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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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Notable directors that appear as actors: Garry Marshall, Harold Ramis and Ben Stiller (who also appeared as supporting lead in Kasdan's earlier film, Zero Effect (1998)). See more »

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When 'Lupe' is talking to Colin, The Subtitles read: 'Double pay on weekends?' while her mouth is saying 'OK' See more »

Quotes

Krista: Bud is getting so fat. You should really talk to him, he's going to have a heart attack. Plus he's fat.
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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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References West Side Story (1961) See more »

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Shipwrecked
by Elizabeth Carmellini and Jenni McElrath
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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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