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Outside Providence (1999)

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After one too many run ins with the law, a punk teenager from a working class background is sent to prep school by his frustrated dad, and learns a thing or two.

Director:

Michael Corrente

Writers:

Peter Farrelly (screenplay), Michael Corrente (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Hatosy ... Tim Dunphy
Tommy Bone Tommy Bone ... Jackie Dunphy
Samantha Lavigne Samantha Lavigne ... 'Clops'
Jonathan Brandis ... Mousy
Adam LaVorgna ... Tommy the Wire (as Adam Lavorgna)
Jesse Leach ... Decenz
Jon Abrahams ... Drugs Delaney
Alec Baldwin ... Old Man Dunphy
Richard Jenkins ... Barney
Mike Cerrone ... Caveech
George Wendt ... Joey
Robert Turano ... Fran
Kristen Shorten Kristen Shorten ... Bunny Cote
Timothy Crowe Timothy Crowe ... Mr. Funderburk (as Tim Crowe)
Gabriel Mann ... Jack Wheeler
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Storyline

A boy from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, caught up in the drug scene of the mid-70s, gets in trouble one too many times with the law. To stave off a jail term, his father arranges for him to be placed into a prep school in Cornwall, Connecticut. The terms: Graduate, or else. Written by Matt Cotnoir <theman@ids.net>

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Taglines:

There once was a boy from Pawtucket... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive teen drug use and strong language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anexigiti pronoia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,370,662, 5 September 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,292,175, 10 October 1999
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Miramax, Eagle Beach See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The President's office at Brown University is actually the old office for the Dean of Admissions at the University of Rhode Island in Green Hall. See more »

Goofs

Another incorrect use of teen jargon: any phrase using "suck", such as "this sucks" or "this sucks the big one" was not used in the 70s. This became popular much later. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Old Man Dunphy: So, Dildo, whatever happened to that girlfriend of yours?
Timothy Dunphy: She's goin' to Brown University next year.
Old Man Dunphy: Brown University? They got one of those in Providence, you know.
Timothy Dunphy: There's only one, pop.
Old Man Dunphy: [laughs] You hot shit. How do you think she's gonna like ridin' around Providence in this shitbox?
Jackie Dunphy: She's gonna be Mrs. Dildo!
Timothy DunphyOld Man Dunphy: Shut up, you little hard-on.
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Alternate Versions

The VHS version also features "behind the scenes" takes from the infamous "mental floss" made by one of the students at the cafeteria. There are at least three different shots of it. On the last one, Amy Smart is focused and she is clearly seen saying "Oh, gross!" and then turning her head away discomforted. See more »

Connections

References Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Do It Again
Written by Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
Performed by Steely Dan
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Great Movie
22 January 2004 | by 9580See all my reviews

Wonderfully crafted and understated movie from the kings of gross-out comedy. Poignant and hilarious this film is a beautiful departure from the Farrely Bro's typical fare. It follows the (mis) adventures of a 1970's era RI kid who runs afoul of the law and is sent to a stuffy boarding school. It sounds like a fairly redundant storyline but the emotional underpinnings and underlying angst of the young characters are subtly, yet powerfully displayed. 9/10.


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