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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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$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

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 »

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Arcadia Bible Academy Recruiter: [inside a booth at a college recruiting fair] Welcome to the Arcadia Bible Academy! Last night, Jesus Christ came down to me on a vision in a flaming pie! He said, I want... what's your name?
Marlon Browne: Marlon.
Arcadia Bible Academy Recruiter: Marlon! I want Marlon to attend the Arcadia Bible Academy. Paying full tuition, of course. Son... Jesus *loves* you.
Marlon Browne: He might not if he saw my SAT scores.
Arcadia Bible Academy Recruiter: They're low?
Marlon Browne: Yeah.
Arcadia Bible Academy Recruiter: All right.
[he pats Marlon on the shoulder, Marlon leaves the booth]
Arcadia Bible Academy Recruiter: Jesus!
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) 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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