Director Richard Linklater's follow-up to the 1991 surprise independent hit SLACKER, this is an affectionate but unsentimental recreation of suburban teen culture in the rock- and pot-drenched 70s.
The film follows an ensemble of more than 20 characters through their last day and night of high school in 1976. The kids separate into cliques of familiar character types--jocks and nerds, senior bullies and freshmen weaklings, potheads and eggheads, the cool and the uncool. As quarterback of
the high school football team, Randy "Pink" Floyd (Jason London) must decide whether to sign the coach's pledge to remain drug-free or to continue to indulge with his friends;...