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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 31 March 1999 (USA)
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A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.

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Gil Junger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heath Ledger ... Patrick Verona
Julia Stiles ... Kat Stratford
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Cameron James (as Joseph-Gordon Levitt)
Larisa Oleynik ... Bianca Stratford
David Krumholtz ... Michael Eckman
Andrew Keegan ... Joey Donner
Susan May Pratt ... Mandella
Gabrielle Union ... Chastity
Larry Miller ... Walter Stratford
Daryl Mitchell ... Mr. Morgan (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
Allison Janney ... Ms. Perky
David Leisure ... Mr. Chapin
Greg Jackson Greg Jackson ... Scruvy
Kyle Cease ... Bogey Lowenstein
Terence Heuston Terence Heuston ... Derek
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Storyline

Adapted from William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew," 10 Things I Hate About You starts off with Cameron, new student at Padua High, sitting in the office of the quirky guidance counselor Ms. Perky. He is then shown around the school by Michael, who will become his best friend. During his tour is when Cameron first sees Bianca Stratford, a beautiful sophomore with one problem: she isn't allowed to date. And neither is her "shrew" sister, Katarina, a senior who loves indie rock and feminist prose and hates conformity. But Kat and Bianca's father alters his house rule: now, Bianca can date... as long as Kat has a date, too. Now, in order for Cameron to date Bianca, he has to find someone to date Kat. So Michael helps him enlist the help of pretty-boy/jerk/model Joey Donner, tricking him into thinking that *he* will get to take Bianca out if he pays someone to take out Kat. His choice: Patrick Verona, a bad-boy with a mysterious reputation--some say he ate a live duck once, ... Written by Erica Baffa

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There are so many different ways to hate. Count them yourself. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sex-related humor and dialogue, alcohol and drug-related scenes, all involving teens | See all certifications »

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During a Q&A with the screenwriters, Karen McCullah revealed where the title came from. "The title is based on a diary entry I made in high school," she explained. "I had a boyfriend named Anthony that I was frequently unhappy with. I made a list called Things I Hate About Anthony. When Kirsten Smith and I decided to write this, I went through all of my high school diaries to bone up on the angsty memories, and when I told her about that list, she was like, 'That's our title.'"

It turns out her ex-boyfriend likes the movie. "Anthony is very proud of that fact," McCullah said. "We're still friends today. And every now and then I'll get a random phone call in the middle of night: 'My nephew doesn't believe that this title is about me. Tell him.' On the phone, I'm like, 'Yes, I hated Anthony in high school.'" See more »

Goofs

When Kat and Patrick are on the porch, Kat asks Patrick to tell her something true. When she says this there is a strand of red paint-stained hair on the side of her face. When Patrick kisses her neck, the hair is tucked neatly behind her ear. See more »

Quotes

Cameron: We are screwed.
Michael: Hey, no, hey. I don't wanna hear that defeatist attitude... I wanna hear you upbeat!
Cameron: [more upbeat] We are screwed!
Michael: There ya go.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits there are practical jokes made by cast and crew and also goofs - including scenes that didn't make the final cut. See more »

Alternate Versions

Alternate versions of scenes with blatant sexual references were filmed for the television version, including:
  • Kat saying, "I warned him that if he told anyone, the cheerleading squad would find out how tiny... he was."
  • Patrick saying, "Don't say that kind of crap to me, people can hear you."
  • Patrick saying, "What's with this girl? Does she have beer flavored boobs?"
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Co-Pilot
Written by Greg McKenna, Scott Riebling, Kay Hanley, Michael Eisenstein
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by Letters to Cleo
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The best teen movie.. ever ; - )
17 July 2001 | by jENNA007See all my reviews

I loved this movie to death, it has the BEST teen cast I've ever seen. Hot talent, excellent writing, good direction, and a kiss-azz music score makes this movie able to be watched over and over again. I was so amazed at how talented the actors were, I just have to tell you what I thought of them ~

First off, I love Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford, Julia is the only blonde I have ever seen who could probably not pull off a clueless valley girl act (which is a good thing, trust me, black-haired, brown-eyed girls like me don't wanna watch dumb blondes.) Joseph Gordon-Levitt is adorably sweet and lovable here, I just wanted to kiss him. Heath Ledger, i can explain in one word : hot. And last but not least, Larisa Oleynick was great, very pretty, and not annoying although some of her dialouge wasn't my style.

Buy it, rent it.. i don't care, just SEE iT !!! But do keep in mind that I said best "teen" movie, not best movie. Now SEE iT !!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,330,681, 4 April 1999

Gross USA:

$38,178,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,486,267
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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