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Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (2005)

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Movie 30 May 2005
A prequel to Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), the two BFF girls make it to LA 1990, where they get arrested. They make a friend in jail and stay at her place. They make more friends.

Director:

Robin Schiff

Writers:

Robin Schiff (characters), Robin Schiff
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katherine Heigl ... Romy White
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Michele Weinberger (as Alex Breckenridge)
Kelly Brook ... Linda Fashiobella
Scott Vickaryous ... Taylor Bradley
Nat Faxon ... Chad
Dania Ramirez ... Elena
Alexandra Billings ... Donna
Rhea Seehorn ... Ashley Schwartz
William Ragsdale ... Kevin
Paula Abdul ... Herself
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Storyline

In this prequel to Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, it shows Romy and Michele as they graduate in 1987, and again three years later as they take on Los Angeles. For years Romy and Michele have been dreaming to go to L.A. and become rich and famous, but they decided to put their trip on hold while they save money. Three years have passed by and they've only managed to save $68, only $8 more than they had in high school. Despite their lack of money, they decide to go ahead with their plans to move to L.A. after seeing Pretty Woman. As the girls arrive in L.A., they decide to become prostitutes, but chicken out after their first encounter with a client. As they walk home, a man lends them a dollar for a vending machine, and Romy and Michele are arrested for prostitution. Written by Anonymous

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Before they ruled the reunion, they rocked Hollywood.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romy and Michele: Behind the Velvet Rope See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1987 and 1990. See more »

Goofs

When the two are driving to the concert at the end of the film, one of Michelle's earrings is missing. When they arrive at the venue it has reappeared. See more »

Quotes

Romy White: Why am I the only one who sees how great I am?
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Connections

Follows Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Vogue
Written by Madonna and Shep Pettibone
Performed by Madonna
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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bad casting
31 May 2005 | by pinkblossmSee all my reviews

I loved the first movie but just couldn't get into this one for one reason. The girl playing Michelle is NOTHING like the original. It's like a whole new character and I just couldn't get past that. But Romy was perfect casting. She did a really good job and I've liked her in many things she's done. This movie could have been so good if only they had a different Michelle. I loved the Paula Abdul cameo at the end. It was a really cute part. And the costumes were also a little over the top. Romy and Michelle did create their own clothes, but they were supposed to be talented at it. The clothes they wore really did not show any talent at all.


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