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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)

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In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing ... See full summary »

Director:

Tod Williams

Writer:

Tod Williams
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Grenier ... Sebastian Cole
Clark Gregg ... Hank / Henrietta
Aleksa Palladino ... Mary
Margaret Colin ... Joan Cole
John Shea ... Hartley Cole
Marni Lustig ... Jessica Cole
Joan Copeland ... Grandmother Cole
Tom Lacy ... Grandfather Cole
Gabriel Macht ... Troy
Herbert Russell ... Wayne (as Russel Harper)
Greg Haberny ... Jimmy Bogardus
Peter McRobbie ... Principal
Merritt Wever ... Susan
Marisol Padilla Sánchez ... Woman In Dessert
Rory Cochrane ... Chinatown
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Storyline

In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for California, and his mother takes him back to England. Jump ahead eight months, Sebastian is back in New York, knocking on Hank's door. Hank (now Henrietta, although all the surgeries aren't complete) takes Sebastian in and is his rock over the next few months of high school. Sebastian's "adventures" are mostly self-destructive. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and crude sexual references, and for some substance abuse | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Featured in The Strokes music video for "Hard to Explain". See more »

Goofs

When Sebastian is running to catch the school bus his blue scarf is on again, off again through the entire scene after he misses the bus. See more »

Quotes

Wayne: Why do you want to get out early anyway? What are you going to do with yourself?
Sebastian Cole: Well, get a haircut, pay taxes, die.
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Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 1m 23s to remove a scene of instructional drug taking. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Performed by A Flock of Seagulls
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An excellent film!
11 April 2000 | by smcmillaSee all my reviews

Sebastian chooses to live with his step dad, Hank, who's fast on his way to becoming Henrietta, and to graduate high school early so he can have adventures and become a writer.

This movie successfully renders a young man's last troubled year in high school without stooping to such heavy handed tactics as voice overs and the like. Adrian Grenier, as Sebastian, is remarkable.


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Official Sites:

Paramount Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Clermont, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,598, 8 August 1999

Gross USA:

$100,841

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,841
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Culpan Productions LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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