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My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1987 (USA)
It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.

Director:

Quentin Tarantino
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Cast

Credited cast:
Craig Hamann ... Mickey Burnett
Quentin Tarantino ... Clarence Pool
Crystal Shaw Martell ... Misty (as Crystal Shaw)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allen Garfield ... Entertainment Magnate
Al Harrell Al Harrell ... Clifford
Brenda Hillhouse Brenda Hillhouse ... Wife
Linda Kaye ... Ex-Girlfriend
Stevo Polyi Stevo Polyi ... Deejay
Alan Sanborn Alan Sanborn ... Nutmeg, Radio Station Receptionist
Rich Turner Rich Turner ... Oliver Brandon
Rowland Wafford Rowland Wafford ... Lenny Otis
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Storyline

It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Was almost remade in the 90s following Tarantino's success. Hamann optioned a script to producer Don Murphy. Murphy at the time was feuding with Tarantino , eventually leading to Tarantino slapping him at a Hollywood eatery. Murphy has said he partially optioned the script just to annoy Tarantino. A lawsuit from the assault was filed with Tarantino settling out of court. See more »

Quotes

Clifford: Your ass is grass, and I'm the lawnmower.
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Connections

References G.I. Blues (1960) See more »

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Right Now
Music by Herbie Mann and lyrics by Carl Sigman
Performed by The Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie)
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Something only for fans of Quentin
23 October 2014 | by adamscastlevania2See all my reviews

(32%) A curiosity piece that's for Tarantino fans only as about half of it is 100% missing forever, and what's left is largely a mixed bag. Quentin himself is about the best thing here and gives a good dose of effort and comic timing to his performance. The writing is somewhat decent at times; although like a lot of things here it's clearly the product of the inexperienced, and many will claim that it's nothing more than typical Tarantino movie name dropping, which really is only partly true. For a very low budget first attempt this isn't too bad, and it does at least show some future potential of what was yet to come.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1987 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original) | (surviving fragments) | (incomplete)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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