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Stealing Harvard -- 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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13 September 2002 (USA) See more »
Their intentions were honorable. Their methods were criminal. See more »
A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his niece's first year at Harvard University. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Lee ... John Plummer

Tom Green ... Walter P. 'Duff' Duffy

Leslie Mann ... Elaine Warner

Megan Mullally ... Patty Plummer

Dennis Farina ... Mr. Warner

Tammy Blanchard ... Noreen Plummer

Richard Jenkins ... Honorable Emmett Cook

Chris Penn ... David Loach

John C. McGinley ... Detective Charles

Seymour Cassel ... Uncle Jack
Zeus ... Rex
Ken Magee ... Butcher

Martin Starr ... Liquor Store Clerk
Mary Gillis ... Duff's Mom

Bruce McCulloch ... Fidio the Lawyer

Ashlynn Rose ... Younger Noreen

Lorna Scott ... Aunt Jean
Bobby Harwell ... Uncle Dave

Jeanette Miller ... Grandma
Gabe Laskin ... Underage Kid
Ashley Bishop ... Underage Kid

Pamela Gordon ... Loretta

Tracy Ryan ... Toy Store Salesperson

Marshall Manesh ... Toy Store Manager

Nick Offerman ... Electrician

Paul Feig ... Electrician
Shane Wayton ... Chainsaw Kid in Tree
Vinnie Curto ... Loach's Friend

Don 'The Dragon' Wilson ... Loach's Friend (as Don Wilson)
Gilbert Rosales ... Loach's Bandit

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Loach's Bandit (as Thomas Rosales)

Steffiana De La Cruz ... Loach's Girlfriend (as Steffiana Dela Cruz)

Ernie Grunwald ... Lineup Man

Channing Chase ... Neighbor Lady

Brian Galyean ... Phone Sales
Suzanne Solari ... Phone Sales (as Susan Solari)
Courtney Black ... Phone Sales
Terita Jackson ... Noreen's Harvard Roommate
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Covarrubias ... (uncredited)
Jeremy Galeaz ... Choir Member (uncredited)

Geoffrey Gould ... Mr. Leon (uncredited)

Gary Sievers ... Liquor Store Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce McCulloch 
Writing credits
Martin Hynes (story) and
Peter Tolan (story)

Peter Tolan (screenplay)

Produced by
Chris Brancato .... executive producer
Susan Cavan .... producer
Marty P. Ewing .... co-producer
Howard Lapides .... executive producer
Maureen Peyrot .... executive producer
Bert Salke .... executive producer
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Cinematography by
Ueli Steiger 
Film Editing by
Malcolm Campbell 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Jeanne McCarthy 
Production Design by
Gregory P. Keen 
Art Direction by
Steven Schwartz 
James E. Tocci (supervising art director) (as Jim Tocci)
Set Decoration by
Leslie Morales 
Costume Design by
Betsy Heimann 
Makeup Department
David Atherton .... supervising makeup artist
Sheryl Blum .... key hair stylist
Mary L. Mastro .... supervising hair-stylist
Rebecca Wachtel .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Marty P. Ewing .... unit production manager
Carey Len Smith .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melissa V. Barnes .... second assistant director
Jim Goldthwait .... assistant director
Michael Neumann .... first assistant director (as Michael T. Neumann)
Drew Ann Rosenberg .... first assistant director
Kenneth Roth .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Dena Allen .... buyer
Larry Clark .... paint supervisor
Eduardo H. Esparza .... locations foreman
Neil Gahm .... propmaker
Bill Holmquist .... construction coordinator
Jeff Khachadoorian .... prop shop
Steven Ladish .... set dresser
Al Lewis .... art department coordinator
Gary Metzen .... painter
Don Miloyevich .... property master
Jeff Ogg .... prop shop
Frank Piercy .... paint foreman
Mark Poll .... set designer
Steve Roll .... carpenter
Lee Ross .... on-set scenic
Brett C. Smith .... leadman
Adam Tankell .... graphic designer
Hraefn Wulfson .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Odin Benitez .... sound effects editor
Don Coufal .... boom operator
John T. Cucci .... foley artist
Robert Fitzgerald .... dialogue editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound effects supervisor (as Rick Franklin)
David Grimaldi .... sound effects editor
Randall Guth .... sound effects editor
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Pernell L. Salinas .... first assistant sound editor
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects
Virgil Sanchez .... special effects
Doyle Smiley .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Michael Adams .... stunts
Jacob Chambers .... stunt double
Terry Jackson .... stunt double: John C. McGinley
Shawn Lane .... stunt double: Tom Green/Jason Lee
Webster Whinery .... stunt coordinator
Tad Griffith .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael D. Anderson .... rigging electrician
Al Bruce .... grip
Gary L. Camp .... Steadicam operator
Gary L. Camp .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael James Fahey .... best boy grip
Jim Grce .... gaffer
Anthony T. Marra II .... key grip
Tim Nash .... grip
Max Neal .... assistant camera
Bill O'Drobinak .... camera operator: "a" camera
Georgia Packard .... additional camera operator
David A. Parks .... electrician
Donald Reynolds Jr. .... best boy rigging grip
Reid Russell .... assistant camera
Joe Sanchez .... key first assistant camera
Michael A. Savage .... grip
Sandi Sissel .... director of photography: second unit
Jeffrey P. Soderberg .... chief rigging electrician
Mark Suveg .... video assist operator
James B. Walsh .... grip
Scott C. Williman .... electrician
Casting Department
Blythe Cappello .... casting associate
Kathleen Chopin .... casting: New York
Nadia Lubbe Simon .... casting assistant (as Nadia Lubbe)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alexis Jacks .... costumer
Joyce Kogut .... costume supervisor
Erin Lenk .... set costumer
Hayley Stuppel .... costumer
Catherine Peña .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
James A. Brewer .... first assistant editor
Paul Kieran .... assistant editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Ron Orenstein .... dailies colorist
Jonathan Poirier .... assistant editor: avid
Heather Rafferty .... apprentice editor: film
Kevin D. Ross .... additional editor
Janet Ogletree .... first assistant editor: avid (uncredited)
Music Department
Fernand Bos .... supervising music editor
George Doering .... musician
Christopher S. Parker .... music clearances
Manish Raval .... music supervisor
Gary Raymond .... music playback operator: ProTools
Douglas Romayne .... conductor
Douglas Romayne .... orchestrator
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Adrian Van Velsen .... music editor
Tom Wolfe .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
David R. Blakely .... driver
Stan Mataele .... driver
Beau Reed .... driver
Sean C. Ryan .... driver
Michael Vieira .... driver
Other crew
Alan J. Bloom .... personal assistant
Darrin Clubb .... foreman
Julia Cohen .... assistant: Ms. Cavan
Jennifer Cormier .... production assistant
Anna Culp .... assistant: Brian Grazer
Rhonda DeVictor .... production coordinator
Paul Grace .... stand in/photo double
Elena Holden Tuens .... production accountant (as Elena Holden)
Shelley Kirkwood .... unit publicist
Peter Kusic .... assistant: Mr. Green
Carrie L.A. .... key assistant location manager
James Linville .... first assistant accountant
Jana Lundy .... production assistant: re-shoots
Christie Mattull .... insurance services
Lisa Merkel .... assistant: Mr. Lapides
Lucas Moore .... studio teacher
Robert Murphy .... assistant: Mr. Brancato & Mr. Salke
Irene O'Donnell .... assistant: Mr. McCulloch
Ian Porter .... production assistant
Angie Ryan .... key second asst accountant
Janell M. Sammelman .... key set production assistant: re-shoots
Patrick J. Smith .... key set production assistant
Anthea Strangis .... assistant production coordinator
Carla Swanson .... title designer
Judi Townsend .... script supervisor
James Traynor .... key location manager (as Jay Traynor)
Carrie Tyson .... production secretary
Alistair Vogan .... script consultant
Chris Wade .... assistant: Ms. Peyrot
Aubree Watson .... assistant: Mr. Lee

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Campus Crazy" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and drug references
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Owen Wilson was originally set to play Duff.See more »
Continuity: When Duff shows John his new "camp out" home and they are drinking beers, John opens his beer twice.See more »
Duff:I wanted to scope the place out. I was hungry so I decided to heat up a brick of cheese. I need my cheese.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "S.W.A.T." (1975)See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An okay way to kill 80 minutes., 3 June 2009
Author: Mr_Censored from Maine

The plot is as simple as the film itself: John (Jason Lee) once made a promise to his niece that if she ever got accepted to college, he would pay her way. When the time arrives, he finds himself broke, and resorts to asking his loser buddy, Duff (Tom Green), for help. Clichés and hi-jinks ensue.

The film is surprisingly sterilized, especially when you consider its two stars: Jason Lee, a Kevin Smith alum, and Tom Green, the gross-out king who wrote, directed and starred in "Freddy Got Fingered." Lee is likable and congenial, if a bit soft, while Green relies more on physical humor and less on substance. He utters a few humorous lines here and there, but he is, in essence, just a prop. There are several other talented comedic actors such as Leslie Mann ("Big Daddy"), Megan Mullally (TV's "Will & Grace"), John C. McGinley (TV's "Scrubs") and of course, the amazing Martin Starr (TV's "Freaks & Geeks") who help keep the film fresh and funny, but unfortunately there's just not enough of them. The film is stacked with great and hilarious actors, but rarely takes advantage of this fact. As far as the humor goes, it forgoes the gross-out comedy of the time in an effort to yield rather tame and inoffensive results. And in its brief 82 minutes, it works. "Stealing Harvard" is hardly a classic, but if one were to sit down on a dead Sunday afternoon, kick back and relax with few expectations, it works. You'll likely get a few solid chuckles out of it, and it's innocent and simplistic plot makes for a good "turning off the brain" time.

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