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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

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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Taglines:

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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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:

$53,478,166
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the taglines for this movie is "How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways" which is an obvious play on "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Although this movie contains multiple references to William Shakespeare and "The Taming of the Shrew", the line "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" was written not by Shakespeare, but by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It is the first line of Sonnet 43 from Barrett Browning's "Sonnets from the Portuguese" See more »

Goofs

When Patrick and Kat are in the pedal boat, though they are pedaling, they do not move. See more »

Quotes

Kat Stratford: Oh wait... was that... did your hairline just recede?
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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

Version of Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Saturday Night
Written by Marti Sharron, Danny Sembello, Rodney Jerkins
Produced by Rodney Jerkins
Performed by Ta-Gana
Courtesy of Third Rail/Hollywood Records
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Appreciating art in a whole new form
18 April 2001 | by XoMaryMoeXoSee all my reviews

10 Things I hate About You has a wonderful soundtrack, an awsome cast, and gives a whole new audience the chance to appreciate a classic, even if they don't realize it. The remake of Taming of the Shrew is done beautifully, in a way to get the point of the story across to a whole new generation who would probably never read the original story anyway. The soundtrack provides the same idea, with great remakes and samples by modern yet somewhat underground bands. The soundtrack is as great as the movie. Julia Stiles, admittedly my favorite actress to date, seems to actually "be" Kat, she plays the part so well. And Heath Ledger is her perfect match in every way...they even have the same smile. Larrisa Olynik is almost as convincingly clueless as Alicia Silverstone's Cher, and Joseph Gordon Levitt was perfect in his puppy love. The cast was great, the story line was great, the music was great, and I couldn't appreciate the movie more. It was a cool and convincing way to bring Shakespeare up to speed (though universally classic as he is) and to just plain have fun. The 10 is in the title for a reason.


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