R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter.
"The What?" performed by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Method Man is playing while Luke visits his supplier Percy, who was played by Method Man.
Life has a funny way of turning you into the one thing you don't want to be.
On the "honeymoon" the kids take, Faith Evan's "You Used to Love Me" is heard playing on the boom-box. The story takes place in the summer of 1994, while Evan's single wasn't released until 1995, nearly a year later.
When the Sony Pictures Classics logo appears at the very beginning and at the very end of the film, the word "classics" is erased and replaced with a graffiti rendering of the same word.
$138,401 (USA) (6 July 2008)
$2,077,116 (USA) (23 October 2008)
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