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PCU -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Adam Leff (written by) &
Zak Penn (written by)
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Release Date:
29 April 1994 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Flunk 'em if they can't take a joke
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
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User Reviews:
Jeremy Piven's performance alone is worth the price of admission. See more (52 total) »

Cast

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Jeremy Piven ... James 'Droz' Andrews

Chris Young ... Tom Lawrence

Megan Ward ... Katy

Jon Favreau ... Gutter

Alex Désert ... Mullaney
Gale Mayron ... Cecilia
Jake Grace ... Dave #1 (as Jake Beecham)

Darin Heames ... Dave #2

Matt Ross ... Raji (as Matthew Brandon Ross)

Stivi Paskoski ... Deege

Jody Racicot ... Pigman

Sarah Trigger ... Samantha

Viveka Davis ... Womynist #1

Maddie Corman ... Womynist #2

David Spade ... Rand McPherson

Thomas Mitchell ... Bantam Draper

Kevin Jubinville ... Carter Prescott

Jake Busey ... Mersh
Ted Kozma ... Kosmo
Theo Caldwell ... The Giggler

Jessica Walter ... President Garcia-Thompson
Colin Fox ... Trustee #1
Larry Reynolds ... Trustee #2
Becky Thyre ... Moonbeam
Kevin Thigpen ... Afrocentrist
Rob Gfroerer ... Computer Geek
Jonathan Wilson ... Gay Activist
Joel Bissonnette ... Sanskrit Major

M.J. Kang ... Physics Major
Trent McMullen ... Phys. Ed. Major
David Berni ... Jock #1

Jeff Clarke ... Jock #2
Valentina Cardinalli ... Signer
Adam Bocknek ... Folksinger

Zak Penn ... Bathroom Patron
Freddy Proia ... D.J.
Jeremy Harris ... Granola #1
R.J. Feher ... Granola #2 (as Jeff Feher)
Joel Keller ... Pretty Boy Dancer (as Joel S. Keller)
Lee Hoverd ... Cattle Butcher
Trie Donovan ... Flashback Girl (as Teresa Sherrer)
Jannie McInnes ... Scoreboard Flipper
Marcia Diamond ... Pampers Woman
Dick Callahan ... Liquor Store Guy
Stephen Jackson ... Townie #1
Pierre Larocque ... Townie #2
Shel Goldstein ... Gutter's Mother (as Shelley Goldstein)
Glenn K. Pearson ... Newscaster in Video Clip

George Clinton ... Himself
Greg Boyer ... Himself
Gary Cooper ... Himself
Bernie Cowan ... Himself
Ray Davis ... Himself
Louis Kabbabie ... Himself
Tracy Lewis ... Herself
Dewayne McKnight ... Himself
Cordell Mosson ... Himself
William Michael Payne ... Himself
Garry Shider ... Himself

Nicole Tindall ... Herself
Greg Thomas ... Himself
Andre Williams ... Himself
Belita Woods ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Natalie Gray ... Student (uncredited)
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio ... (uncredited)

Paolo Perin ... Hippie (uncredited)

Sarah Plommer ... Townie girl #1 (uncredited)

Danny Smith ... Superguy (uncredited)

Directed by
Hart Bochner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Adam Leff (written by) &
Zak Penn (written by)

Produced by
Barry Sabath .... co-producer
Paul Schiff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Vai 
 
Cinematography by
Reynaldo Villalobos 
 
Film Editing by
Nicholas C. Smith 
 
Production Design by
Steven J. Jordan 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Zophres 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Gill .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
David Coatsworth .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Walters .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tory Bellingham .... property master
Cameron S. Brooke .... key scenic artist
Robert C. Brooke .... lead scenic artist
James Halpenny .... construction coordinator
Jeff Poulis .... assistant property master
Robert S. Smith .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Michael P. Cook .... dialogue editor
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Cameron Frankley .... sound editor
Craig Heath .... sound recordist
Susan Kurtz .... sound effects editor
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Thomas Needell .... assistant sound editor
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
Mike Szakmeister .... dialogue editor
Sherman Waze .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Mark Brunzell .... stunt double
Mic Jones .... stunt double
Mic Jones .... stunt rigger
Danny Lima .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
John Stoneham Jr. .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Cassar .... camera operator
Mike Harwood .... electrician
Robert Kositchek .... director of photography: second unit
Rob McEwan .... still photographer
Robert McRae .... gaffer
John Medland .... additional still photographer
Herb Reischl Jr. .... rigging gaffer
 
Casting Department
Michael D. Segel .... extras casting
Greg Rubidge .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Loreen Lightfoot .... seamstress
Sheila E. Pruden .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Bob Allen .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Charlene Olson .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
Curt Sobel .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Dave Marwick .... production driver
Robert Tenaglia .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Arthur Clarke .... assistant location manager
Greg Eby .... first assistant accountant
Elaine Thurston .... production accountant
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language, drug content and some sensuality
Runtime:
79 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
Factual errors: A full beer keg is much too heavy for a single person to lift over their head. While it's possible that these aren't full kegs, but merely kegs that haven't been finished (beer can be heard sloshing around in them, which can not be heard in a full keg), due to the movement of the liquid inside a half-full keg is nearly as awkward as a full keg. Either way, the kegs could not be lifted overhead.See more »
Quotes:
Droz:Hi, is Sam in there?
Womynist #1:"In there"? What the hell's that supposed to mean?
Womynist #2:Yeah, cock-man-oppressor!
Droz:Why, thank you. Could you just tell her that Mr. Pokey stopped by.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs JFK (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
What's Wrong With MeSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Jeremy Piven's performance alone is worth the price of admission., 29 January 1999
Author: Kenny Stooge from Washington, DC

I have watched this movie maybe 8 times--and I'm not one to re-watch many movies. What keeps bringing me back is not the plot, which is pretty pedestrian, but the performance of Jeremy Piven as Droz. You may know him from TV's failed "Cupid," or perhaps as Jerry, the head writer from early episodes of The Larry Sanders Show. I've always been a fan of his, but it is in PCU that he really shines.

Droz is sort of a melding of Bluto, Otter, and Boone, to use an Animal House analogy. That is, he's got the party-animal charisma of Bluto with the scheming, cocky, hyper-verbal flair of Boone and Otter. He is a college superman, the uberfratboy, able to BS his way out of any situation. I can't say enough about Piven's timing and delivery in this flick. The character he creates is extraordinary, a larger-than-life, swaggering, supremely quotable jeans-and-sweatshirt party god.

The plot: a preppy high school senior visits the campus of Port Chester Univ. to see if he wants to attend school there. He runs into one politically correct campus group after another--the womynists, the vegans, etc. None of these groups are particularly interesting or funny. What happens to the prefrosh as he tours the school is not particularly funny. But the interaction of Droz and his buddies at the Pit, the last bastion of raunchy frat-boy antics at PCU, are what make the movie watchable. As a movie, in terms of plot structure, general characterization, etc., there's not a lot to go on, here. But it is enough of a framework on which to hang the great Droz character, and it's packed with enough great quotes to make it a movie I come back to repeatedly for laughs. I actually watch it more frequently than Animal House now, possibly because I am already so familiar with Animal House. PCU isn't the great artistic achievement that Animal House is, but the Droz character may eclipse the boys from Delta House for sheer comic genius.

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