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The Suburbans (1999)

A 1980s one-hit wonder band named "The Suburbans" reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in ... See full summary »

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Donal Lardner Ward

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donal Lardner Ward ... Danny
Tony Guma Tony Guma ... Rory
Craig Bierko ... Mitch
Will Ferrell ... Gil
Dick Clark ... Himself
Amy Brenneman ... Grace
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Lara (as Bridgette Wilson)
Brian Chlebowski Brian Chlebowski ... Kenny
Perrey Reeves ... Amanda
Robert Loggia ... Jules
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Cate
Jerry Stiller ... Speedo Silverberg
Ben Stiller ... Jay Rose
Lisa Gerstein Lisa Gerstein ... Leslie Gonzalez
Antonio Fargas ... Magee
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A 1980s one-hit wonder band named "The Suburbans" reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the audience and decides to give the now forty-ish performers a comeback push. The film attempts to take a satirical look at the music business of the 1990s, and compare it to the simpler 1980s scene. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Never before has a girl done so much with so little.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2000 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

A bamba banda See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,797, 31 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,797, 31 October 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Will Ferrell and Perrey Reeves played husband and wife again in Old School (2003). See more »

Goofs

Helicopter reflected in taxi windows on the highway. See more »

Quotes

Gil: Shut up, Kurt Loder.
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References American Bandstand (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Changing Lanes
Written and Performed by Zoomer
Produced by Jo Jo Starr
Courtesy of Magnatube Publishing (BMI)/Pinch Hit Records
By Arrangement with The Music Library, LLC
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A comedy that never reached it's potential
11 October 2003 | by cosmicstallionSee all my reviews

I admit it, I saw this film only because of Jennifer Love Hewitt. My heart raced when I saw her hike up her skirt to show off her tatoos. Why you ask? because not only did I see a very beautiful body but it was the highlight of a movie that I wished performed better. Perhaps with better writers or actors like Chris Rock, Mike Myers who improv could have breathed some life into this flat film. 2 stars out of five.


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