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Adventureland

Year:
Duration:
Argentina:107 min | USA:107 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
Greg Mottola
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2009-04-03
Filming Locations: Beaver, Pennsylvania, USA
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $5,722,039 (USA) (5 April 2009)
Gross: $16,025,394 (USA) (24 May 2009)
Cast
Actor
Character
Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
Adventureland
Jesse Eisenberg
James Brennan
Kelsey Ford
Arlene
Michael Zegen
Eric
Ryan McFarland
Brad
Jack Gilpin
Mr. Brennan
Wendie Malick
Mrs. Brennan
Matt Bush
Tommy Frigo
Todd Cioppa
Velvet Touch Manager
Stephen Mast
Rich
Kristen Wiig
Paulette
Bill Hader
Bobby
Martin Starr
Joel
Adam Kroloff
Adult Contestant
Kevin Breznahan
Molly Hatchet T-Shirt Guy
Marc Grapey
Panda Con Dad
Ryan Reynolds
Mike Connell
Paige Howard
Sue O'Malley
Dan Bittner
Pete O'Malley
Moe Slinger
Loud Kid #1
Jesse Slinger
Loud Kid #2
Jack Baldwin
Barfing Kid
Barret Hackney
Munch
Margarita Levieva
Lisa P.
Kimisha Renee Davis
Kelly
Russell Steinberg
Foreigner Tribute Band Singer
Andrew Ransom
Foreigner Tribute Band Member
Joe Sanderson
Foreigner Tribute Band Member
Cliff Chien
Foreigner Tribute Band Member
Rob Orr
Foreigner Tribute Band Member
Eric Schaeffer
Foreigner Tribute Band Member
Vanessa Hope
Ronnie Connell
Josh Pais
Mr. Lewin
Mary Birdsong
Francy
Gennaro DiSilvio
Nicky
Alexis Ferrante
Nicky's Girlfriend
Joe Pawlenko
Nicky's Pal
Zachary Palmer
Joel's Younger Brother
Declan Baldwin
Male Customer
Ian Harding
Wealthy Prepster
Ashtin Petrella
Prepster's Girlfriend
Amy Landis
Mrs. Ostrow
Janine Viola
Mrs. Frigo
Alana Hixson
Pretty Girl #1
Erin Cappiccie
Pretty Girl #2
Cristina Aloe
Girl at Ping Pong Game (uncredited)
Jeremy Ambler
Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Tony Amen
Pedestrian in Amusement Park (uncredited)
Elysia Annacini
Amusement Park Patron (uncredited)
Aaron Bernard
Adventure Guest (uncredited)
Evan Alex Cole
Prepster Friend
Caroline Collins
Eric's Mother (uncredited)
Matt Croyle
Connell's Friend (uncredited)
Joe Dolan
Park Patron (uncredited)
Dave Eveler
Park Attendant (uncredited)
Minda Fisher
Park Mom (uncredited)
Joe Forgione
Prepster's Friend 1
Jeffrey Jones
Bartender (uncredited)
William Kania
Short Order Cook (uncredited)
Lisa Lamendola
Foxy Cougar (uncredited)
Stephanie Macdougall
Park Patron (uncredited)
Zach Markel
Jerry (uncredited)
Sean P. McCarthy
Amusement Park Patron (uncredited)
David Dale McCue
Park Patron (uncredited)
Christopher Mele
Amusement Park Patron (uncredited)
Doug Michaels
Park Patron (uncredited)
Jeremy Moon
Park Patron (uncredited)
Jackson Nunn
Dancer (uncredited)
Jared Pfennigwerth
Party Guest (uncredited)
Krista Ream
Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Brenna Roth
Punk Rocker (uncredited)
Brandee Sanders
80's girl (uncredited)
Logan C. Sayre
Arcade Boy (uncredited)
Cory Tucek
Extra (uncredited)
Blase Ward
Park Employee (uncredited)
Michael Wendt
Park Patron (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
There are several easter eggs on the film's Blu-Ray release including an unseen clip from Ryan Reynolds and a clip of Kristen Stewart creating an elaborate plan to sneak into the Razzmatazz dance club.
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Adventureland was filmed in Pittsburgh, PA. The amusement park in the movie is known as Kennywood Park. The rides shown in the movie are actual rides, although the names of the games have been changed.
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The real Adventureland park is located in Farmingdale, New York on Long Island.
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Goofs
Near the end of the movie after James finds out about Em & Connell, Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days" can be heard playing over the park's loudspeakers. If you have subtitles on, the subtitle states "Safety Dance" (by Men Without Hats) as the song playing.
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When Em is watching the Poison video, "I Want Action", you can clearly see a man in the reflection on the television, but Em is the only person in the room.
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Joel asserts that the famous aphorism "Fortune favors the bold' was written by the Roman poet Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70-19 BC), but in fact, it was written by the Roman playwright Terence (Publius Terentius Afer, 185-159 BC) in his play Phormio. The phrase is often associated with Virgil's epic poem, the Aeneid, appearing in book 10 line 284, in a slightly different form. The overeducated Joel should know better.
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Quotes
Mike Connell: [watching Lisa P] It's nice when Paulette's got the day off. Put that disco station on.
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Rich: I saw Em and Connell in his car.
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James Brennan: [Falco's Rock Me Amadeus song is played once again at the amusement park] Jesus Fucking Christ! They play this song like 20 times a day!
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Faq
Q
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
A
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Adventureland can be found here.
Q
What song plays when Lisa P is back?
A
'Tops' by The Rolling Stones. The rest of the songs can be found here.
Q
Is "Adventureland" based on a book?
A
No. Adventureland was filmed from a screenplay by American film-maker Greg Mottola, who also directed the movie. Mottola based his film on Adventureland, an amusement park in Farmingdale, New York where Mottola worked in the 1980s.
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Photos from cast
Kristen Stewart