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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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Agyilag zokni  »

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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 »

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Shadow of the camera crew's helicopter when showing Marlon and Oliver driving to college. See more »

Quotes

Marlon Browne: People choose colleges for all kinds of idiotic reasons, like fraternities and Slavic language departments.
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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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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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