Kicking and Screaming

Kicking and Screaming

Director: Noah Baumbach Cast: Josh Hamilton, Olivia D'Abo, Carlos Jacott

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Overview

Inspired by the advent of Seattle's grunge music sound and popular films such as Slacker (1991) and Singles (1992), the Generation X comedy-drama was born. Typified by characters in their early twenties sharing an abundance of education, a lack of career direction, stunted romantic aspirations and an obsession with popular culture, one of the better examples of the genre was Kicking and Screaming. Josh Hamilton stars as Grover, a recent college graduate and aspiring writer depressed over the departure of his girlfriend Jane (Olivia d'Abo) for a fellowship in Prague. Josh's best friends are in a similar predicament. Skippy (Jason Wiles) is a classic slacker couch potato still attending classes despite having graduated, while the philosophical Max (Chris Eigeman) and Otis (Carlos Jacott), a mechanical engineer, both remain unemployed. Tenth-year student Chet (Eric Stoltz), who works at a local bar and has still not finished his education, serves as a cautionary tale for the four unmotivated pals. Kicking and Screaming was the debut of writer and director Noah Baumbach and the first of several cinematic collaborations between him and actors Eigeman and Stoltz.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2006
UPC: 0715515019828
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 27,589

Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by writer-director Noah Baumbach; New Dolby Digital 5.1 audio remix; New video interview with Baumbach; New video interview with Baumbach; New video conversations featuring Baumbach and cast members Chris Eigeman, Josh Hamilton, and Carlos Jacott; Rare deleted scenes; Conrad and Butler in "Conrad and Butler Take a Vacation," a short film from 2000, directed by Baumbach and starring Kicking and Screaming cast members Carlos Jacott and John Lehr; Brief 1995 interviews with Baumbach and the cast, orginally broadcast on IFC; Theatrical trailer; Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Plus: a new essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Josh Hamilton Grover
Olivia D'Abo Jane
Carlos Jacott Otis
Christopher Eigeman Max
Eric Stoltz Chet
Parker Posey Miami
Jason Wiles Skippy
Elliott Gould Grover's Dad
Jonathan Baumback Actor
Noah Baumbach Actor
Cara Buono Kate
Dean Cameron Zach
Peter Czernin Lester
David DeLuise Bouncer
Solier Fagundez Stunt Knight #2
Sam Gould Pete
Jason S. Kassin Freddy
Catherine Kellner Gail
John Lehr Louis
Chris Reed Friedrich
Perrey Reeves Amy
Marissa Ribisi Charlotte
Eliza Roberts Josselyn
Richard Tacchino Singing Freshman #2
Sal Viscuso Bar Teacher

Technical Credits
Noah Baumbach Director,Screenwriter
Michael J. Allowitz Asst. Director
Mark Amin Producer
Carol Baum Executive Producer
Steven Bernstein Cinematographer
Jason Blum Associate Producer
Joel Castleberg Producer
Mary Jane Fort Costumes/Costume Designer
Sandy Gallin Producer
J. Kathleen Gibson Editor
Phillip B. Goldfine Co-producer
Andrew Hersh Co-producer
Ellie Kanner Casting
Jeremy Kramer Associate Producer
Phil Marshall Score Composer
Dan Whifler Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kicking and Screaming
1. Graduation Night [11:28]
2. Three Months Later [2:20]
3. Cookie Man [6:04]
4. "Like Ray Carver Meets Fitzgerald" [2:42]
5. "Cougars. Cougars. Cougars!" [5:55]
6. The Hole [3:15]
7. "I Gotta Sleep With a Freshman" [3:38]
8. Fall Semester [1:33]
9. Max and Miami [2:27]
10. "I'm Not Attracted to So Many Spelling Mistakes" [2:13]
11. Book Club [4:06]
12. Midterms [5:47]
13. "Potato Is an Entrée?" [1:32]
14. Only One Month Until Christmas Vacation! [1:40]
15. "Find a Balance" [3:23]
16. "I'm Going to Write It Down" [8:28]
17. Finals [6:14]
18. "What if We Did Have a Love Affair?" [5:11]
19. 'How Do You Make God Laugh?" [6:18]
20. "I Wish We Were an Old Couple" [12:04]
21. Color Bars [:01]
1. Conrad Needs a Vacation [3:30]
2. Nana and Beebo's Place [11:26]
3. Drinking Games [9:50]
4. "Let's Knock the Wheels Off the Tram!" [5:13]

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Kicking and Screaming 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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This is literally my favorite movie of all time. It's just so quotable! "Are you wearing mascara?" "No...yes".
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For anyone that went to college in the 90's, this movie hits right at home. Dark humor and intelligence cover this movie from start to finish. Go Cougars. To understand the last statement, you need to watch the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the quintessential college grad film (unless you majored in business, teaching or other job on demand degrees). the anxiety, the self-deprication, the fear of the future is all there and in riotously funny form (every line in the movie is an allusive joke).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Terrific film. The fact that you can't get this title on DVD is beyond belief!