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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 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

Craig Hamann said that the film was shot on an "even-then-ancient 16 mm Eclair, using a car battery to power the camera." See more »

Quotes

Oliver Brandon: I see you like Elvis, huh? Yeah, that's nice, that's nice. I got an aunt that likes Elvis.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Written by Roy Turk, Lou Handman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Not bad for a first attempt.
4 April 2006 | by DuDEwithAGuNSee all my reviews

Tarantino is the man! The movie is watchable (surprising for how old it is), obviously its lacking the polish (both script and video) of his later movies but who cares. This movie probably cost him the price of a six pack and it shows. Whats great about it, is that it shows this generations greatest director in his youth giving this whole "movie" thing a shot. In that respect this movie really succeeds. It's one of those things that you watch and then say "Hey I could do that... why arn't I doing that?". Really cool to know that this guy started with this... offbeat... film and then went on to direct the Pulpiest of Fiction (hands down, best film ever). The best part of this movie is not the script, directing or acting. The BEST part of this movie is that it has inspired me to get going on a film of my own.

Thanks QT No time like the present.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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