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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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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

John Lithgow and Colin Hanks would go on to play villains on Dexter (2006), on seasons four and six respectively. See more »

Goofs

While at the Dean's house, Ashley asks Shaun about his brother's aspirin (drugs) and Shaun reacts shocked and nervous as if he somehow already knew she gave some to the Dean, but he was out in the car obtaining his transcript when she did that - so obviously he would not have known. See more »

Quotes

Shaun: Lance, I want you to stay in your room.
Lance: Why?
Shaun: Because you're an embarrassment.
Lance: OK!
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

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The Light
by Bobby Caldwell, Norman Harris, Bruce Malament, James 'Jay Dee' Yancey (as James Yancey) & Common (as Rashid Lonnie Lynn)
Performed by Common
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains elements from "Open Your Eyes"
by Bobby Caldwell, Norman Harris and Bruce Malament
Performed by Bobby Caldwell
Courtesy of Sin-Drome Records, Ltd.
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Pretty good movie
21 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Orange County is a good movie. Not bad, not neccesarily great, but a good hour and a half of entertainment. It's got charm and sophistication. It's also got two young actors that need to be in more movies: Colin Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, and Schuyler Fisk, Sissy Spacek's daughter. These two young actors have wonderful moments, and they play it straight. Jack Black is zany, and the other comic actors have good cameos: Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis, and an unbilled Kevin Kline as Marcus Skinner. Mike White's script is coming-of-age crossed with teeanage comedy. Also, the director, Jake Kasdan, son of Lawrence Kasdan, is perfect in setting up the story. All in all, after seeing this movie, I felt I had had a good time watching a movie. Go rent it. You won't regret it.


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