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21 August 1998 (USA) See more »
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Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Tom Everett Scott ... Josh

Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Cooper

Poppy Montgomery ... Rachel

Lochlyn Munro ... Cliff
Randy Pearlstein ... Buckley

Corey Page ... Matt

Alyson Hannigan ... Lucy

Mari Morrow ... Kristin

Dave Ruby ... Zeke
Mark Carapezza ... Hank
Jeff Tarpley ... Jerry (as Jeff T)

Jason Segel ... Kyle

Linda Cardellini ... Kelly
Aeryk Egan ... Pickle

Judyann Elder ... Guidance Counselor

John Aprea ... Mr. Frederickson

Michael O'Hagan ... Chemistry Professor

Nancy Linehan Charles ... Anatomy Professor

Shelley Malil ... Biology Professor
Ann Fairlie ... Mrs. Boison

Paul Collins ... Professor Durkheim
Wynn Irwin ... Sonny
Johnny Dark ... Henry The Drunk
Joe Barnaba ... Drunk
Daniel Villarreal ... Roberto
Annie O'Donnell ... Merrilee

P.J. Ochlan ... Boy Bookworm
Bren McElroy ... Girl Bookworm

Michael Rivkin ... 'Shhh'-ing Student
Shawn Calizo ... Sky (as Shawn Russell)
Kenn Michael ... Luke (as Kenny Blank)
Zoaunne LeRoy ... Cafeteria Worker

Peter James Smith ... Calculus Seatmate
Christy L. Medrano ... Student
Robert Michael Reilly ... Student
Jeffrey Fierson ... Student

Hope Tuck ... Student

Kurt Loder ... Himself
Kathleen Luong ... Girl in Bed

Cory Oliver ... Pam

Mary Stein ... Irritated Woman

Brian Howe ... Frank
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ... Priest (as Patrick T. O'Brien)
Tracey Stone ... Girl Groupie

Rueben Grundy ... Guy

Cole Stratton ... Guy

Steve Mackall ... TV Show Host
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Barton ... Boyfriend (uncredited)
Darrell Britt ... College Student (uncredited)
Douglas William Castle ... Cop (uncredited)
J. Blake Fichera ... Guy in Bathroom Stall (uncredited)
Angella Kaye ... Student (uncredited)

Beau Lotterman ... Drunk in Bar (uncredited)

Zee Miller ... Student in Library (uncredited)
Stephen Milton ... Roommate #2 (uncredited)

Brian Smallwood ... Cop (uncredited)

Mason Storm ... Party Student (uncredited)

Rosalinde Tropper ... Barfly (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alan Cohn 
Writing credits
Anthony Abrams (story) &
Adam Larson Broder (story)

Michael Traeger (screenplay) and
Mike White (screenplay)

Produced by
David Gale .... executive producer
Gale Anne Hurd .... producer
Maggie Malina .... co-producer
Van Toffler .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh 
Cinematography by
John Thomas (director of photography) (as John A. Thomas)
Film Editing by
Debra Chiate (film editor)
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Jane Shannon-Smith 
Production Design by
Carol Winstead Wood 
Art Direction by
Gregory A. Weimerskirch 
Set Decoration by
Jan K. Bergstrom 
Costume Design by
Kathleen Detoro 
Makeup Department
Bonnie Clevering .... hair stylist
Jane Galli .... makeup department head
Toby Lamm .... assistant makeup artist
Deborah Mills-Whitlock .... assistant hair stylist (as Deborah Mills)
Lisa Rocco .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Bill Bannerman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Otie Brown .... second assistant director
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... second second assistant director (as Dieter Busch)
Scottie Gissel .... second second assistant director (as Julia 'Scottie' Gissel)
Linda Montanti .... first assistant director
Bill Bannerman .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Brook Bacon .... set dresser
Larry Boyd .... set dresser
David B. Brenner .... construction coordinator (as David Brenner)
Rocco Buffolino .... property person (as Rocco Buffalino)
Thom Caraccio .... signwriter
Alan Cohn .... storyboard artist
Matt Furginson .... lead person (as F. Matthew Furginson)
Michael R. Gannon .... assistant property master (as Michael Gannon)
Antoinette J. Gordon .... set designer (as Antoinette Judith Gordon)
Mike Higglemeyer .... property person
Alan D. Laslovich .... construction foreperson (as Alan Laslovich)
Sarah McCoy .... art department coordinator
Len Morganti .... storyboard artist
Luigi Mugavero .... property person
William A. Petrotta .... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
Jose Sandoval .... paint foreperson
Eric Springer .... greens person
Manuel Valenzuela .... labor foreperson
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Jeff Clark .... sound effects editor
David B. Cohn .... sound effects editor
Anne Couk .... first assistant sound editor
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Zack Davis .... adr editor
Flash Deros .... boom operator
Richard Duarte .... foley mixer
Roger Fearing .... assistant sound editor
Tammy Fearing .... foley editor
Christopher Flick .... supervising foley editor
Cameron Frankley .... supervising sound editor
Dana LeBlanc Frankley .... assistant adr editor (as Dana LeBlanc)
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Doug Greenfield)
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Robert W. Harris .... cable person (as Robert Harris)
David L. Horton Jr. .... foley editor (as Dave Horton Jr.)
Tom Ketterer .... assistant sound editor
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator
Walt Martin .... sound mixer
David McDonald .... adr recordist (as Dave McDonald)
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist (as Sarah Monet)
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Perry .... sound re-recording mixer
Carin Rogers .... dialogue editor
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist
Alison Sanford .... sound recordist
Carolyn Sauer .... foley recordist
Paul S. Shapiro .... boom operator
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Beth Sterner .... co-supervising sound editor
Mike Szakmeister .... supervising dialogue editor
Robert Ulrich .... supervising adr editor
David Williams .... dialogue editor (as Dave Williams)
Kerry Dean Williams .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Bruce Khteian .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Thomas Lopatka .... digital compositing support: main title sequence (uncredited)
John Branagan .... stunts
Keith Campbell .... stunts
Eliza Coleman .... stunts (as Liza Coleman)
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts
Tanner Gill .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Brian Smrz .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunt coordinator
Scott Sproule .... stunts
Merritt Yohnka .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Robby Baumgartner .... chief lighting technician (as Robert A. Baumgartner)
George Billinger III .... Steadicam operator (as George Billinger)
John Cambria .... first assistant camera
Erin-Bruce Cook .... first assistant camera
Tony X. Deale .... grip
Flint Ellsworth .... assistant chief lighting technician
Greg Fausak .... best boy grip (as Gregory Fausak)
Roger Latin .... chief rigging lighting technician
John Joseph Minardi .... first company grip (as John Minardi)
Melissa Moseley .... still photographer
Alexandre Naufel .... set lighting
David Pearlberg .... dolly grip
Dylan Rush .... set lighting
Robert Schierer .... second assistant camera
John Seravic .... grip
Luke Bird Stern .... camera loader (as Luke Stern)
Jeffery J. Tufano .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Jeffery Tufano)
David Grant Wright .... grip (as David Wright)
Casting Department
Carissa Blix .... casting: Stockton
Everett Blix .... casting: Stockton
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Avy Kaufman .... additional casting
Susan Maas .... casting assistant
Cheryl Mack .... casting assistant
Dayna Polehanki .... casting assistant
Alex Wald .... casting associate (as Alex Rosenberg)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Ammon .... set costumer
Patrick Guzzo .... costumer
Antoinette Squeo .... costume supervisor
Robyn Williams .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Bob McMillian .... color timer
Pablo Prietto .... apprentice film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Marcelo Sansevieri .... assistant film editor
Momita Sengupta .... post-production coordinator
Laura Steiger .... assistant editor
Don Thompson .... assistant film editor (as Don B. Thompson)
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Dust Brothers .... executive music producer (as The Dust Brothers)
Amy Finnerty .... music supervisor
Charles Martin Inouye .... music editor
Elizabeth Wendel .... associate music supervisor
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Keith Dillin .... transportation coordinator
Robert Santoro .... transportation captain
Tom Sweeney .... transportation office administrator
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Rashied Aljuwani .... craft service
Patrice Arter .... medic
Serena Baker .... assistant location manager
Curt Bergman .... production assistant
Curtis Collins .... location manager
Kyle Cooper .... executive producer: main title sequence
Stephen Denner .... production assistant
Maureen Egan .... assistant: Ms. Malina
Daniel Eisenberg .... payroll clerk
April Fitzsimmons .... assistant: Ms. Hurd
Karin Fong .... title designer: main title
Barry Fox .... assistant: Mr. Gale
Vincent G. Gonzales .... production assistant (as Vince Gonzales)
David Guilbeau .... craft service (as David 'Cajun' Guilbeau)
Maureen Holmes .... production auditor
Keith Kumamoto .... assistant auditor
Suzanne Lore .... production coordinator
Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax .... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Ludwick)
Elizabeth Maxwell .... caterer
Michael Maxwell .... caterer
Cara McCastlain .... production assistant
Yael Oestreich .... assistant: Ms. Malina
Tajamika Paxton .... assistant: Mr. Gale
Salwa Raphael .... production assistant
Kathleen Roll .... production assistant
Jim Rossow .... assistant: Ms. Hurd
Kim Steinert .... assistant production coordinator
Susan Steinlauf-Pascal .... unit publicist (as Susan Steinlauf)
Debbie Tieman .... assistant production auditor
Amelia Wong .... assistant: Mr. Cohn
Gwendolen Twist .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bernie Kramer .... the producers wish to thank
R. Doyle Minden .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated R for drug use, language and crude sexual humor
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | France:U | Germany:16 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 (TV rating) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #35770)

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To boost ticket sales for this film in the theater, its US release was timed with the start of the new college school year in late August 1998.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Cooper and Josh are breaking into the library at night, Cooper wraps the rope around a support beam. When Josh takes up the slack to lower Cooper into the library, the rope he is holding dangles loosely down, revealing it to not be taking any weight and also showing it's not wrapped around the beam. He also doesn't move at all when Cooper drops in and supposedly puts about 180 pounds of weight on the other end of the rope that Josh is holding.See more »
Clifford 'Cliff' O'Malley:[Josh is about to drink yellow liquid] That one's not beer!See more »
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22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Animal House for the 90's, 30 May 2004
Author: MongrelMob from Oxford England

This film is one of the most underrated films i have ever seen. The film follows 2 roommates Coop and Josh and there plan to have a roommate kill himself so they can achieve straight A's. Although that storyline only comes in the second half of the film for the first half we just spend the time in college with the boys. The chemistry between the 2 leads is great and Mark Paul Gosselar sort of plays his role as Zack from SBTB for a more adult audience ( which i thought was genius), his charisma meant that I was never bored.why he never broke into the A list I don't know. but its all politics. It is one of the most quotable films i have ever seen,with so many great characters The comedy here is not for everyone but if you like films which don't take themselves seriously then this is for you. The soundtrack is also great and has Dust Brother as executive producers would you believe it (they did the soundtrack for fight club among others) The icing on the cake though is Cliff O Malley the insane party Animal who really should have got more screen time, he makes every scene he is in and I was just crying with laughter, he really is a match for Bluto. This film is great to watch with a bunch of mates I give it 9/10

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