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The Suburbans (1999)

A 1980s one-hit wonder band named "The Suburbans" reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in ... See full summary »

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Lara (as Bridgette Wilson)
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A 1980s one-hit wonder band named "The Suburbans" reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the audience and decides to give the now forty-ish performers a comeback push. The film attempts to take a satirical look at the music business of the 1990s, and compare it to the simpler 1980s scene. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Never before has a girl done so much with so little.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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19 January 2000 (Belgium)  »

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A bamba banda  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,797, 31 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,797, 31 October 1999
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Trivia

Will Ferrell and Perrey Reeves played husband and wife again in Old School (2003). See more »

Goofs

Helicopter reflected in taxi windows on the highway. See more »

Quotes

Gil: Shut up, Kurt Loder.
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Connections

Spoofs Private Parts (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Ode to El Nino
Written by J. Pikus, C. Stone, A. Clark
Performed by Camp Fire Girls
Courtesy of Crazy Girlfriend Music (ASCAP)/Boys Life Records
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Unfunny writing and weak comedic performances
12 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Four guys Danny (Donal Lardner Ward), Rory (Tony Guma), Mitch (Craig Bierko), and Gil (Will Ferrell) are 30something friends who were once a big 80's one-hit band called The Suburbans. When they perform at Gil's wedding to help Mitch with a hot fan, a record company scout (Jennifer Love Hewitt) in the audience gets them a comeback show for their nostalgia showcase.

Donal Lardner Ward wrote/directed/star in this movie. Quite frankly, I don't know how he got so many then and future stars in this one movie. Ben Stiller and his dad try to ham it up as record studio suits. Will Ferrell is channeling an idiot bass player. However Will can't save this. The fact is the band doesn't have the comedic chops. Craig Bierko is fitting for the lead singer jerk. But the two writers Donal Lardner Ward and Tony Guma should not be lead actors. They really need to search for better comedians to do those roles. The writing is broadly unfunny, and the performances are generally flat.


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