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How I Got Into College (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  19 May 1989 (USA)
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The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. ... See full summary »

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The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of going to their alma mater of the University of Michigan, while Marlon fights his grades and SAT scores. Written by Craig D. Barker <cdbarker@umich.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Agyilag zokni  »

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$1,642,239 (USA)
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The marching band that chases Marlon through the college fair is the Matador Marching Band of California State University, Northridge. See more »

Goofs

Jessica thinks she's blown the interview and rips open her shirt, she then runs out of the office holding her shirt closed with Marlon only a few seconds behind her. However when Marlon catches up to her, the shirt is perfectly buttoned up even though she didn't have any time to button up. See more »

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Francine Bauer, SAT Coach: [about the SAT test] Guessing cannot hurt you. You have the B&B guarantee on that. Just close your eyes and point.
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Get Ready
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson)
Performed by Rare Earth
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Not a bad movie, thanks to a GREAT beginning
18 May 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This movie starts off staggeringly well, and I was beginning to wonder if something was wrong with me for enjoying it so much. Well, after the first twenty minutes, I found that this movie was only average at best, with only the occasional chuckle and a great deal of silliness. Yet, I would still recommend this film, because the beginning is not only hilarious, but it was enough to get me caring about the main characters. The great opening was also important in that it changed my attitude regarding the film. I stopped looking for reasons to hate the movie, and I started looking for positives. Sure, everything progressed predictably, but you don't watch teen comedies expecting a cliffhanger ending. If you are someone who can appreciate brainless entertainment, then this is a good film for you to watch.


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