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When geeky Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the examination system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl.

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Angela Patton (as James King)
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Professor Markoe (as Don Michaelson M.D.)
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Storyline

Dave, Sam and Jeff are about to graduate from Holden University with Honors in lying, cheating and scheming. The three roommates have proudly scammed their way through the last four years of college and now, during the final exams, these big-men-on-campus are about to be busted by the most unlikely dude in school. Written by Screen Gems

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nerd | love | fall | blackmail | scam | See All (82) »

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When all else fails... cheat. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexual content, and for brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hooking Up Ethan  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£152,078 (UK) (10 May 2002)

Gross:

£294,776 (UK) (17 May 2002)
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Trivia

The original name for the movie was "The Undergrads", but, it was changed to avoid any confusion with there being a movie of the popular MTV animated series Undergrads (2001) See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Dave finally comes clean, when Angela is shown the photo of Ethan's shrine to her, her image on the screen in the photo is moving. See more »

Quotes

Dave: I brought you coffee.
Ethan: I don't touch that stuff.
Dave: Can I come in?
Ethan: No. No one comes into Ethan's room. Ethan's rules.
Dave: What's that smell?
Ethan: Maybe it's the smell of your ass getting kicked out of school.
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Crazy Credits

Outtake footage featuring Jason Schwartzman and Cameron Diaz is shown after the end credits. She looks at the camera and says, "I've never done a porno before". He responds, "Until now, bitch!". See more »

Connections

Referenced in 3 Idiots (2009) See more »

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S.O.S.
Music by Charles Williams
Courtesy of FirstCom Music, Inc.
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Nominated for the oscar "worst script ever" in my opinion
8 April 2003 | by (belgium) – See all my reviews

Nominated for the oscar "worst script ever" in my opinion. There's no decent story, rediculous acting, VERY lousy humor. By every means possible, if you have little self respect please don't waste your time seeing this movie. Although u can see the actors CAN act, it leaves you dumber after watching it. Precious braincells are being killed watching this crap...

i warned u

DON'T SEE THIS MOVIE


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