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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.

Director:

Gil Junger
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2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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I pine, I perish! 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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Trivia

The marching band in the sequence where Patrick sings to Kat was a real marching band from Lincoln High School. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Cameron) went on to star in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012) as Abraham Lincoln's son Robert Lincoln. See more »

Goofs

The hole in Cameron's French book is far larger than Patrick's drill bit could have made. See more »

Quotes

Kat Stratford: What is it, Asshole Day?
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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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Connections

Featured in Brows Held High: Anonymous (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

One Week (Remix)
Written by Ed Robertson
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Happy 20 years!
28 March 2019 | by joanacatbaganSee all my reviews

It seems very timely that HBO was playing this today- on it's 20th Anniversary. Of course, I had to watch it while I was getting ready for work. Since this is a rewatch (for the nth time), I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that I know most of the dialogues here- I can even recite Kat's (Julia Stiles) lines! Even the French scene between Cameron and Bianca. Crazy! This is a "terribly underrated" movie and I still love it 20 years after- I still fell for Heath and JGL, for the music, for all the clichés, the fun and all the 90s aesthetics.


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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

Gross USA:

$38,178,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,485,989
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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