Trojan War (film)

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Trojan War
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Directed by George Huang
Produced by Charles Gordon
Gene Levy
Written by Andy Burg
Scott Myers
Starring Will Friedle
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Marley Shelton
Cinematography Dean Semler
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • September 26, 1997 (1997-09-26)
Running time 84 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15,000,000
Box office $309

Trojan War is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by George Huang. It stars Will Friedle, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Marley Shelton. The film was a critical and box office disaster. Produced for $15 million, it made only $309 in ticket sales because it was played in a single movie theater and was pulled after only a week.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

High school student Brad (Friedle) has had an unrequited crush on a classmate named Brooke (Marley Shelton) for years. After she asks him to come over one night to tutor her, she ends up wanting to have sex with him. But she only wants safe sex, and he does not have a condom (the use of Trojan in the title is a pun on the condom brand of the same name). In his quest to buy some condoms, he runs into all sorts of trouble; his dad's Jaguar gets stolen and then wrecked, he has a run-in with a crazy bus driver (Anthony Michael Hall), he is held hostage, he is pursued by a school janitor (Paulo Tocha) who accuses him of drawing graffiti, an odd pair of hispanic siblings (Christine Deaver and Mike Moroff) who think he is David Hasselhoff, Brooke's dog, Brooke's jealous boyfriend Kyle (Eric Balfour), and a homeless man (David Patrick Kelly) who wants two dollars from him (and has secretly stolen his wallet), and he is nearly arrested.

After all of this and finally receiving a condom from a police officer who releases him, he realizes that the perfect girl has been there for him all along: his best friend Leah (Jennifer Love Hewitt), who has had feelings for him for a long time unbeknownst to Brad. Finally, Brad realizes his own feelings for Leah while also discovering Brooke is not as great as he thought she was, after he finds out that she only wants a one night stand with him instead of a relationship. Brad runs out to find Leah and professes his feelings to her, and they kiss each other by moonlight.

After the end credits, Brad's parents are shocked by the sight of what is left of their car after the tow truck driver brings it back.

Interesting trivia note: The bus seen in this movie, #2525, is the same one shown in the movie "Speed", starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Will Friedle Brad Kimble
Jennifer Love Hewitt Leah Jones
Marley Shelton Brooke Kingsley
Danny Masterson Seth
Jason Marsden Josh
Eric Balfour Kyle
Lee Majors Officer Austin
John Finn Ben Kimble
Wendie Malick Beverly Kimble
Jennie Kwan Trish
Charlotte Lopez Nina
Christine Deaver Latin Mama
Mike Moroff Big Brother
Lobo Sebastian Lead Homeboy
Joe Cerrano Biggest Homeboy
Julian Cegario Homeboy
Paulo Tocha Janitor
Anthony Michael Hall Bus Driver
David Patrick Kelly Bagman

Songs featured in the motion picture[edit]

  • "I'll Fall With Your Knife" - Performed by Peter Murphy
  • "Disappear" - Performed by Letters To Cleo
  • "You Are Here" - Performed by Star 69
  • "All Five Senses" - Performed by Pomegranate
  • "The Word Behind Words" - Performed by Jeremy Toback
  • "The Love You Save" - Performed by Madder Rose
  • "Snakebellies" - Performed by Fu Manchu
  • "The Boys Are Back In Town" - Performed by Phillip Parris Lynott
  • "I Hope I Don't Fall In Love With You" - Performed by Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • "You're One" - Performed by Imperial Teen
  • "I Have A Date" - Performed by The Vandals
  • "Underdog" - Performed by astroPuppees
  • "Next To You" - Performed by Dance Hall Crashers
  • "Yo Soy El Son Cubano" - Performed by Parmenio Salazar
  • "Mistreated" - Performed by Shufflepuck
  • "Don't Be" - Performed by astroPuppees
  • "Disco Inferno" - Performed by The Trammps
  • "American Girl" - Performed by Tom Petty
  • "American City World" - Performed by Triple Fast Action
  • "What a Bore" - Performed by Muzzle
  • "Boom, Boom, Boom" - Performed by Juster
  • "I Believe In" - Performed by Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • "I'll Fall With Your Knife" - Performed by Tom Hiel
  • "Trouble" - Performed by Shampoo
  • "I've Got a Flair" - Performed by Fountains of Wayne
  • "Can't Hold Me Down" - Performed by Schleprock
  • "The Burning" - Performed by Teta Vega

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