and make efforts to humiliate, yet the depressing thing is they have no one but each other. This is a quality film that remains one of Linklater's most under appreciated efforts. No one has the ability to present young characters with the insight, skill and craft Lanklater possesses. He is truly one of America's finest filmmakers working today and "SubUrbia" is a great film that still holds up.


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