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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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Nix wie raus aus Orange County  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Notable directors (who also act) 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 »

Goofs

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

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Jake: [4-year-old referring to his pacifier] I want my pootie!
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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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Spoofs MacGyver (1985) 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 (Chicago, Illinois) – 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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