R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
Cameo (Ian Harding) : As the wealthy prepster who calls James Brennan (Einsberg) 'carnival boy'
I saw Em and Connell in his car.
Tommy Frigo: What were they doing in the car, Rich?
Rich: They were doing push-ups in his car. They didn't have any pants on.
Tommy Frigo: No pants. Naked push ups, retard, for fucking! James, they were fucking!
James Brennan: Frigo, Frigo shut up. When did you ...
In the New York City scene near the end, the pedestrian signals clearly showed the hand and walking man symbol, which were not used in New York City until the early 2000s. In 1987, the pedestrian signals in the city used text "Walk" and "Don't Walk" indications, rather than the symbols.
A commercial for the Adventureland amusement park can be seen during the end credits.
CAD 597,847 (Canada) (5 April 2009)
$16,025,394 (USA) (24 May 2009)
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