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Stealing Harvard (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  13 September 2002 (USA)
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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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$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 »

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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 »

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John: Elaine never liked my sister Patty. Maybe it was because Patty was a free spirit. I say free spirit because I'm uncomfortable calling my own sister... sexually indescriminate trailer trash.
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Written by Craig Bullock, Charles Stan Frazier, Don Gilmore, Matthew Murphy Karges (as Murphy Karges),
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Good cast and pretty funny
19 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Stealing Harvard Directed by Bruce McCulloch (Superstar). Starring Jason Lee (Mallrats, Dogma) as John Plummer, Tom Green (The Tom Green show) as Walter P. 'Duff' Duffy, Dennis Farina (Midnight Run) as Mr. Warner, Leslie Mann (Orange County) as Elaine Warner and John C. McGinley (Tv's Scrubs) as Detective Charles.

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 want him to pay a $30,000 down payment on a house. His friend is trying to help him get the money.

An overall good movie, with a good cast which keeps you entertained.


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