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Boys and Girls (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 June 2000 (USA)
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A friendship is put to the ultimate test when two best friends wind up in bed together.

Director:

Robert Iscove

Writers:

Andrew Lowery (as The Drews), Andrew Miller (as The Drews)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendon Ryan Barrett Brendon Ryan Barrett ... Young Ryan Walker
Gay Thomas Wilson Gay Thomas Wilson ... N.Y. Flight Attendant (as Gay Thomas-Wilson)
Raquel Beaudene ... Young Jennifer Burrows
Claire Forlani ... Jennifer Burrows
David Smigelski David Smigelski ... Homecoming King
Blake Shields ... Homecoming Knight
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Ryan Walker
Alyson Hannigan ... Betty
Jason Biggs ... Hunter / Steve
Amanda Detmer ... Amy
Sean Maysonet Sean Maysonet ... Michael
John X John X ... D.J. at Club
Tsianina Joelson ... Girl in Bar
Kristofer Mickelson Kristofer Mickelson ... Big Guy
Matt Carmody ... Kirt
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Storyline

Jennifer and Ryan are students at UC Berkeley, acquaintances off and on since early adolescence. She's quick, witty, ironic, literary, and independent; he's deliberate, literal, serious, studying structural engineering, always working on a plan. They take walks, they console each other over break-ups, he shares his plans. She's headed for Italy after graduation. Then, to their equal surprise, they spend a night together. Her response is to skitter away from continued intimacy and want to stay friends; he's hurt by her response, so he withdraws. Can it all get sorted out before she leaves town? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Opposites Attack See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicos y chicas See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkeley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,008,950, 18 June 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,627,372, 30 July 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,050,963, 31 December 2000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Punch 21 Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The students seen in several scenes at UC Berkeley are actual Berkeley students; the movie was filmed while classes were in session. See more »

Goofs

Ryan's favorite place to go and think is on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is no where near the Berkeley Campus and cannot be reasonably walked to from there. See more »

Quotes

N.Y. Flight Attendant: Can I help you?
Young Ryan: I don't know. Can you?
N.Y. Flight Attendant: MAY I help you?
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Crazy Credits

In a dream sequence during the credits, Hunter visits a department store, tries on a pair of Jaguar boxers and meets four Victoria's Secret models who really like farting. We then see him talking to Amy's psychologist, inquiring what she thinks the dream means. See more »

Connections

References When Harry Met Sally... (1989) See more »

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World Of A King
Written by David Mead
Performed by David Mead
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Sue me, I enjoyed this movie.
28 July 2000 | by AislynnSee all my reviews

Note that I say "movie" and not "film". I was dragged to see this, but I found myself really liking it. The chemistry is wonderful and even though the storyline isn't the most original thing in the world, it has enough spark to keep it going. Definitely more of a rent-able movie, but let down your guard about teen flicks. This one is pretty good. :)


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