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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Patrick Verona
... Katarina Stratford
... Cameron James (as Joseph-Gordon Levitt)
... Bianca Stratford
... Michael Eckman
... Joey Donner
... Mandella
... Chastity
... Walter Stratford
... Mr. Morgan (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
... Ms. Perky
... Mr. Chapin
Greg Jackson ... Scruvy
... Bogey Lowenstein
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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31 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10 cosas que odio de ti  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,330,681, 4 April 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,176,108, 29 August 1999
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Trivia

The character of Patrick is based on The Taming of the Shrew's Petruchio. Heath Ledger drew on Richard Burton's portrayal in The Taming of the Shrew (1967), as well as giving him a "Jack Nicholson edge to him with his cheekiness and his smiles". See more »

Goofs

As Michael makes his way to Mandella at the prom, you see Patrick and Kat spin away in the background. In the next shot, they are still standing there behind Mandella watching Michael approach. In the next shot, they are gone again. See more »

Quotes

[Patrick is refusing to help Cameron go out with Bianca]
Patrick: Joey can plough whatever he wants.
Cameron: [angrily] Hey! There will be no ploughing!
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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 »

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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
Performed by Heath Ledger
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the coolest teenage movie ever!
26 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

i know that teenage movies are extremely worn out, but this one will stay hip for ever! i think i will re watch it a hundred times and i will never get bored! why? because it's super cool!! you have the adolescents in your normal high-school, and you have the prom and this cute all-adored babe and this very hot and hip guy is after her but of course something is in their way: her sister! and we have our normal constant fight and arguing. but....there is Heath Ledger who is the ultimate babe and the perfect guy in this movie, and seriously gets you thinking 'why didn't this happen to me when i was in high school?'.the story is extremely cute and i think i can say original, anyways more exciting than the other movies that are in this category. there are some extremely funny scenes and you will never ever get bored! a must-see!!!!! and a perfect 10 score!!!!


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