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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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways. 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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The only parent to feature in the film is that of Kat and Bianca. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene with Patrick, his book bag strap can be seen in one shot, then in the next shot it's gone. See more »

Quotes

Cameron: And I'm BACK IN THE GAME!
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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 »

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Version of The Taming of the Shrew (1923) See more »

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Hypnotize
Written by Sean 'Diddy' Combs (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), The Notorious B.I.G.,
Deric Angelettie, Ron Lawrence, Randy 'Badazz' Alpert, and Andy Armor (as Andy Armer)
Performed by The Notorious B.I.G.
Courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment/Arista Records, Inc.
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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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