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PCU (1994)

 -  Comedy  -  29 April 1994 (USA)
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A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stay at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness.

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Storyline

A high school senior comes to visit Port Chester (aka Politically Correct U) for the weekend, and the admissions department mistakenly sets him up to stay with Droz, a seven year student and party-animal who lives in The Pit, the most offensive house on campus. After trying to pawn the pre-freshman off on his house mate, Droz sets off on his normal daily activities including disrupting a political protest by throwing meat at a group of vegan protesters. The President of the University then receives a number of complaints, and with the help of her lackey, she may finally have the power to kick Droz's house off campus. But the Pit throws an all-campus rager where George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic performs, and everything might turn out alright if the various political groups can forget their protests for one night and just have fun together. Written by computers123

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Flunk 'em if they can't take a joke

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Rated PG-13 for language, drug content and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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29 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

PCU Pit Party  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,350,774 (USA)
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Trivia

Jeremy Piven contracted malaria during filming. He lost 8 pounds overnight. He passed out during filming of the scene at the bicentennial celebration. His weight loss is apparent between the beginning of the movie and the party scene in "the Pit". See more »

Goofs

When Droz inserts the CD into the machine it has a blue display. However, in the long shot the CD player has an orange display. See more »

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Droz: Ok, now it's true, the majority of students today are so cravenly PC, they wouldn't know a good time if it was sitting on their face, but there's one thing that will always unite us and them. They're young. They may not realize it yet. They've got the same raging hormones, the same self-destructive desire to get boldly trashed and wildly out of control. Look out that window! That's not a protest! That is cry for help! They're begging us...
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Droz: Please have a party! Feed us drinks!
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References A Bridge Too Far (1977) See more »

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Slackjawed
Written by Mike Connell
Performed by The Connells
Courtesy of TVT Records
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Some of it's parts
3 March 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This film was more than the sum of it's parts. It included the proto-modern gross out comedy, the college comedy, the P.C. comedy of errors, and the fish out of water. But still, thanks to smooth transitions, an even script and likable characters, it managed to be funnier, better than most moviegoers could have expected it to be.

The main thing is that the cast was all so unknown at that point, that they seemed happy to be working, but were professional enough that they didn't make overzealous rookie mistakes. Basically, they knew that they were making a funny, small movie, and didn't push it. And that kind of restraint is admirable/refreshing, considering how many movies we're surrounded with now that are box office obsessed.

"PCU," much like "Dead Man On Campus" a few years later, was content to entertain. And so it did.


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