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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)

Gross:

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

Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence Kasdan, wrote the screenplay for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Colin Hanks's brother Chet Hanks appeared in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). See more »

Goofs

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

Referenced in Yes Man (2008) 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 (Canada) – 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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