VHS Title: "Clueless - Sex. Clothes. Popularity.    Whatever."

PROFILE

Title
Clueless

Description
It's not easy being the most popular and glamorous girl at Beverly Hills High. Especially when you're the envy of scheming Betties (female babes), persistent Barneys (unattractive guys), loser loadies (potheads), and teachers who go postal (freak out) when you turn your homework in late! Yet somehow 15-year-old Cher (Alicia Silverstone) keeps it all together, even finding time for extracurricular projects like finding a love match for her debate class teacher (Wallace Shawn), and giving a dowdy friend (Brittany Murphy) a fashion makeover. But Cher's tidy world starts too unravel with the sudden appearance of two total Baldwins (hunks): a sexy and stylish new classmate (Justin Walker), and Cher's square but cute "ex-stepbrother" (Paul Rudd). Now Cher is about to learn that when it comes to love, she's...well, Clueless.

Alicia Silverstone is "absolutely perfect" (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview) in this hip, sassy comedy that's "wickedly funny" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) and majorly chronic (for translation, watch the movie!).

ISBN / Bar Code number
0-7921-3793-0 / 0 9736-33215-3 8

Video Format
1.33:1 (4:3) / Full screen

Audio Format
Hi-Fi Stereo

Tape Count
One (1)

Language(s)
English

Genre
Comedy / Romance

Subtitles
--

Rated
PG-13 | For sex-related dialogue and some teen use of alcohol and drugs

Specification
Color

Production / Company
Paramount Pictures

Item Number
33215

Closed Captioning
None

Released
[Movie release] July 19, 1995 / [VHS release] May 26, 1996

Run Time
Approx. 97 minutes (actual time 1:44:37)

Copyright
©1995 by Paramount Pictures All Rights Reserved.

Other Formats
DVD, BluRay

Quoted Reviews
"TWO THUMBS UP!" - Siskel & Ebert

Other
As shown on the pictures, the VHS cover art says "Whatever." On the official poster promoting the film's release, it says "Is there a problem here?" after "Sex. Clothes. Popularity."

Awards
National Board of Review, USA (1995) <Won>
Best Breakthrough Performer — Alicia Silverstone

New York Film Critics Circle Awards (1995) <Second place>
Best Screenplay — Amy Heckerling

American Comedy Awards (1996) <Won>
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) — Alicia Silverstone

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1996) <Won>
Favorite Female Newcomer — Alicia Silverstone

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (1996) <Nominated>
Most Promising Actress — Alicia Silverstone

Kids' Choice Awards, USA (1996) <Nominated>
Favorite Movie Actress — Alicia Silverstone

MTV Movie Awards (1996) <Won>
Best Female Performance/Most Desirable Female — Alicia Silverstone

<Nominated>

Best Movie
Best Comedic Performance — Alicia Silverstone

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA (1996) <Won>
Best Screenplay — Amy Heckerling

Writers Guild of America, USA (1996) <Nominated>
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen — Amy Heckerling

Young Artist Awards (1996) <Nominated>
Best Family Feature - Musical or Comedy
Best Young Supporting Actress - Feature Film — Stacey Dash
Best Young Supporting Actress - Feature Film — Brittany Murphy
Best Young Leading Actress - Feature Film — Alicia Silverstone
Best Comedic Performance — Alicia Silverstone



PICTURES

Clueless


VHS Review (Posted on 08-19-2014)

"As if....!" will be a phrase you, or your younger sister/cousin/daughter, may be muttering all day.

Off the bat, with the audible sound of the perky, grotesquely brain-less teenager, you might think it's another story of why a girl can't get her way. You're absolutely right: Cher, a student from Beverly Hills High School, learns just that....the hard way. Not sure how your high school days went, but films like this help better understand why the folks in high school were unusual, and why the girls I liked were impossible to date (majority of them are still single and self-centered, just like how they were when I first met them).

Using her popularity to shift her needs and wants to her liking, Cher and her friend Dionne get their way, started off from setting up two of their strict teachers to fall in love, doing the campus a big favor. Worse, they 'adopt' a new friend, Tai, as a means of manipulation to Cher's liking—stripping off her soul and becoming a someone who admires Cher herself. From being sexually taken-advantage of, being too choosey and unsatisfied with Josh's "kooky" interests, Cher learns that you can't mold anyone to your liking. After rigorous trials and errors, using Tai to prove her high stature, and dating the best-looking guy in her class, Cher learns it can't always be about her—perfect and beautiful. She also learns of the "monster" she created with Tai—becoming the new popular girl at school having nearly been thrown off the second floor mall and everyone wanting to hear her story, instead of Cher's—failing her driving test, and seeing that she actually loves Josh, it took quite a bit of time before her thoughts summed up to such a realization. And although shopping seems to be her go-to to ease the problems she encounters, including advice from her dear father, life lessons got the best of Cher and felt it was best to learn them, even though she learned them later.

Since her father wanted a licensed person with her while driving, I found it humorous when Cher dragged Josh to tag along with her, while he was reading a book on Fredrich Nietzsche—the philosopher who stated and declared that "God is dead."

Having underwent a reality check despite her cluelessness, Cher interprets her friends' situations and her own that people are, well, the way they are. The person they are are the person they are. Sure, one can smooth out the edges off to make someone better, but in the interest of someone's hobbies and passions, that's what gravitates them in being everything they have become. What's wrong with Travis' skateboarding skills? Why is Josh interested in watching the news? I'm willing to bet the girls I grew up with wonder why I pursued video production....and why I host this website.

On this VHS includes the music video "Alright" by Supergrass—one of the soundtracks used on this movie, namely during the scene when Cher takes photos of friends, while trying to hook Tai up with Elton. The video may not have been the subtle inspiration for Ok Go's brilliantly-made videos, but it's worth a watch, for you (music) fans.

Because of the nature of simply accepting a person's differences and who they are, some may argue that the film also brings the message that "popular girls have feelings too." The popular girls I met and tried to date in my high school, even though I was one of those odd guys that few wanted to hang out with, never convinced me of such notion. Most of them are stuck in school because they can't find jobs; The jerks they dated are all in a rut as they've got no ambitions whatsoever. Like it is in Hollywood, popularity is like milk: it's stamped with an expiration date. Using your popularity for control? As the saying goes, "you can't fool everyone all the time."

I could go on but this film certainly couldn't entertain without good, psychological messages a majority of us can relate. The success of this film launched a sitcom under the same title. Nevertheless, beautiful actress Alicia Silverstone's career launched thanks to her starring role on this movie. Oh, and because ideas continue to dry up in the film industry, don't act surprised if a sequel of this film is in the works (if it hasn't been already). I'm not sure who the beautiful girl will be playing Cher, but I'm betting that the pretty Chloë Grace Moretz might play the role of Tai. Who knows?

"Tolerance is always a good lesson, even when it comes out of nowhere." - Mr. Hall

"When a boy comes, you should always have something baking." - Cher

"Getting off the freeway makes you realize how important love is." - Cher

"You're a virgin who can't drive." - Tai

Josh: "You look like Pippi Longstocking."
Cher: "You look like Forrest Gump."

"Seems like without tenderness, there's something missing." - lyrics from closing song "Tenderness" by General Public

If Clueless had a remake, or a sequel, I'm certain there'd be lots of references to selfies. And I'm sure they'll use CanvasWorld to create their collages. You should too:


© 2008-2017 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.

VHS Ratings

My Rating:
100% 0%

Fan Rating:


VHS Credits

Written and Directed by
Amy Heckerling

Produced by

Scott Rudin
and
Robert Lawrence

Director of Photography

Bill Pope

Production Designer
Steven Jordan

Film Editor
Debra Chiate

Co-Producers
Barry Berg
Adam Schroeder

Associate Producer
Twink Caplan

Costume Designer
Mona May

Unit Production Manager
Barry Berg

First Assistant Director
Richard Graves

Second Assistant Director
Daniel Silverberg

Music Supervisor
Karyn Rachtman

Music Score by
David Kitay

Casting by
Marcia S. Ross (C.S.A.)

Alicia Silverstone

Paul Rudd

Stacey Dash

Brittany Murphy

Dan Hedaya

Jeremy Sisto

Breckin Meyer
Justin Walker

Wallace Shawn
Twink Caplin

Julie Brown
Donald Fasion

An
Amy Heckerling
Film


A
Robert Lawrence
and
Scott Rudin
Production


CAST
Cher     Alicia Silverstone
Dionne     Stacey Dash
Tai     Brittany Murphy
Josh     Paul Rudd
Murray     Donald Faison
Amber     Elisa Donovan
Travis     Breckin Meyer
Elton     Jeremy Sisto
Mel Hamilton     Dan Hedaya
Lucy     Aida Linares
Mr. Wendell Hall     Wallace Shawn
Miss Toby Geist     Twink Caplan
Christian     Justin Walker
Paroudasm     Sabastian Rashidi
Principal     Herb Hall
Ms. Stoeger     Julie Brown
Heather     Susan Mohun
Summer     Nicole Bilderback
DMV Tester     Ron Orbach
Lawrence     Sean Holland
College Guy     Roger Kabler
Robber     Jace Alexander
Logan     Josh Lozoff
Priest     Carl Gottlieb
Student     Joseph D. Reitman
Bartender     Anthony Beninati
Stunt Coordinator     Patrick Romano
Stunts     Troy Robinson

Jill Stokesberry
La Faye Baker
Kelsee Devoreaux
Kealona Rosecrans
Gidget Churchill
Kevin Lemont Jackson
Woody Itson
Gary McLarty
Steve Picerni
Jimmy Romano
Chet Thomas
Danny Mayer

Choreographer     Mary Ann Kellogg
Dancers     Micki Duran

Greg Russell
Jermaine Montell
Daniella Eckert

Art Director     William Hiney
Set Decorator     Amy Wells
Camera Operator     Lawrence Karman
First Assistant Photographer     Gregor Tavenner
Second Assistant Photographer     Poly Veitzer
Steadicam     Jim Muro
Sound Mixer     David Ronne
Property Master     Dean Wilson
Assistant Property Masters     Glen R. Feldman

Scott Leslie

Lead Person     Billy Frank
Set Dressers     James La Barge

Wendy Murray
Ken Abraham
Mark Kusy

Chief Lighting Technician     Norm Glasser
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician     George Dunagan
First Company Grip     Tony Mazzucchi
Second Company Grip     Mark Gambino
Dolly Grip     Steven W. Gage
Grips     Shawn Whalan

Larry McCarron
"Rambo" Fitzgerald
Michael Carter
Matt Tonne

Rigging Gaffer     Joseph Gallo
Lamp Operators     John Shoemaker

Scot Gaal
Jerry Posner

Boom Operator     Cary Weitz
Cable Person     Thomas Giordano
Video     Keith Collea

Make-Up Supervision     Alan "Doc" Friedman
Assistant Make-Up Artist     Geri Oppenheim
Hairstylist     Nina Paskowitz
Assistant Hairstylists     D.J. Plumb

Barbara Olvera

Script Supervisor     Esther Vivante
Assistants to Mr. Rudin     Raul Gutierrez

Derek Evans
Noah Ackerman
Gary Goodman

Assistant to Mr. Lawrence     Tanya Cohen
Assistant to Mr. Schroeder     Edward Kitsis
Assistant to Ms. Heckerling     Sarah Connolly
Production Coordinator     Yoli Poropat
Assistant Production Coordinator     Elybe Allyn Ramsdell
Costume Supervisor     Chic Gennarelli
Costumer     Isabella Braga
Set Costumers     Garet Reilly

Vickie Brinkkord

Assistant Costume Designer     Leesa Evans
First Assistant Film Editor     L. James Langlois
Second Assistant Film Editor     Jill Goularte
Music Editor     Danny Garde
Post Production Sound and Sound Editing Provided by     Todd-AO Studios
Supervising Sound Editor     Uncle J. Kamen
Sound Effects Editors     Bruce Tannis

Peter Bergren
Andrew Ellerd

ADR Editors     Shelley Rae Hinton

Eileen Norta, M.P.S.E.
Virginia Cook-McGowan
Michele Perrone

Dialogue Editors     Gary Lewis

Sonya Henry
Dennis Gray
Andy Summers
Ralph Osbourne

Supervising Foley Editor     Trevor Jolly
Foley Editors     Peter Drake Austin

Andrew G. Patterson
Solange S. Schwalbe, M.P.S.E.
Richard Taylor, M.P.S.E.

Assistant Sound Editors     Bill Baldwin

Damon Cohoon

ADR Mixers     Charlene Richards

Dean Drabin
Paul Zydel

Foley Artists     Alyson Dee Moore

Patricia Nedd

Foley Mixer     David Jobe
Re-Recording Mixers     Paul Massey

Chris David
Don Digirolamo

Music Clearance     Arlene Fishbach
Music Orchestrated and Conducted by     Reginald Powell
Music Preparation     Bob Bornstein
Orchestra Contractor     Carl Fortina
Music Scoring Mixer     John Richards
Orchestra Recorded and Mixed at     Paramount Pictures

Scoring Stage M

Music Coordinator     Billy Gottlieb
Unit Publicist     Stuart Fink
Still Photographer     Elliot Marks
Production Auditor     Kevin Landry
First Assistant Auditor     Gene Strange
Payroll Auditor     Irina Naydichey
Assistant Auditors     Barbara Treutelaar

John Rash

Production Secretary     Brigitte Bourque
Production Assistants     Steve Werbkay

John Estrada
Dawn Mandell-Miller
Joseph Aspromonti
Craig Conolly

Second Second Assistant Director     Diana Williams
DGA Trainee     Maura McKeown
Art Department Coordinator     Laurie Stevens
Illustrator     Petko Kadiev
Construction Coordinator     Barry Kingston
Construction General Foreperson     Charles G. Phillips
Construction Labor Foreperson     Ronald MacDonald
Paint Foreperson     Gary A. Clark
Production Painter     Tom Bartholomew
Location Manager     Jeffrey T. Spellman
Assistant Location Managers     Darrin Lipscomb

Mauni Caves

Casting Assistant     Jon Scott
First Aid     Jean Quay
Craft Service     "Cajun"
Transportation Coordinator     Randy White
Transportation Captain     Mike Fenster
Picture Car Coordinator     Glenn Carter
Color Timer     Mike Milliken
Negative Cutter     Theresa Repola Mohammed
Opticals     Pacific Title
Titles by     Robert Dawson

Original Soundtrack Available on
Capitol Compact Discs and Cassettes


"Kids In America"
by Ricky Wilde & Marty Wilde
performed by The Muffs
Rob Cavallo and The Muffs
The Muffs perform courtesy of
Reprise Records

"Fashion"
Written & Performed by
David Bowie
courtesy of RakoDisc/
Jones Music Mainman SA

"Shoop"
by Cheryl James, Sandra Denton,
Mark Sparks & Otwane Roberts
performed by Salt N Pepa
courtesy of London Records
by arrangement with
Polygram Special Markets
contains sample from "I'm Blue"
by Ike Turner
performed by Sweet Inspirations
courtesy of
Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with
Warner Special Products
"Just A Girl"
by Gwen Stefani & Tom Dumont
performed by No Doubt
courtesy of
Trauma Interscope Records

"Fake Plastic Trees" (acoustic version)
by Thomas Yorke & Edward O'Brien
performed by Radiohead
courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from
CEMA Special Markets

"Shake Some Action"
by Cyril Jordan & Christopher Wilson
performed by Cracker
courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.

"Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
by Robert Hazard

"Change"
by Ian Broudie
performed by Lightning Seeds
courtesy of Trauma Interscope Records
and Epic Records,
Licensed from Sony Music
Entertainment |UK| LTD.

"My Iron Lung"
by Thomas Yorke & Edward O'Brien
performed by Radiohead
courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from
CEMA Special Markets

"Buns of Steel 3"
by FIT Video

"Mentos Jingle 'Fresh Goes Better'"
by John Groves

"Supermodel"
by David Baerwald, David Kitay
Brian MacLeod & Kristen Vigard
performed by Jill Sobule
Produced by
Brad Jones & Robin Eaton
Jill Sobule Performs
courtesy of Lava/Atlantic
Recording Group

"Miss Brown To You"
by Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin &
Richard Whiting
performed by Billy Holiday
courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with
Sony Music Licensing

"Alright"
Written & Performed by
Supergrass
courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from
CEMA Special Markets

"Someday I Suppose"
by Dennis Brockenborough,
Tim Burton, Joe Cattleman,
Kevin Lenear, Joseph Sirois,
Nate Albert & Dickey Barrett
performed by
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
courtesy of Mercury Records
by arrangement with
Polygram Special Markets

"This Time"
by Novacain & World
performed by Phunke Assfalt
courtesy of A Street Records

"Rollin' With My Homies"
by A. Ivey, Jr. & Ralph Sall
performed by Coolio
produced by Ralph Sall & Coolio
Coolio Performs courtesy of
Tommy Boy Records

"Where'd You Go?"
by Nate Albert & Dicky Barrett
performed by
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
produced by Paul Koederie
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
perform courtesy of
Mercury Records

"Give It All You Got"
by Domino & Ralph Sall
performed by Domino
produced by Ralph Sall & Domino
Domino Performs courtesy of
Outburst Records

"Here (Squirrel Mix)"
by A. Ivey, Jr. & Ralph Sall
performed by Coolio
produced by Ralph Sall & Coolio
Coolio Performs courtesy of
Tommy Boy Records

"Away"
by Dolores O'Riordan
performed by The Cranberries
courtesy of Island Records, Inc.

"Closer To Heaven"
by Wendy Morris
performed by
The Chocolate Hippies
courtesy of Chippie Records

"The Ghost In You"
by Richard Butler & Tim Butler
performed by Counting Crows
courtesy of DGC Records

"Also Sprach Zahathustra"
by Richard Strauss

"I Believe I'm You"
by David Baerwald, Kevin Gilbert
& Sintra Wilson
performed by Gail Orange

"Oysters & Snails (from 'Spartacus')"
by Alex North

"My Forgotten Favorite"
written and performed by
Velocity Girl

"All The Young Dudes"
by David Bowie
performed by World Party
courtesy of
Chrysalis Records Limited

"Summer of '42"
by Michel LeGrand

"All By Myself"
by Eric Carmen &
Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Jewel
produced by David Kitay
Jewel Performs courtesy of
Atlantic Recording Corporation

"Mullet Head"
written & performed by
Beastie Boys
courtesy of
Capitol Records, Inc.

"Ain't Nuttin' Wrong"
by Deidra "Spin" Roper
& Herby Azor
performed by Spin
produced by
Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor
Spin Performs courtesy of
Jureh MCA Records

"Need You Around"
by Josh Caterer
performed by Smoking Popes
courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from
CEMA Special Markets

"Tenderness"
by Roger Charlery,
David Wakeling &
Michael Billingham
performed by General Public
produced by Ralph Sall & Coolio
courtesy of I.R.S. Records

"Gigi"
by Alan Jay Lerner &
Frederick Loewe




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The Producers wish to thank:

Judy McGrath
Doug Herzog
Wendy Taeuber
Craig Perry
Gary Gersh
Tim Devine
Todd Ruff
Victor Rinaldo
Occidental College, Los Angeles
Westside Pavillion




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