Career Opportunities PG-13

He took the job that no one wanted... and got the girl that everyone did.
Career Opportunities
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 27, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 3.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Talent Bios
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Weblinks

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , &
Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 16


User Ratings: 7,095
Jennifer Connelly is very easy to look at. Career Opportunities isn't. Full Review
Washington Post
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: C- -- Career Opportunities plays like a hodgepodge of Hughes' greatest hits. Full Review
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Apr 17, 2012
...Comfortably adapts the live-action cartoon style of HOME ALONE...
New York Times
Mar 31, 1991
Rating: 2/4 -- Let's be honest, the only reasons to watch this movie are Jennifer Connelly in a skintight tank top rollerskating and riding an electric pony. Full Review
Three Movie Buffs
Jul 29, 2010
[The film] has plenty of absorbing characters, smart, snappy dialog and delightful stretches of comic foolery. Full Review
Jan 9, 2008
Rating: 2/5 -- Mediocre teen pic, with a memorable Connelly performance
Kalamazoo Gazette
Feb 25, 2004
Rating: 3/5 -- Scenes like the one in which Jimmy's father eats fried chicken dipped in peanut butter should appeal to kids of all ages.
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Product Description:

A smooth-talking small town guy with a knack for putting up a front, finds himself locked inside the local department store with the daughter of the town's wealthiest family.

Plot Synopsis:

A teenager gets a job as a night watchman, and on his first night on duty gets locked in the store with the most beautiful girl in town. He thinks he has it made until some thieves come to spoil the party, but he is able to foil their robbery attempts and win the girl.


Production Notes:

  • Shot on location in Georgia from November 1989 to January 1990.
  • Directorial debut for Bryan Gordon.
  • John Candy performs an uncredited cameo in the film.

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  • UPC: 025192041822
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