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Glory Daze (1995)

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With college graduation pending, the old gang tries to avoid the inevitability of breaking up and going forward with their lives.

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Rich Wilkes

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Jack
Sam Rockwell ... Rob
Megan Ward ... Joanie
French Stewart ... Dennis
Vien Hong ... Slosh
Vinnie DeRamus Vinnie DeRamus ... Mickey
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Dina (as Kristin Bauer)
Alyssa Milano ... Chelsea
John Rhys-Davies ... Luther
Lance Wilson-White ... Stew
Mary Woronov ... Joanie's Mom
Tegan West Tegan West ... Doc
Matthew McConaughey ... Rental Truck Guy
Sean Whalen ... Flunky
Christine Klotz ... Graduation Woman
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Storyline

It's two days before graduation, and Jack is having serious doubts about the future. The old gang is breaking up - Rob is moving to L.A. with his girlfriend; Dennis is finishing his third degree and going to grad school in Michigan; Slosh has dropped out of school and stays drunk all the time; and Mickey, who still has a year of school to go, seems tired of the scene and wishes he had the guts to tell his friend Chelsea how he feels about her. As Jack looks out at his four years in Santa Cruz, he wonders if this isn't the best time of his life, and he wonders whether it might be a mistake to let it all go just because of graduation. As his pals also get glimpses of life after college, he decides he's not going to leave, that he's going to live his glory days a little longer. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Comedy

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Rated R for strong language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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English

Release Date:

27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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$15,134

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Trivia

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Brendan Fraser appeared in School Ties (1992). See more »

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Art Professor Luther: It is poetry that will save the world, not commerce.
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References Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend (1992) See more »

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The Moron Brothers
Written by Fat Mike (as Mike Burkett)
Performed by NOFX
© 1991 NOFX Music BMI
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aimless journey
2 April 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's two days before Jack Freeman (Ben Affleck) graduates with a liberal arts degree from University of California. He lives with his friends cartoonist Mickey, long-time student Dennis (French Stewart), Slosh who keeps quitting his jobs, and Rob (Sam Rockwell). Rob is planning to move to LA with his girlfriend Joanie (Megan Ward) but he's worried about being so close to her mother. Dennis is offered a job with Professor Luther. Chelsea (Alyssa Milano) has a crush on Mickey but he treats her like a little sister. Jack has no plans for the future as he gets over his ex Dina. He wonders if he could extend his glory daze.

There is an aimlessness to the movie much like Jack. Rich Wilkes is unable to harness that into something more compelling. His directing level is strictly amateurish and holds no promise of anything better. It's fun to see some of these big names as their younger self in a small film. Matt Damon makes a cameo like Ben's lap dog which is fun. It's a rambling film without the skills or the knowing comedy. The cast keeps it interesting.


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