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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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Comedy | Romance

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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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$1,642,239 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Marlon Browne: [the mailman has dropped off a letter in the mailbox, while a dog bites at his leg] Would you do me a favor and open it, please? I'm too nervous.
Mailman: I'd love to.
[he opens the letter and reads it]
Mailman: Marlon Browne? Congratulations.
Marlon Browne: I did it! I got into Ramsey! It's from Ramsey?
Mailman: No, it's from Ed McMahon. You may have already won ten million dollars.
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Words of a Freestyle
Written by M.C. Shan (as Shawn Moltke), Marion Williams
Performed by M.C. Shan
Courtesy of Cold Chillin Records
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How I Got into College-Beyond Stupidity 0*
15 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Utterly ridiculous movie which makes fun of the college admission process. While it is true that the SAT's is not everything in evaluating a student for admission to college, what the movie talks about is utterly ridiculous and not worth repeating nor viewing.

College admissions officials are made to look like stupid people who have an extremely narrow view of the entire process. The film is an insult to hard-working high school students who work hard and then have to suffer through a long process until they receive that letter of acceptance or rejection from the schools they have applied for.

This movie certainly deserves rejection on all levels.


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