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?
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. See more
Matt is seen taking multiple sips of his drink at the beginning of the party, but the bottle looks full in multiple shots. 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?
References Spring Break
Ship Of Fools
Written by Karl Wallinger
Performed by World Party
Courtesy of Seaview Records, Ltd. See more