The Wackness Movie Poster

The Wackness

The Wackness

It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop and wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana—but change is in the air. The newly inaugurated mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against "crimes" like noisy portable radios, graffiti and public drunkenness. Set against this backdrop, Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) spends his last summer before college selling dope throughout New York City, trading it with his shrink (Ben Kingsley) for therapy, while crushing on his step-daughter (Olivia Thirlby).

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jane Adams, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Aaron Yoo
Director: Jonathan Levine
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Producer(s): Felipe Marino, Joe Neurauter, Keith Calder
Writer(s): Jonathan Levine
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/thewackness/