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My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 1987 (USA)
It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.

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Quentin Tarantino
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Directors: Scott Magill, Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Quentin Tarantino
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Cast

Credited cast:
Craig Hamann ... Mickey Burnett
Quentin Tarantino ... Clarence Pool
Crystal Shaw Martell ... Misty (as Crystal Shaw)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allen Garfield ... Entertainment Magnate
Al Harrell Al Harrell ... Clifford
Brenda Hillhouse Brenda Hillhouse ... Wife
Linda Kaye ... Ex-Girlfriend
Stevo Polyi Stevo Polyi ... Deejay
Alan Sanborn Alan Sanborn ... Nutmeg, Radio Station Receptionist
Rich Turner Rich Turner ... Oliver Brandon
Rowland Wafford Rowland Wafford ... Lenny Otis
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Storyline

It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mano geriausio draugo gimtadienis See more »

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original) | (surviving fragments) | (incomplete)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Famously claimed to be the victim of a film lab fire as only 36 minutes of the film exists. It was reportedly another film Quentin Tarantino and Scott Magill had worked on according to Roger Avary, known as Love Birds in Bondage (1983). See more »

Quotes

Oliver Brandon: [coming out of Mickey's bathroom, covering his nose] Man, whoo! Talk about dropping a cheese bomb!
[sniff]
Oliver Brandon: I wouldn't go in there for about an hour if I was you.
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Connections

References Black Mama White Mama (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Right Now
Music by Herbie Mann and lyrics by Carl Sigman
Performed by The Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie)
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Something only for fans of Quentin
23 October 2014 | by adamscastlevania2See all my reviews

(32%) A curiosity piece that's for Tarantino fans only as about half of it is 100% missing forever, and what's left is largely a mixed bag. Quentin himself is about the best thing here and gives a good dose of effort and comic timing to his performance. The writing is somewhat decent at times; although like a lot of things here it's clearly the product of the inexperienced, and many will claim that it's nothing more than typical Tarantino movie name dropping, which really is only partly true. For a very low budget first attempt this isn't too bad, and it does at least show some future potential of what was yet to come.


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