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 <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
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
In the shot of the acceptance letters being printed, some are dated "1988" and another "1989". See more
People choose colleges for all kinds of idiotic reasons, like fraternities and Slavic language departments.
References Better Off Dead...
In the Name of Love
Written by Steve Dorff
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