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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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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 more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

When Jack is copying files off Angela's computer, he inserts an Iomega Zip disk, but the screen says "Drive: A". Drives A and B, when present, are always floppy drives (either 3.5" or 5.25"), never Zip drives. See more »

Quotes

Ethan: [singing] I love you but, I hate you, which brings to mind, how much I love you. We could have worked this out you know, in a little room, in a little locked room. I'm sorry you had to settle for Dave, the one-dimensional man. He's filed under "Cocksucker" in my little black book. Sweetness can rot your teeth. Bittersweet, cacophony. But you hold the key, you hold the key, to my little locked room. You hold the key, you hold the key, to my little locked whoa-ooh-oh-oh. Please let... me... out ...
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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 »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock N' Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This)
Written by Dan Nakamura, Paul Huston, Glenn Bolton, Arnold Hamilton, Martin Nemley,
Leona Roman, Shahid Wright
Performed by Handsome Boy Modeling School
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
Contains a sample of "On Fire"
Courtesy of T-Girl Music L.L.C.
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Below Average
4 November 2003 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film looked promising but it was actually pretty bad. The premise was O.K, but the plot itself was terrible. The actors tried their best with limited material, but they could not rise above the mean spiritedness of this tacky college film. Jason Schwartzman was once again immensely irritating - even more so than in Rushmore, the rest of the cast were quite non-eventful. Scenes that should have been fun turned out to be off-putting & incredibly juvenile. Tries to be a Road Trip/American Pie but fails dismally on all levels. A total waste of everyone's time.


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