Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, who just happens to be the doctors daughter. This is a coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, music and what it takes to be a man.

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  1. Jonathan Levine

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ben Kingsley

    Ben Kingsley

    Dr. Squires

  2. Famke Janssen

    Famke Janssen

    Kristin Squires

  3. Josh Peck

    Josh Peck

    Luke Shapiro

  4. Olivia Thirlby

    Olivia Thirlby


  5. Mary-Kate Olsen

    Mary-Kate Olsen


  6. Jane Adams

    Jane Adams


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $2,899,975.00

Homepage http://www.sonyclassics.com/thewackness/

Release Information

  • July 3, 2008
    R, Theatrical



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