Dazed and Confused is a 1993 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater and produced by Richard Linklater, Sean Daniel and James Jacks. The screenplay was written by Richard Linklater.
Rated: R (movie contains pervasive, continuous teen drug and alcohol use and very strong language)
Run Time: 1h 42min
Release Date: September 24, 1993 (USA)
Director: Richard Linklater
Studio: Gramercy Pictures
Budget: $6.9 Million
Box Office: $8.0 Million
Dazed and Confused stars Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, Renee Zellweger, Jason London, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich, Shawn Andrews, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Sasha Jenson, Marissa Ribisi, Michelle Burke, Wiley Wiggins and Nicky Katt.
Dazed and Confused is the story highlighting the last day of school at Robert E. Lee High School in a small town in Texas in 1976. The end of the school year and summer break is cause for celebration. Seniors are excited to chase and haze the incoming freshman and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to.
Many of the kids are skipping classes, smoking weed and thinking about the big keg party for the senior students at Kevin Pickford’s (Shawn Andrews) house tonight, as his unwitting parents are going to be away for the evening. Meanwhile, today is also the traditional hazing day, where seniors exercise their rites of passage and traumatize the freshmen. Freshman boys are physically punished, while the girls largely face the brunt of verbal abuse and humiliation.
Amongst all the freshmen, Mitch Kramer (Wiley Wiggins) is the biggest target after his stupid sister Jodi Kramer (Michelle Burke) asks the boys to go easy on him. These thoughts and activities continue as day turns to night and as the keg party doesn’t end up quite as planned.
“Alright. Alright. Alright.” – Wooderson
“We’re not in Junior High any more. We’re freshmen. We’re in the big time now… where the girls will be puttin’ out all the time.” – Carl
“It’d be a lot cooler if you did.” – Wooderson
“Didja ever look at a dollar bill, man? There’s some spooky shit goin’ on there. And it’s green too.” – Slater
Official Movie Trailer
Matthew McConaughey as Wooderson
Parker Posey as Darla
Ben Affleck as O’Bannion
Renee Zellweger as Girl in Blue Truck
Jason London as Pink
Joey Lauren Adams as Simone
Milla Jovovich as Michelle
Shawn Andrews as Pickford
Rory Cochrane as Slater
Adam Goldberg as Mike
Anthony Rapp as Tony
Sasha Jensen as Don
Marissa Ribisi as Cynthia
Michelle Burke as Jodi Kramer
Nicky Katt as Clint Bruno
Wiley Wiggins as Mitch Kramer