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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Box Office

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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Before release, the movie was variously known as: "Promises, Promises, Promises", "The Promise", "Stealing U", "Uncle", "Say Uncle", "Stealing Stanford" (Stanford refused to allow it), and "You Promised". See more »

Goofs

Duff tells Elaine that Gruyère cheese is from Gruyères in Switzerland, and she corrects him by saying that it's French, but Duff is right. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Warner: Have you slept with my daughter?
John: Mr. Warner, I have never slept with Elaine.
Mr. Warner: Good! Godammit, that's good! Because if you had, John, I was gonna kick your balls up into your head and let them rattle around in your skull like dice in a Yahtzee cup. Have a good one!
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There's several minutes of outtakes after all the credits. See more »

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References South Park (1997) See more »

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Written by Alejandro Martinez, David Lewis Keimo Thomas and Ivan Scott Martin
Performed by Delinquent Habits
Courtesy of Windswept
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Stealing the life from my wallet
2 February 2003 | by (Nor Cal) – See all my reviews

I'm not a very picky viewer, especially at matinee prices but this movie really, really stunk. Only the second movie I ever thought about walking out of. The first was the Transporter. If you ever want to dump your girlfriend invite her over to watch these two back to back.

What a coincidence that two of the worst movies in history both star or co-star Tom Greene. The dialogue, plot, humor - all bad! You'd think that the casting folks would take a hint after Freddy created new splash heights in Hollywood's crapper. You get the feeling that the movie could have been good, I mean Jason Lee is usually great in everything I've seen him in, but then Tom Greene stepped in and said "Hey, these people haven't suffered enough - let's throw in a bunch of stuff that has no redeeming humor whatsoever. Trust me - I think it's funny, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. Watch this - I'll talk to a lettuce leaf and pretend like it's my aunt. The less people think it's funny the cooler it is."

Yeah, right...


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