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Stealing Harvard (2002)

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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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Their intentions were honorable. Their methods were criminal. 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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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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When Elaine brings Duff the basket of cheese, there's some discussion of the origin of Gruyere cheese. Duff is correct, Gruyere is from the Gruyeres district in Switzerland, not from France. See more »

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When the judge takes the picture of John, the gun is lying on the table in front of them. When we see the picture later, the judge has the gun draped over John's shoulder. See more »

Quotes

John: Dave! John Plummer. Remember? You used to call me "asshole"?
David Loach: I call everybody "asshole."
John: Yes, but I believe I was the first. We were five, maybe six at the time?
David Loach: Congratulations, asshole. Now get to the point.
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Jason Lee is listed in the main titles as "Ja$on Lee" See more »

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Spoofs The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

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Written by Chris Fitzgerald, James Foster, Michael Palmesano, James Shippey and Kenneth Smith
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a silly comedy that works
4 September 2003 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

Call me crazy, but I liked this movie. It had its moments. I especially liked Elaine's dad; his character was the funniest. The part where John and Mr. Warner end up in drag at the judge's house was so funny. Then the end was great when John writes I have the picture, and the judge lets him off. And all the silly ideas John and Duff come up with to get the money were quite entertaining. I liked the fact that for once, Tom Green didn't play a gross out character.

FINAL VERDICT: This is a comedy worth seeing. It's only about 80 minutes long, but that's about right for a Tom Green movie.


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