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Overview

John Hughes strip-mines familiar terrain -- in this case his own past successes -- in this comedy that Hughes produced and scripted, directed by Bryan Gordon. Frank Whaley stars as Jim Dodge, a 21-year-old con-man who goes from job to job but likes to put on a facade of success. As Career Opportunities begins, he has just been fired from another job and has been hired by the local Target store manager (played by an un-credited John Candy) as the night cleanup boy. After the manager locks Jim in the store ...
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Overview

John Hughes strip-mines familiar terrain -- in this case his own past successes -- in this comedy that Hughes produced and scripted, directed by Bryan Gordon. Frank Whaley stars as Jim Dodge, a 21-year-old con-man who goes from job to job but likes to put on a facade of success. As Career Opportunities begins, he has just been fired from another job and has been hired by the local Target store manager (played by an un-credited John Candy) as the night cleanup boy. After the manager locks Jim in the store overnight, he goes on a binge -- playing with the skates, eating candy, watching television, and blasting the stereos. But then Jim discovers that he is not the only person in the store. Also there is rich girl Josie McClellan (Jennifer Connelly) who is spending the night in the store to get her father worried about her. Although Jim knew Josie in high school, when Josie wouldn't even give him the time of day, here they click like two castanets and they romp around the store aisles to a pounding rock score. But just at the moment when Jim and Josie plan to run away together with the $52,000 Josie holds in her purse, two low-rent comic thieves -- Nestor Pyle (Dermot Mulroney) and Gil Kinney (Kieran Mulroney) -- break into the store and Jim and Josie decide to stick it out, saving the store from the bumbling crooks.
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Special Features

Production notes; Cast and filmmaker bios; Film highlights; Theatrical trailer; Web links
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/1998
  • UPC: 025192041822
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,741

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Whaley Jim Dodge
Jennifer Connelly Josie McClellan
Dermot Mulroney Nestor Pyle
John M. Jackson Bud Dodge
Kieran Mulroney Gil Kinney
Barry Corbin Officer Don
John Candy C.D. Marsh (uncredited)
Jenny O'Hara Dotty Dodge
Noble Willingham Roger Roy McClellan
Pam Dixon
Lou Walker Farmer in Cafe
Nada Despotovich Penny Dodge
Reid Binion Cal Dodge
Denise Galik Lorraine
Wilbur Fitzgerald Bob Bosenbeck
Dan Albright Dave Hockner
Marc Clement Otis
Andrew Winton Boy #1
Andy Greenway Boy #2
RonReaco Lee Boy #3
Danny Nelson Gas Station Owner
William Forsythe Custodian
Benji Wilhoite Stock Boy
Heidi Meyer Gilbert Girl in Car
Troy M. Gilbert Boy in Car
Royce D. Applegate Voice Only
David Arnott Voice Only
Leigh French Voice Only
Joanna Lipari Voice Only
Coleby Lombardo Voice Only
David McCharen Voice Only
Gary Schwartz Voice Only
Jonathan Stark Voice Only
Paige Pollack Voice Only
Technical Credits
Bryan Gordon Director
James Allen Production Designer
Guy Barnes Art Director
Frederic W. Brost Production Manager
E. Thomas Case Makeup
Betsy Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Pam Dixon Casting
Glenn Farr Editor
Troy M. Gilbert Stunts
John Hughes Producer, Screenwriter
Kathe Klopp Set Decoration/Design
Karen Koch Production Designer
Hunt Lowry Producer
Donald M. McAlpine Cinematographer
Lora Lee Michel Executive Producer
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Peck Prior Editor
G. Marq Roswell Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Scott Stunts
Paul Sylbert Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter List
1. An Assassination [1:56]
2. The Town Liar (Main Titles) [3:39]
3. Fired Again [1:41]
4. The Target Team [2:25]
5. Josie at Home [3:59]
6. A Limo to Work [:42]
7. Are You a Slacker? [2:15]
8. You're Locking Me In? [3:32]
9. Are You all right ? [1:35]
10. Do You Hear Me? [1:08]
11. Would You Go With Me Somewhere? [5:51]
12. Pay Back [1:39]
13. Late Night Visitors [5:43]
14. Confrontation [4:03]
15. The Power of Speech [1:58]
16. One Good Lookin' Ball of Trouble [5:59]
17. Turning Tables [1:16]
18. So Cool [1:54]
19. End Titles [3:59]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Bonus Materials
      Production Notes
      Cast & Filmmakers
         Frank Whaley as Jim Dodge
         Jennifer Connelly as Josie McClellan
         Dermot Mulroney as Nestor Pyle
         Bryan Gordon- Director
      Universal Web Links
   Languages
   Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    while watching this movie i learned that being stuck in a Target store isn't all that bad actually its pretty fun you know the guy who's a janitor and the pretty girl who shoplifts i enjoyed this movie i really did

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