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The Wackness

Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, who just happens to be the doctors daughter. This is a coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, music and what it takes to be a man.

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Released: Jan 18th, 2008
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

The Wackness Main Cast

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Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
plays Dr. Jeffrey Squires
Josh Peck
Josh Peck
plays Luke Shapiro
Famke Beumer Janssen
Famke Beumer Janssen
plays Kristin Squires
Olivia Thirlby
Olivia Thirlby
plays Stephanie
Mary-Kate Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen
plays Union
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): An establishing shot of a Long Island Railroad train shows a train with model M-7 cars. The M-7 railcar was not introduced into service until 2002.
  • The first song in the movie that Luke is listening to on his headphones is "The World Is Yours" which features the lyric: "I sip the Dom P, watchin' Gandhi 'til I'm charged." Ben Kingsley won an Oscar for portraying Gandhi in 1982.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): On the "honeymoon" the kids take, Faith Evan's "You Used to Love Me" is heard playing on the boom-box. The story takes place in the summer of 1994, while Evan's single wasn't released until 1995, nearly a year later.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): When Stephanie offers to help Dr. Squires "tag" his belongings before he moves out, the CD she writes on is "Scarlet's Walk" by Tori Amos, which was released in 2002, 8 years after the movie is set.
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