Career Opportunities

Synopsis: Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target dressing room, and awakes to find that she is locked in the store overnight with the janitor, Jim, the town "no hoper" and liar. A decision to go to L.A. is established, but first they must get through the night. A relationship develops, only to be interrupted by a break in by two petty criminals.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Bryan Gordon
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

- He does not.

Hoover Fey says his tongue's gonna

hang out his mouth the rest of his life.

And when he dies,

at the funeral they're

gonna put a mask on him.

Do I have to listen to this

while I'm eating?

Let's talk about

something else.

Josie McClellan

moved to New York.

She did not.

I saw her today.

I don't know

how you could.

I heard she got tired of

taking care of her father,

and she told him

to jump in a lake,

and left to get her M.B.A.

In high-fashion design...

at the University

of New York City.

I just saw her at the gas station

in living color.

We had a cup

of java together.

I'm gonna take Lou Selby's

word over yours any day.

Lou Selby's a drunk.

For a guy who's just

lost his umpteenth job,

you sure are handy

with the tongue sword.

- You got canned again?

- Well, he didn't get canned.

He got fired.

That's gotta be a record.

Not only are you

an obnoxious slug,

but you're a freeloading

obnoxious slug.

You should talk.

In your mid-forties,

still living at home.

I'm twenty-four,

and I pay rent.

- So do I.

- You did pay rent.

Dad, you mean you're

cutting my rent?

Hell, no!

You're not paying rent because

you don't have a job or any money.

You're out of school and you live

in this house, you pay rent.

# I wanna stay home #

# I wanna stay home

right here #

# I wanna stay home

today #

Jim! Yo, Jim!

Jim, wake up!

Hey, get up!

Get u-u-up!

# When my day begins ##

You know, getting this job,

restoring your faith and pride in me

is a number-1 priority.

Priority ought to be making

something of yourself.

That's right up there.

When I was your age, I couldn't wait

to get out of my folks' house.

I love living at home.

I don't think this is such

a great place for me to work.


say I don't get this job,

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John Hughes

An American filmmaker. Beginning as an author of humorous essays and stories for National Lampoon, he went on to write, produce and sometimes direct some of the most successful live-action comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. Most of Hughes's work is set in the Chicago metropolitan area. He is best known for his coming-of-age teen comedy films which often combined magic realism with honest depictions of suburban teenage life. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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