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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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  • "The What?" performed by The Notorious B.I.G. feat. 'Method Man' is playing when Luke visits his supplier Percy, who happens to be played by Method Man himself.
  • 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): Curlz, the font used on Stephanie's yearbook page, was not released until 1995.
  • The scene in which Luke dances and the pavement lights up is a reference to Michael Jackson's video to his song "Billie Jean".
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