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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)

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$15,053,226 (USA) (11 January 2002)

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$41,032,915 (USA) (22 March 2002)
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Trivia

Jack Black is writer Mike White's next-door neighbor; his part in the movie was written specifically for him. Surprisingly little was improvised. 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

Ashley: You know how you told me that every night before you go to bed you'd pray that you'd get into Stanford?
Shaun: Yeah?
Ashley: Well the other night I prayed for something too.
Shaun: What?
Ashley: I prayed... that you wouldn't get into Stanford.
Shaun: [astonished] Why?
Ashley: Well I didn't really think it was gonna work!
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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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Edited into 5 Second Movies: Orange County (2009) See more »

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by Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel & Chris Shiflett
Performed by Foo Fighters
Courtesy of Roswell Records/RCA Records
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Very good
16 December 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I must say, I really enjoyed "Orange County." It's not a truly important cinematic masterpiece, but what were you expecting--"Gone With the Wind"? This movie is a lot of fun and I never get sick of it. Jack Black plays the brother absolutely wonderfully. He cracked me up about 90 times throughout the movie.

Overall, a very enjoyable, fun movie. Watch it if you want to kill some time.


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