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Orange County (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2002 (USA)
A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.

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Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit. Written by Matthew Patay

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It's not just a place. It's a state of mind.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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11 January 2002 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,053,226, 13 January 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,032,915, 24 March 2002
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Trivia

"California" by Phantom Planet is featured in the end credits. This song would go on to be the opening credits song for the Orange County based television series, The O.C. (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Ashley confronts Tanya about not helping Shaun get in to Stanford Ashley's left hand is placed on her hip. In the next shot, her left arm is down at her side and she now has her right hand on her hip. See more »

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Principal Harbert: People, June is just around the corner, let's talk graduation speakers. Ideas?
Shaun: Toni Morrison, she's in town that same weekend for a book signing. She's won the Nobel Prize.
Principal Harbert: Interesting... Dana, didn't you say you have a cousin who was friends with Britney spears?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits both the font of the credits and the way they are displayed are similar to that of the output of a typewriter. See more »

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References Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

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Stick 'Em Up
Written by Sölvi Blöndal (as Solvi Blondal), Hussi Olafsson & Ómar Örn Hauksson
Performed by Quarashi
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Dude!
19 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I came home from a hard day of work, and to tell the truth, I needed a melt down. That's maybe the only reason why I enjoyed this movie. Because I seriously had my doubts renting it, but I think that Jack Black is a very funny actor. All I needed was a good laugh and I got it. True, this is one of those "Dude, where's my brain?" movies. Sometimes you just need those though. The people I work with told me that this was a pretty stupid movie, and it is. But I think people shouldn't be in a serious mood for this movie. For an intelligent comedy or a good movie kind of day, no. This is not the movie for you, but if you need a meltdown after a hard day, then by all means give this movie a chance. It's really not that bad, and you get more than a few laughs. But still, if I were Colin Hank's character, I think I still would've wanted to go to Standford. :D 7/10


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