It's the late 1980s, when Wall Street is riding high, and it seems as if the entire country is cashing in on the bumper profits. Disgusted with the materialism that surrounds him, Matt Franklin, a brilliant young MIT graduate, has walked out on his well-paid position at a local lab and taken a low-level job as a video clerk, much to his father Bill's consternation. And the crises keep piling up in Matt's life. His best buddy Barry has just gotten fired from his job, his brainy sister Wendy is getting hitched to her vapid boyfriend Kyle, and the gorgeous Tori Frederking, long-time object of Matt's unattainable adoration, is suddenly back in the picture. Now, on one wild, woolly and irresponsible evening, everything is coming to a head, with explosive results.
Best. Night. Ever.
4 March 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $3,464,679,
6 March 2011
Gross USA: $6,928,068
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,550,073
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Early titles were "Young Americans" and "Kids in America". See more
Matt is seen taking multiple sips of his drink at the beginning of the party, but the bottle looks full in multiple shots. See more
Shut the fuck up and drive. I'm Matt Franklin. I work at Suncoast video at the mall and I still live with my parents. I don't know what I'm doing up here. I'm scared. And you know what... I have been so afraid of my life, that I have missed my life. But I'm like all of you. We're all scared. We're all trying to be something that were not. But tonight all of that changes. Tonight, I'm not afraid. Tonight, I got one thing to say to all that bullshit. Fuck it.
Video Killed The Radio Star
Written by Geoff Downes
, Trevor Horn
and Bruce Woolley
Performed by The Buggles
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more