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Glory Daze (1995)

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With college graduation pending, the old gang tries to avoid the inevitability of breaking up and going forward with their lives.

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Rich Wilkes

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Jack
Sam Rockwell ... Rob
Megan Ward ... Joanie
French Stewart ... Dennis
Vien Hong ... Slosh
Vinnie DeRamus Vinnie DeRamus ... Mickey
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Dina (as Kristin Bauer)
Alyssa Milano ... Chelsea
John Rhys-Davies ... Luther
Lance Wilson-White ... Stew
Mary Woronov ... Joanie's Mom
Tegan West Tegan West ... Doc
Matthew McConaughey ... Rental Truck Guy
Sean Whalen ... Flunky
Christine Klotz ... Graduation Woman
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It's two days before graduation, and Jack is having serious doubts about the future. The old gang is breaking up - Rob is moving to L.A. with his girlfriend; Dennis is finishing his third degree and going to grad school in Michigan; Slosh has dropped out of school and stays drunk all the time; and Mickey, who still has a year of school to go, seems tired of the scene and wishes he had the guts to tell his friend Chelsea how he feels about her. As Jack looks out at his four years in Santa Cruz, he wonders if this isn't the best time of his life, and he wonders whether it might be a mistake to let it all go just because of graduation. As his pals also get glimpses of life after college, he decides he's not going to leave, that he's going to live his glory days a little longer. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Rated R for strong language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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27 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey appeared in Dazed and Confused (1993). See more »

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Jack: Mom, dad, you both screwed up your lives. Now back off and give me a chance to screw up mine.
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References Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend (1992) See more »

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Runnin' On Go
Written by New Bomb Turks (as The New Bomb Turks)
Performed by New Bomb Turks (as The New Bomb Turks)
© 1984 Wacky Music
Courtesy of Crypt Records
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Before they were stars
4 March 2004 | by grahamclarkeSee all my reviews

Before you get excited about a cast that includes the likes of Brendan Fraser, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon and Leah Remini, ("The King of Queens"), let it be stated for the record that the sum total of screen time for these four players is something in the region of three minutes. At the time they were marked as new talent to be watched; before they became stars.

College comedies tend to be crude and downright stupid. While "Glory Daze" does have it's moments of such things it is redeemed by some good ensemble playing. Being the story of a bunch of guys renting a house it's crucial that the bond between the characters of this disparate group be palpable. In this, director Rich Wilkes has succeeded. While dealing with the serious issue of making decisions which will affect the rest of one's life, "Glory Daze" remains light, never losing sight of what it set out to be; a fun movie.

While it's not a whole lot of fun, it is watchable. Ben Affleck is surprisingly good in this early role, but that in itself is a back handed compliment, since it also indicates how little he's developed with his elevation to big star status. Sam Rockwell's humor and reticent charm never fails to work, though he's not called upon to do much. French Stewart is less irritating that one may expect as too is Alyssa Milano.

Interesting mainly for the cast, "Glory Daze' has a nice feel to it, but not one to seek out.


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