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Stealing Harvard (2002)

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

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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Trivia

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

As Duff is trying to break the window, he hits it with a chair leaving scratches on the window. In the next shot the scratches are gone, and then reappear. See more »

Quotes

David Loach: Why is anybody talking?
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Jason Lee is listed in the main titles as "Ja$on Lee" See more »

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Everything You Want
Written by Brooke Ramel and Johnny Pierce
Performed by Brooke Ramel
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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30 November 2005 | by (St. Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

I really loved this movie. Most of my friends really loved this movie. But it takes a rather rare breed to appreciate the type of comedy it employs. I'd definitely recommend it to anybody who likes Jason Lee--he's stellar as always.

Tom Green fans may not like it, though, because the comedy is rather subdued and very devoid of gross humor.

The jokes rely heavily on the chemistry between the slapstick guy and the straight man--Tom and Jason being phenomenal examples of these categories, respectively.

I say give it a try: if you hate it, you wasted less than 2 hours--big deal. But if you like it, chances are you'll love it.


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