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PCU (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 April 1994 (USA)
A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stays 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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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29 April 1994 (USA)  »

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PCU Pit Party  »

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Box Office

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,129,483, 1 May 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,350,774
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Jeremy Piven, director Hart Bochner would not allow actors to improvise. He was able to include only limited improvisation such as "Don't be that guy" and only after enlisting the help of the writers. Bochner disputes this saying he allowed improvisation on the set by shooting scenes his way and then doing it Piven's way. See more »

Goofs

When McPherson picks up party flyer, he folds it once lengthways, then once crossways. When he unfolds it later, it is folded twice lengthways. See more »

Quotes

President Garcia-Thompson: Well I think Bisexual Asian Studies should have its own building. The question is: who goes? The math department or the hockey team? I think the hockey team. Think about it.
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Connections

Referenced in The Big Review: Comics and College (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Drinking and Driving
Written by Henry Rollins (as Henry Garfield) and Greg Ginn (as Gregory Ginn)
Performed by Stick
Courtesy of Arista Records
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Some of it's parts
3 March 2001 | by 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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