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

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Jeff Davis (as Michael Maronna)
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Angela Patton (as James King)
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Karl, the Grad Student
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Professor Markoe (as Don Michaelson M.D.)
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Japanese Proctor
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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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fall | love | scam | nerd | blackmail | See more »

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Higher Education Just Hit A New Low 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

Originally in the singing penis scene, Mike Maronna's own naked penis was used with a CGI mouth added in. After being screened for the MPAA however, the filmmakers were told to put a sock on it (literally). See more »

Goofs

When Ethan is video taping Angela and Dave next to the pool, he says his line next to the camera. When he is showing the video tape to Sam and Jeff, you can hear Angela's and Dave's voices clear from far away but you never hear Ethan's line. See more »

Quotes

Dave: It was my fate to meet her.
Jeff: But it wasn't your fate to be with her. Unfortunately, my friend, fate has a different plan for you. You will grow up, go out into the world. You'll forget all about the things that happened here. Ethan, Angela... the shit we pulled. Those hookers that we thought were girls. And you're going to go out there and no-one - no-one can shoot you down because a woman one time stepped on your heart and left a scar in its wake. That is your fate, Dave. Just as it is my fate ...
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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

References Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Ethan's Song
Written and Performed by Jason Schwartzman
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Very Entertaining "Rent this Movie"
28 January 2004 | by (Sydney Nova Scotia) – See all my reviews

I don't know why so many people disliked I found it really entertaining even though it's not the funnest movie in the world it still has a really great story and the acting by both James King and Devon Sawa is great please go out and rent this movie again you will end up liking this movie you will end up liking it.


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