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|Starring:||Gabe Jarret, Val Kilmer, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton, Jonathan Gries|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 42 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
Most helpful review
Real AverageBy Yvette Barnes from London , 10 Nov 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a fairly weak 80's teen comedy but thankfully Val Kilmer provides enough laughs to keep it entertaining. Unless you love teen comedies though, don't bother.
Nostalgia tripBy coombie_uk (7 reviews) from nuneaton , 11 Oct 2012I used to love this film when I was a child, and thought I'd have a nostalgia trip. A lot of the elements are very far fetched so don't expect anything too serious, but it is still as fun as ever and Kilmer is brilliant in his roll.
I just love the sarcasm!By Titch1977 (42 reviews) from Nottingham, England , 26 Aug 2009This film was overlooked. It's a gem of a film for those who find the little quirks and remarks said in the background more entertaining than the plot.
This is by far one of the best films that Val Kilmer has ever done, although I am not that keen on him as an actor at all. He tends to come across as arrogant in films, but in this one he's supposed to be.
There are some classic one liners, although I'm afraid to say that the plot is not up to much. But it will always get my vote.
You'll either love it or hate it is my guess. But give it a chance.
Worth it if you like 80's MoviesBy JJ80 (9 reviews) from Sowerby Bridge , 09 Jul 2009Took me by surprise this one. More in the Weird Science mould and a lot quirkier. I think the quirkiness comes from not being as well made and polished as some John Hughes movies. It gets full marks for effort though.
Val Kilmer does get some killer lines and his co-star, well I never knew Sarah Jessica Parker used to be a boy.
Classic 80'sBy Martybhoy (7 reviews) from East Kilbride , 11 Aug 2008This movies sums up the 80's. Recommended
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Had very fond memories of this film as a kid in the 80s. Still holds up even today. DVD widescreen format shows off how well directed this movie is. Val Kilmer is terrific as the genius slacker hero. The whole cast gel well together, and the dialogue is very sharp and well-written (reminded me of TV show Scrubs in places). Had me laughing out loud in many places - rare for a modern version like American Pie. Lots of tasty 80s musical montages scattered throughout. Something really likeable and positive about this movie, leaves you feeling really good at the end. Highly recommended - really hasn't dated at all. An enjoyable trip down 80s memory lane!