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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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Comedy | Crime

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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)  »

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Say Uncle  »

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$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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Even though the movie is set and filmed in the US, a few distinctly Canadian items do appear in the movie, such as cases of Moosehead beer and a Canada 3000 handbag. See more »

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When Duff is making the little kid cut the branch, it lands on the trunk of the car, then falls onto the street. In the next shot, the branch is back on the trunk of the car. See more »

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Duff: We're going skiing.
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(I'm Gonna) Split This Room in Half
Written by Mike Bradford and Uncle Kracker (as Matt Shafer)
Performed by Uncle Kracker
Courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Could this year get any worse?
21 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

2002 has seen some pretty horrid films. Crossroads, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Eight Legged Freaks, Rollerball, Swimfan...the list is long. With Stealing Harvard, it is made even longer.

I don't know how this film got past the production studio. Its story is full of holes of titan sized proportions. The dialogue is filled with lame attempts at humor that do nothing but fail. The characters are pathetic one-dimentional stereotypes that annoy the audience. Even the music seems second-rate and fails to set the mood accordingly.

That makes four strikes: more than enough to throw this garbage out.


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