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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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Gil Junger
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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,176,108, 29 August 1999
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Gil Junger also played a teacher (uncredited). See more »

Goofs

When Cameron first approaches Patrick about dating Kat, he responds by drilling a hole in Cameron's French book. But when Michael holds up the book in the next scene, the hole is far larger than the drill bit Patrick was using would have made. See more »

Quotes

Kat Stratford: [to Patrick - after he asks her out for the first time] Do you even know my name screwboy?
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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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Referenced in Action: The Last Ride of the Elephant Princess (2000) See more »

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Just Be Good To Me
Written by Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
Performed by The S.O.S. Band
Courtesy of Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc.
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A masterpiece that leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling! 10 out of 10 for 10 Things
12 March 2005 | by BettieTeeseSee all my reviews

All the praise in the world goes to every individual involved in the production of 10 Things I Hate About You,a film that rarely leaves my DVD player.I'm not a fan of Shakespeare's traditional plays,but the modern day screen adaptions are brilliant,and 10 Things I Hate About You is no exception.The highschool stereotypes of the cool kids nobody messes with,the wannabe's that try too hard to be something they're not,the geeks everyone picks on and the rebels everyone is afraid of,mean there's a character in this film everyone can relate to.The stand out performances are Heath Ledger as Patrick,the rebellious,feared and elusive bad guy who wins the heart of Kat Stratford played to perfection by fine actress Julia Stiles who has no interest in the opposite sex and is perceived to come from the planet 'Loser' while her more sociable,boy crazy sister Bianca (Larissa Oleynik)hails from planet 'Look at Me,Look at Me'.Her good looks catch the eye of the smooth,suave and egotistical Joey Donner (Andrew Keegan) who is a male model,and fights for the affections of the prettiest Stratford sister with Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) the highschool geek,with a big heart and a big crush on Bianca.The hilarious Larry Miller stars as Walter Stratford-the kind of father who puts his girls on a short leash and desperately tries to shield them from the horrors of sex,drugs and rock and roll,and of course,boys.A typical teenage comedy,but its witty dialogue,goofy,sexy,cool and bad ass characters,and enjoyable storyline set it apart from all the rest.There's plenty of memorable moments,romance,and clever and classic lines,all leading up to a predictable but perfectly good ending that leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling about teenage love.


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