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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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2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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One of the books clearly seen in the book store scene with Kat and Patrick is entitled "10 Stupid Things Men Do To Mess Up Their Lives". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Chastity: I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?
Bianca: I think you can in Europe.
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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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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Can't Stop
Written by Brian Mashburn
Produced by Ralph Sall and Save Ferris
Performed by Save Ferris
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Pretty good overall
8 December 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Based on Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," "10 Things I Hate About You" offers a refreshing revival of the "good" teen films, as compared to the "typical" teen films.

It's based on Shakespeare's story somewhat loosely. It's about a teenaged girl whose father will not allow her to date. Finally he comes up with a clever idea - if she can convince her older sister (who is a strict, boring "b***") to date someone, the younger sibling can as well. Her father knows this is as realistic as saying "When pigs begin to fly" but then he can't be accused of being unfair.

"10 Things..." is overall pretty good. It's better than I thought it would be. It has some funny moments, it's got a talented cast with some older actors popping up in various humorous roles, etc. It's not as refreshing or unique as a John Hughes teen comedy but it certainly plays upon some of the clichés of the genre (invented by Hughes no less) to good effect.

Overall, I was impressed with the movie, and the actors, and that's saying a lot considering it's a teen film (a genre I have come to loathe recently with entries such as "Slackers" etc.).


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USA

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English | French

Release Date:

31 March 1999 (USA) 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:

$53,486,267
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