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How I Got Into College (1989)

 -  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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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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$1,642,239 (USA)
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Although the final music credit is listed as "Hail to the Matadors" by Richard Kaufman, what the Cal State University Northridge Matador Band plays onscreeen is actually titled "CSUN Fight Song" which is based on the original 1967 school song for the former San Fernando Valley State College. The up-tempo arrangement for marching band was done by CSUN alum, Steve Tyler. See more »

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In the shot of the acceptance letters being printed, some are dated "1988" and another "1989". See more »

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Coach Evans: We got Ronnie "Sure Hands" Paulson, goddamn it!
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References Better Off Dead... (1985) See more »

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Love Changes Everything
Written by Simon Climie, Rob Fisher, Dennis Morgan
Performed by Climie Fisher
Courtesy of Capitol Records Inc.
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quirky humor makes for excellent film
19 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Savage Steve Holland's films should be considered gems amongst pop culture comedy. How I Got Into College is one shining example of his few too many films. In this clarified and easygoing flick about college stress, it accurately portrays irrational teenage fears with the help of an endearing front-man, Marlon Brown. The humor is quirky and unexpected, but that's a part of what makes it funny. The best part about Holland's humor is that it is always out of this world and always honest at the same time, creating a world that a lot of people are familiar with in their own heads. This movie can be enjoyed by college hopefuls, kids or old fogeys like my grandpa, who loves it. Some highlights include the young Lara Flynn Boyle, Phil Hartman in his prime and SAT ridicule that will make every high school kid breathe more easily.


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