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Being a big fan of The Terminator (1984) and Aliens (1986), Topher Grace personally called Michael Biehn and offered him the role of his father.
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Topher Grace revealed that the heavy drug use in the film caused the delayed release. Grace and director Michael Dowse wanted to "do something that felt like it was literally made in the '80s" and not a parody of that generation. Grace believed it wouldn't be the 80's without heavy cocaine use, so there was "real hesitation" on part of the studios. The film ended up sitting on the shelf until Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment came to the rescue. According to Grace, they even ended up "putting stuff back" in the film, rather than having to cut.
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The movie took 4 years to be released.
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Despite being named after it, the song "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money isn't heard at any point in the film. (It does however play in the film's theatrical trailer and on the DVD menu.)
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In the film, Matt works at the Suncoast video store. During high school, Topher Grace did, in fact, work at a Suncoast video store.
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Early titles were "Young Americans" and "Kids in America".
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Anna Faris (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.
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Topher Grace's character was a graduate of Shermer High School, the same name as the high school in the 1980s classic movies like Weird Science (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), Sixteen Candles (1984), Pretty in Pink (1986), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and National Lampoon's Vacation (1983).
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Topher Grace 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.
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Seth Gabel who plays Brent Tufford, is married to Bryce Dallas Howard who stars in Jurassic World (2015) with Chris Pratt who plays Kyle Masterson in this movie.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The number Tori gives Matt at the end of the film, 818-404-7327, is an out IOC service number to NBC/Universal studios.
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