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How I Got Into College (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 May 1989 (USA)
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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The marching band that chases Marlon through the college fair is the Matador Marching Band of California State University, Northridge. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Marlon Browne: Two men, A and B, are trapped inside my mailbox chained to 200,000 pounds of explosives.
B: This isn't funny!
A: What test is this?
Marlon Browne: If their chains are three inches thick and they have thirty seconds to escape, sawing at one inch per second, what are their chances for survival?
B: Skip it! Go to the next problem!
A: Come on, man! Get us out of here!
Marlon Browne: Who cares? I already got into college.
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References Better Off Dead... (1985) See more »

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Young
Written by Joseph Vitarelli, Jason Scheff, Edgy Lee and Savage Steve Holland
Performed by Jason Scheff
Courtesy of Polygram 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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