Today marks the 20th anniversary of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused, the first great teen comedy-drama from the 1990s that happened to take place on the last day of school in 1976. Full of bongs, bell bottoms, and beer busts, the film was a lovely, nostalgic look at teenage life at the mark of America’s bicentennial. Compared to American Graffiti, Dazed and Confused launched the careers of numerous recognizable names: Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, and Matthew McConaughey. Here are some fun facts about the film that you may not have already known.
1. Milla Jovovich, who appeared on the film’s poster, had a pretty small role in the film. But that’s because most of her dialogue was cut. Despite the reduced screen time, she made her mark by contributing an acoustic excerpt of her song “The Alien Song” from her 1994 album The Divine Comedy.