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There was a reason why I had never heard of this John Hughes movie...
Career Opportunities is a 1991 American romantic comedy film starring Frank Whaley in his first lead role and co-starred Jennifer Connelly in one of her first. It was written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Bryan Gordon.
Jim Dodge (Frank Whaley) is a self-proclaimed "people person" and dreamer who is perceived as lazy. After being fired from numerous low-paying jobs, Jim is given the choice by his father, Bud Dodge (John M. Jackson), to either land a job at the local Target or be put on a bus to St. Louis.
Jim is hired as Night Cleanup Boy. On his first shift at his new job, Jim is locked, alone, in the store by his boss. The good news is that he encounters Josie McClellan (Jennifer Connelly), the stereotypical "spoiled rich girl," who is someone he knew in school.
Josie had spent the past several hours asleep in a dressing room after backing out of shoplifting some merchandise in a half-hearted attempt to run away from her abusive father, Roger Roy McClellan (Noble...