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A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his niece's first year at Harvard University.

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A man turns to a life of crime to pay for his niece's tuition for her first year at a prestigious university. His girlfriend also wants him to pay $30,000 for the down payment on a house; and his buddy is a bad influence on him. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy about doing the wrong things... for the right reasons. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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13 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Say Uncle  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,041,521 (USA) (13 September 2002)

Gross:

$13,973,532 (USA) (18 October 2002)
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Owen Wilson was originally set to play Duff. See more »

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John showing up late to his niece's spelling bee and promising to pay for her to go to college is all caught on home video. But since John, his sister, and his niece are all in the video, there doesn't seem to be anyone left to shoot it. More than that, the camera angle repeatedly shifts, indicating that two cameras were taping the event and that the two versions were later edited together See more »

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Duff: All right American beef cattle, just stay calm, and you'll all get to go home to your precious TV dinners!
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Spoofs The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

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Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren) and Dino Fekaris
Performed by Peaches & Herb
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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25 September 2002 | by (Austin,Texas) – See all my reviews



I had really high expectations for this film. I have to say however that I was slightly disapointed. I guess after seeing Freddy Got Fingered, one really shouldn't expect such a masterpiece to ever be matched let alone topped. But if your a big Tom Green fan as myself your at least thinking you'll never be bored watching his films, right? Wrong. Watching Stealing Harvard had me actually thinking about other things I had to do that day, and that I was more than likely wasting valuable time sitting down seeing this film. The plot was thin, as usual with Tom Green but in this case it didn't have hardly any interesting moments to back it up, making it not work very well. The actors didn't seem to have any chemistry happening between them either and that is something that would've saved this movie, not exactly making it a hit but at least doing better. Then again what Tom Green movie has ever really been a hit? But if your a fan of Mr. Green then definatly go and see this film just for the experience. But dont say I didn't warn you...


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