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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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Jeff Davis (as Michael Maronna)
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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 | fall | blackmail | scam | kiss | See All (81) »

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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:

$2,785,283 (USA) (1 February 2002)

Gross:

$4,814,244 (USA) (8 February 2002)
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Mamie Van Doren's final cinematic appearance. See more »

Goofs

In the last shot of the film, as credits begin to roll and Ethan has finished singing his song, you can see several feet of the dolly track on the floor of the diner. One of the extras sitting in a booth even comes close to tripping over it. In the wide screen version of this film the dolly track is not visible. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Why don't you watch where you're going, you skanky-ass bi-atch.
Girl at Trendy Club: [slaps Sam] Cocksucker.
Sam: Slut.
Girl at Trendy Club: Buttwipe.
Sam: Hoe.
Girl at Trendy Club: Monkey boy.
[Sam flexes his pecs]
Girl at Trendy Club: OH!
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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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Soundtracks

Baba O'Riley
Written by Pete Townshend (as Peter Townshend)
Performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra (as The London Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Peter Scholes
Courtesy of the RCA Music Group, A Unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Not worth the theater ticket price...
28 January 2002 | by (Louisville, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Unless you have nothing better to do, then wait to see this movie when it comes out on video (or at least the dollar theater). Although there were several funny moments, they we spread out between long dull spots. Like cheap gravy, the plot never thickened and was easily predicted by even the slowest of undergrad at the free screening--which might I add had some walk-outs (of a free movie!!!!) I wouldn't take a date to this movie either. The nudity was all from women over the age of sixty, and the sex scene was unreal.


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