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.
Best. Night. Ever.
4 March 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $3,464,679,
6 March 2011
Gross USA: $6,928,068
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,550,073
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
(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
Tori lists Purple Rain as her favorite album in the yearbook. While the album and movie were both released in 1984 when they graduated high school, they were released on June 25th and July 27th respectively, both of which are dates after when they would have graduated. See more
I'm... I'm just messed up, OK? I don't know what I want to do. And I'm sorry I'm such a fucking failure!
You haven't really failed, son, because you haven't really tried to succeed. So don't credit yourself as a failure. You're worse than that.
I just can't figure it out, Dad.
Don't cry like that in jail, son.
Walking In L.A.
Written by Terry Bozzio
Performed by Missing Persons
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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