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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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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

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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

John: [coming out of his house] Why didn't you just ring the door bell?
Duff: [whispering] I didn't wanna wake Elaine.
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There's several minutes of outtakes after all the credits. See more »

Connections

References S.W.A.T. (1975) See more »

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My Way
Written and Performed by Butch Walker
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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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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