Take Me Home Tonight

Synopsis: It's the late 1980s, when Wall Street is riding high, and it seems as if the entire country is cashing in on the bumper profits. Disgusted with the materialism that surrounds him, Matt Franklin, a brilliant young MIT graduate, has walked out on his well-paid position at a local lab and taken a low-level job as a video clerk, much to his father Bill's consternation. And the crises keep piling up in Matt's life. His best buddy Barry has just gotten fired from his job, his brainy sister Wendy is getting hitched to her vapid boyfriend Kyle, and the gorgeous Tori Frederking, long-time object of Matt's unattainable adoration, is suddenly back in the picture. Now, on one wild, woolly and irresponsible evening, everything is coming to a head, with explosive results.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Michael Dowse
Production: Relativity Media
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

From Timings by:
Deepak Bhatia

Tori Frederking is back.

Her parents sent her to Europe for

the summer as a graduation gift...

...but she's back. Now I have 3 confirmed

sitings of her in this mall.

Matt, I don't care about Tori Frederking.

I care about her, aged to perfection.

- Daddy likie.

- Barry, you gotta focus here, man.

I'm talking about "The Frederking".

You have to focus, okay.

That was in the 10th grade. You got Truth

or Dared into a closet with the girl.

That was literally, seven

minutes in heaven.

When we got out of that closet, she told

everyone at the party that I was...

- an amazing kisser.

- An amazing kisser.

- She did!

- But, you didn't kiss her.

You spent seven minutes shitting your pants

and not making a move.

I know, that's what makers her so

f***ing awesome.

When I got out of the closet, everyone

started ragging on me for choking.

She lied and said I was an amazing kisser.

- Pretty stellar move, huh.

- To the max.

Oh my god. I've been hearing this story

since we shared our mothers uterus.

Oh, and by the way, did you have the balls

to ask her out after that?

- I can't remember...

- No, but only because I never had my "in".

- Don't do this!

- Don't do this!

- Hey!

- Hey!

- Come on.

- Come on..

- How do you always know what I'm gonna say?

- How do you always know what I'm gonna say?

- F***!

- F***!

You guys are really freaking me out

with the twins sh*t.

Watch and learn brother. I'm going in.

Eye of the tiger, buddy.

I tiger.

- Don't like how this looks.

- No, no good.

So uh, so you like uh, music?

I hate it!

Swing and a miss.

Oh, not the book Barry.

No, no. Not the art of war. Oh God.

You ever read Sun Tzu's "Art of War"?

I have. It's amazing.

Give you my number.

I'll loan it to you. Get back to me, at a

later date, of your choosing.

And we'll have, I don't know, a bottle of

chilled white Zin.

I'm free on uh, Saturday.

Call me.

Shermer High Class of 84.


Take Me Home Tonight

Ronald Reagan:
"Win one for the Gipper".

- Hey Tori.

- Hey guys.

Whew. This humpback whale just swims

right by me, right.

I've never felt so scared in my life.

That's when it hit me.

This is what I want to do with my life.

This is what I want others to do.

See. That's why the second I got back to LA...

boom... opened Mint Travel.

Wait, you own it?

Yeah dude.

Went to the bank, got a loan. Pieces fell

right into place.

So what about you, I

thought you went to uh...

- MIT!

- MIT!

I just graduated. But uh, I hated it.

Yeah it was all like, theory and machines...

I was on this one way highway...

I was like...

You know... rest stop, please.

So this is a rest stop?

Oh yeah. This is totally temporary.

You know what you should do? You

should travel.

See the world. Find your hump-back whale.

You come see me, ok?

Seriously, it's the slow season right now.

Everbody's at work or school. Perfect time

for Matt to shine.

You take care man.

- Excuse me.

- Oh, I'm sorry.

Hey, don't I know you?

Well I don't think so.

No, I do. I know you from somewhere.

- Oh, you went to Sherman, didn't you.

- I did!

- That must be it.

- Yeah, me too!

- Oh weird.

- I actually think you were in my homeroom.


Yeah, you were the really smart kid.

You won the attendance award... every year.


- It's me, Tori.

- Matt Franklin.

I knew I knew you from somewhere... cool!

So... er... ah... what are you up too?

Well, uh...

I went to Duke and I

graduated, with honors.

Yeah. And then I got awarded this

internship at Drexel Burnham.

So, I moved back.

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