Director: Richard Linklater Cast: Jayce Bartok, Amie Carey, Nicky Katt
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Director Richard Linklater and writer/actor Eric Bogosian collaborated on this adaptation of Bogosian's play about a handful of people edging into their 20's who seem like the poor relations of the genial eccentrics in Linklater's Slacker. While the Texas bohemians in Slacker has their myriad obsessions to keep them occupied (even if they didn't do much about them), SubUrbia's protagonists have few if any clear goals and hang out not as a means of killing time, but as a way of life. Jeff (Giovanni Ribisi) talks about going back to college some day while he lives in a tent in his parents' garage. His girlfriend Sooze (Amie Carey) imagines herself a performance artist; most of her "work" is displayed in he parking lot of a convenience store, though she often talks about moving to New York. Tim (Nicky Katt) was bounced from the Air Force and spends his evenings soaking up alcohol and bitterness. Buff (Steve Zahn) is obsessed with pizza and is content with his reputation as the wacky guy who will do anything. And Bee-Bee (Dina Spybey) is Sooze's best friend, just out of rehab, with her willpower hanging by a thread. It's a big night in front of the convenience store; Pony (Jayce Bartok), who used to play guitar at school dances, has become a rock star, and promises to stop by after his show at the local hockey arena (none of his friends have the money to see him play). Meanwhile, the American work ethic is represented by Nazeer (Ajay Naidu), an immigrant from Pakistan who runs the store where the kids hang out; he's sick to death of them, and lives for the day when he gets his engineering degree and never has to see their faces again. Bogosian has said this play (and in particular the character of Jeff) was freely drawn from his own post-teenage years.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/1998
UPC: 0053939250930
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jayce Bartok Pony
Amie Carey Sooze
Nicky Katt Tim
Ajay Naidu Nazeer
Parker Posey Erica
Giovanni Ribisi Jeff
Samia Shoaib Pakeesa
Dina Spybey Bee-Bee
Steve Zahn Buff

Technical Credits
Richard Linklater Director
Sandra Adair Editor
Alycia Aumuller Casting
Beck Songwriter
Layton Blaylock Cinematographer
Eric Bogosian Songwriter,Screenwriter
Bill Carter Songwriter
Lee Daniel Cinematographer
Melanie Armstrong Fletcher Costumes/Costume Designer
Kim Gordon Songwriter
Catherine Hardwicke Production Designer
Judy Henderson Casting
James Alan Hensz Asst. Director
Michelle Madison Camera Operator
Money Mark Songwriter
Lizzie Curry Martinez Casting
Thurston Moore Songwriter
Randall Poster Musical Direction/Supervision
Lee Ranaldo Songwriter
Seth Reed Art Director
Dennis Reynolds Camera Operator
Steve Shelley Songwriter
Ferrell A. Shinnick Camera Operator
John Sloss Executive Producer
Anne Walker-McBay Producer
Ralph Watson Camera Operator

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SubUrbia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is an awesome movie about growing up in a small town with nothing to do. boredome kicks in and besides getting loaded with your friends at small lame parties, you desperately want to leave your town.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie entices you with action and drama as it displays the lives of many dead end teenagers who have hit a wall and cannot move onward with their life. In the movie we can actually see this wall as a bunch of 20 year olds hang around behind a convinience store in front of an old wall which is pretty much the only setting we ever see.It is an enticing movie about burn out kids who have never achieved their goals yet they still dream and are lost in the fanatsy world where they cannot escape,but try to lie to themselves and withdraw from society,which has crumbled around them and cut off their chances of success.