The Wackness

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NYC. Summer 1994. The girls were fly. The music was dope. And Luke was just trying to deal. Even though 18-year-old Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is stashing away loads of cash dealing pot, he's still a virgin, his family may be evicted, and his only friend... read more

NYC. Summer 1994. The girls were fly. The music was dope. And Luke was just trying to deal. Even though 18-year-old Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is stashing away loads of cash dealing pot, he's still a virgin, his family may be evicted, and his only friend is his eccentric shrink and client, Dr. Jeffrey Squires (Oscar®-winner* Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast, House of Sand and Fog), who is intent on living life to the fullest. But when Squires' party girl stepdaughter Stephanie (Juno's Olivia Thirlby) opens her heart, Luke learns that love, no matter how long it lasts, can turn a life that is wack, totally dope. With surprising performances from Famke Janssen, Mary-Kate Olsen and Method Man, and a pulsing hip-hop score, this exuberant coming-of-age comedy captures a season of discovery with wit and warmth.

Original Release

07/25/2008

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Cast

Ben Kingsley Dr. Squires
Josh Peck Luke Shapiro
Famke Janssen Mrs. Squires
Mary-Kate Olsen Union
Method Man Percy
Olivia Thirlby Stephanie
Jane Adams Eleanor
Aaron Yoo Justin
Talia Balsam Mrs. Shapiro
David Wohl Mr. Shapiro
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jonathan Levine

Writers

Jonathan Levine

Cast

Ben Kingsley Dr. Squires
Josh Peck Luke Shapiro
Famke Janssen Mrs. Squires
Mary-Kate Olsen Union
Method Man Percy
Olivia Thirlby Stephanie
Jane Adams Eleanor
Aaron Yoo Justin
Talia Balsam Mrs. Shapiro
David Wohl Mr. Shapiro
Bob Dishy Subway Musician
Joanna Merlin Grandma Shapiro
Shannon Briggs Bodyguard #1
Roy Milton Davis Homeless Man
Alexander Flores Kid in Bar
Ross Levine Blunt Boy
Ken Marks Oliver
Kiah Fredricks Police Officer #1
Robert Armstrong Principal Edwards
Flint Beverage Bartender

Producers

Editors

Josh Noyes

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