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The Wackness

Rating:R (for pervasive drug use, language and some sexuality)
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:July 3, 2008
Running time:95 minutes
Cast:Ben Kingsley, Famke Janssen, Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby, Mary-Kate Olsen
Director:Jonathan Levine
Producer:Keith Calder
Writer:Jonathan Levine
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Description: It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop and wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana--but change is in the air. The newly-inaugurated mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against "crimes" like noisy portable radios, graffiti and public drunkenness. Set against this backdrop, Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before college selling dope throughout New York City, trading it with his shrink for therapy, while crushing on his step-daughter.

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