A romantic comedy about two trashy couples travelling to Reno to see a monster truck show.

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Jordan Brady

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natasha Richardson ... Darlene Dodd
Holmes Osborne ... Doc Tuley
Billy Bob Thornton ... Lonnie Earl Dodd
Patrick Swayze ... Roy Kirkendall
Charlize Theron ... Candy Kirkendall
Billy O'Sullivan ... Lonnie Earl III
Galvin Chapman Galvin Chapman ... Lane Dodd
Kelsey Chapman Kelsey Chapman ... Lacy Dodd
Cleo King ... June
Chelcie Ross ... Fred Bush
Brent Briscoe ... Russell Whitehead
Mark Fauser Mark Fauser ... Boyd
Aszue Wilson Aszue Wilson ... Mini-Mart Cashier
Hody Porterfield Hody Porterfield ... Hodie at the Big Texan
Jo Harvey Allen ... Waitress at Big Texan
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Storyline

Roy and Candy and Lonnie Earl and Darlene are two married couples who thought they knew one another, until they decided to take their dream vacation together. Hitting the road in a brand-new SUV, they're having the time of their lives until something funny happens on the way to the monster truck show in Reno. Turns out Lonnie Earl has a thing for Candy, and when evidence of this starts to surface, things really start to heat up.

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This outrageous road trip really heats up! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Patrick Swayze and Natasha Richardson passed away six months apart in 2009, only seven short years after making this film. See more »

Goofs

When Candy and Darlene are sitting at the makeup mirror in the hotel visiting, the strap on Darlene's left shoulder disappears and reappears several times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Darlene: You know, relationships can be a lot like a loaf of bread. At the beginning they're hot and fresh and you can always get a rise. But with time, if you don't knead them carefully, they grow old and stale. Now I know that life ain't no Easy Bake Oven. With the kids and my husband's job, it's almost as if we've forgotten to add the yeast. So I'm hoping the trip to Reno with our best friends, Candy & Roy, will be just what the doctor ordered.
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Connections

References Parenthood (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

No Parking (On the Dance Floor)
Written by Vincent Calloway, Bobby Lovelace and William Simmons
Performed by Jimi Englund and Greg Herzenach
Courtesy of Hurlyburly Music
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Grown up 'American Pie'
7 October 2004 | by GraniteQuarrySee all my reviews

I found this film on satellite one night, hadn't heard of it so sat down to watch - and spent the next 90 mins laughing!! Great lines delivered deadpan by a great cast, never thought I'd hear such witty banter (definitely very crude at times!!) said by such a cast. I especially enjoyed the lines from Patrick Swayze, I haven't seen him in anything in years since the 'Roadhouse' days and he made me laugh bigtime, do more comedy Mr.Swayze!!

Not a brain teaser or Oscar winner by any means, but definitely worth a watch if you want some laughter.

My rating - 8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2002 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Waking Up in Reno See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,930, 27 October 2002

Gross USA:

$267,109

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$374,312
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1.85 : 1
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