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SubUrbia (1996)

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A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.

Director:

Richard Linklater

Writers:

Eric Bogosian (play), Eric Bogosian (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jayce Bartok ... Pony
Amie Carey ... Sooze
Nicky Katt ... Tim
Ajay Naidu ... Nazeer Choudhury
Parker Posey ... Erica
Giovanni Ribisi ... Jeff
Samia Shoaib Samia Shoaib ... Pakeesa Choudhury
Dina Spybey-Waters ... Bee-Bee (as Dina Spybey)
Steve Zahn ... Buff
Kitt Brophy Kitt Brophy ... Sooze's Mom
Jonn Cherico ... Shopping Channel Host
Keith Preusse Keith Preusse ... Officer Chip
Eric Park Eric Park ... Officer Gary
William Martin Hayes William Martin Hayes ... Scuff
Bill Wise ... George the Limo Driver
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Storyline

Five young losers spend their days and nights wasting their lives away, hanging out in parking lots and occasionally mentioning that they might want to make something of themselves... someday. On this particular night, they are visited by an old high school friend who has escaped their suburban town to become a pop star. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language including sex and drug references, teen drinking and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

subUrbi@ See more »

Filming Locations:

Taylor, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,365, 9 February 1997

Gross USA:

$656,747

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$656,747
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marked the beginning of Nicky Katt and Giovanni Ribisi's working relationship. See more »

Quotes

Tim: I expanded my horizons, you know, served my country, saw the world, you know. I've gained wisdom and now I'm back, baby, back from the road, me and Jack Kerouac.
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely on location in Burnfield, USA (Burnfield was the fictional city.) See more »

Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Human Cannonball
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A long time favorite...
19 November 2005 | by ReesaTreeSee all my reviews

I first saw subUrbia in probably 1997, and since then I have shared it with countless people and watched it plenty myself. Its not the sort of movie that you can put in, and then not really watch, to me it requires a bit more concentration. At th same time, the events that unfold for the characters in this movie always strike me. Another major bonus with this film is the issues it takes the time and consideration to cover, sexism, racism, classism, urban sprawl, the third world, and more... Its not a movie for people that don't want to see that ugly side of humans, but then all too often in day to day life the suburbs serve to show the ugly side of humans. Not a movie for children, and I wouldn't watch it with my grandma! Its a powerful and real story of life past high school, but not dealing with college. Of life feeling stuck, trapped, sometimes defeated in your current place, here suburbia. Its not a movie that offers a ton of hope, but its a powerful movie nonetheless!


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