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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 USA:

$15,053,226, 13 January 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,032,915, 24 March 2002
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Trivia

"California" by Phantom Planet is featured in the end credits. This song would go on to be the opening credits song for the Orange County based television series, The O.C. (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Shaun leaves the Frat party and starts to walk around the campus his hair is messed up. Then he meets Professor Skinner and his hair is neat and parted in the middle. After speaking with the professor about his writing he leaves and his hair is messed again. See more »

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Principal Harbert: People, June is just around the corner, let's talk graduation speakers. Ideas?
Shaun: Toni Morrison, she's in town that same weekend for a book signing. She's won the Nobel Prize.
Principal Harbert: Interesting... Dana, didn't you say you have a cousin who was friends with Britney spears?
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Crazy Credits

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

References Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

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Lose You
Written and Performed by Pete Yorn
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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It's a lot better than you might think it is.
31 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw Orange County as a trailer, I thought it was just another teen movie. So I rented it and was surprised. It actually was pretty good. The movie had big and minor names and a sensible plot. Shaun Brumder was a likeable character and was very much like a modern day Holden Caulfield.It was laugh out loud hilarious with a different kind of comedy because it was ACTUALLY FUNNY.

Overall, Orange County is a great movie if your tired and need a laugh.Or if you're a big fan of Jack Black or Ben Stiller.


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