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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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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:
Heath Ledger ... Patrick Verona
Julia Stiles ... Katarina 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 »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

31 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10 Things I Hate About You See more »

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Box Office

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Cameron is asking Bianca the things Kat is into, Bianca mentions that Kat had a picture of Jared Leto in her locker. Jared Leto plays the Joker in Suicide Squad (2016). Her love interest Patrick played by Heath Ledger famously played the Joker in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight". See more »

Goofs

After Patrick tackles Kat during paint ball, he takes off his goggles and throws them behind him, and Kat's also disappear. After they kiss and get back up, they both have their goggles on again. See more »

Quotes

Walter Stratford: Do you know what happens at proms?
Bianca: Yes. We'll dance, we'll kiss, we'll come home. It's not quite the crisis situation you imagine.
Walter Stratford: Kissing? That's what you think happens? I've got news for you. Kissing isn't what keeps me up to my elbows in placenta all day long.
Bianca: Can we, for two seconds, ignore the fact that you're severely unhinged and discuss my need for a night of teenage normalcy?
Walter Stratford: What's normal? Those damn... Dawson's river kids sleeping in each other's beds and what not?
Bianca: Daddy that is so ...
[...]
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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

A scene at lunch where Cameron tells Kat he's sorry he had Pat get paid was taken out. This brings on the next scene where Kat drags Bianca out of class yelling at her for it (part of this can be seen in the bloopers at the end). Than they run into Perky who brings them to her office and tells Bianca that she's the shrew, and Bianca confesses that she didn't know about the money. See more »

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Version of ShakespeaRe-Told: The Taming of the Shrew (2005) See more »

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Written by Greg McKenna, Kay Hanley, Scott Riebling, Michael Eisenstein, and Stacy Jones
Performed by Letters to Cleo
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the coolest teenage movie ever!
26 February 2006 | by buseoanaSee 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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