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Orange County (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 January 2002 (USA)
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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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Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£167,051 (UK) (8 November 2002)

Gross:

£325,507 (UK) (15 November 2002)
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Trivia

Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence Kasdan, wrote the screenplay for The Big Chill (1983), in which Kevin Kline starred, and which Jake Kasdan also had a small role in as a child. See more »

Goofs

When Tanya is seen with Arlo and Chad at Lonny's memorial, she has no drink in her hand. She then leans over to make-out with Chad and she has a drink in her left hand. See more »

Quotes

Shaun: I should have seen this coming. The one day I need my family to come through for me, they end up doing what they always do: my father goes ballistic, my mother gets plastered, and my brother burns down a building. It's like they've all come together in some evil conspiracy to prevent me from getting anywhere.
Ashley: [Annoyed] Is that what you think?
Shaun: What else am I supposed to think?
Ashley: You know, I really believed, that you wanted to go to Stanford, because you wanted to study with Marcus Skinner. But ...
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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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Referenced in North Hollywood (2001) See more »

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I've Got a Feeling
by Andy Chase, Adam Schlesinger & Dominique Durand
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What drugs do I need to take to enjoy this piece of crap?
20 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Orange County is a fine example of why nepotism can be dangerous. Colin Hanks has little discernible talent and the female lead, who I guess is Sissy Spacek's daughter, in neither attractive or a good actress. I rented this movie because I think Jack Black is hilarious. For this atrocity, though, he should be ashamed. The commercials for this movie were funnier than the actual movie. I can't think of one time during the entire film that I actually laughed. The cast was lame and the script was poorly written, which is ironic because it's a movie about a supposedly brilliant writer tying to get into Stanford. I don't know what college the writer of this film went to, but if i had to guess, it would probably have "community" somewhere in its name. If you want to see a good coming of age comedy, see Dazed and Confused.


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