Dazed and Confused

Release Date: September 24th, 1993

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 1998

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

This coming-of-age film follows the mayhem of group of rowdy teenagers in Austin, Texas, celebrating the last day of high school in 1976. The graduating class heads for a popular pool hall and joins an impromptu keg party, however star football player Randall "Pink" Floyd (Jason London) has promised to focus on the championship game and abstain from partying. Meanwhile, the incoming freshmen try to avoid being hazed by the seniors, most notably the sadistic bully Fred O'Bannion (Ben Affleck).

Cast: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Sasha Jenson, Rory Cochrane, Milla Jovovich, Marissa Ribisi, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Alphaville Films, Detour Filmproduction

Distributors: Universal Pictures, Gramercy Pictures

Keywords: Charming, Growing up, Revenge, Lighthearted, Amusing, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The surprise lies in Linklater's ability to breathe so much fresh life into a tired formula...This is a picture that recollects not merely a period in time but a state of mind. show more

  • 88
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    The "Age of Innocence" oozes anthropological dazzle, but Dazed and Confused may some day rate its own Smithsonian showings for clinically re-creating the High School Experience 1976. [20 Sept 1993]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is a good film, but it would not cheer people up much at a high school reunion. show more

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