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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Did You Know?
previously played a high school student in the 1970s in That '70s Show
(1998). In this film, he plays a recent college graduate in the 1980s. 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
Dare. Come over here, and bring your lips as close to mine as possible, without touching.
Truth. Are you messing with me right now?
Dare. Come and find out.
[after a moment of hesitation, Matt laughs and starts scooting over
[they both laugh nervously
Is that good?
No... Come closer.
[they bring their faces really close
What's that sound?
Come On Eileen
Written by Kevin Adams
, James Paterson
, Kevin Rowland
Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners
(as Dexy's Midnight Runners)
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more