It's the late 1980s, when Wall Street is riding high, and it seems as if the entire country is cashing in on the bumper profits. Disgusted with the materialism that surrounds him, Matt Franklin, a brilliant young MIT graduate, has walked out on his well-paid position at a local lab and taken a low-level job as a video clerk, much to his father Bill's consternation. And the crises keep piling up in Matt's life. His best buddy Barry has just gotten fired from his job, his brainy sister Wendy is getting hitched to her vapid boyfriend Kyle, and the gorgeous Tori Frederking, long-time object of Matt's unattainable adoration, is suddenly back in the picture. Now, on one wild, woolly and irresponsible evening, everything is coming to a head, with explosive results. Written by
Best. Night. Ever.
4 March 2011 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Kids in America
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Opening Weekend USA: $3,464,679,
6 March 2011, Wide Release
Gross USA: $6,923,891, 17 April 2011
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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(Wendy Franklin) and Chris Pratt
(Kyle Masterson) met during the making of this film and married a year later. They have a child named Jack but announced their divorce in 2017. See more
"Japanese takeovers' is the initial lie Matt Franklin tells Tori regarding his job description at a non-existent Goldman Sachs Los Angeles office. When Matt introduces himself at the second party in Beverly Hills to Tori's lecherous boss at Drexel Burnham Pete, his story changes to 'currency speculation'. The supposedly intelligent Tori accepts this new lie with out blinking an eye and even confesses she was impressed with Matt's 'Rainman-like' gift with numbers demonstration. See more
Shut the fuck up and drive. I'm Matt Franklin. I work at Suncoast video at the mall and I still live with my parents. I don't know what I'm doing up here. I'm scared. And you know what... I have been so afraid of my life, that I have missed my life. But I'm like all of you. We're all scared. We're all trying to be something that were not. But tonight all of that changes. Tonight, I'm not afraid. Tonight, I got one thing to say to all that bullshit. Fuck it.
Kickstart My Heart
Written by Nikki Sixx
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Masters 2000, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more