10 Things You Didn’t Know About “Dazed And Confused”

18 years ago today, we met “Pink” Floyd, David Wooderson, and the rest of small town Texas youth. But here are some things you may not have known about Richard Linklater’s masterpiece…

1. The Word “Man” Is Said 203 Times

2. The Word “Fuck” Is Said 59 Times

3. One Sixth Of The Film’s Budget Went To Music Rights

Like Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion,” Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out,” and War’s “Lowrider.”

4. Vince Vaughn Was Going To Play Benny

But Richard Linklater thought he looked too much like Ben Affleck.

5. During Filming Milla Jovovich And Shawn Andrews Eloped

But Jovovich was underage so the marriage was annulled.

6. Richard Linklater Was Sued By His High School Classmates

He used their last names and likeness without their permission. But the suit was dismissed.

7. Pink’s Belt Buckle Was A Pipe

Very convenient.

8. Most Of The Beer Drank In The Film Was Real

Except for Jason London and the minors who did not drink the real deal.

9. Slater’s Hair Was A Wig

I feel so lied to…

10. Linklater Wanted Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” For The End Credits

Jimmy Page said it was okay, but Robert Plant said no.

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