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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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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$41,032,915 (USA) (22 March 2002)
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Jack Black is Screenwriter Mike White's next-door neighbor. His part in the movie was written specifically for him. Surprisingly, little was improvised. See more »

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At the end of the film when Shaun and his friends are on the beach, he decides to take up surfing again. Shaun and his friends pick up their surf boards and run towards the water. However, the sun is setting and the sea is really calm. There are no waves at all, not even a ripple. See more »

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Shaun: I should have seen this coming. The one day I need my family to come through for me, they end up doing what they always do: my father goes ballistic, my mother gets plastered, and my brother burns down a building. It's like they've all come together in some evil conspiracy to prevent me from getting anywhere.
Ashley: [Annoyed] Is that what you think?
Shaun: What else am I supposed to think?
Ashley: You know, I really believed, that you wanted to go to Stanford, because you wanted to study with Marcus Skinner. But ...
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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 Waterworld (1995) See more »

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Lay Down Burden
Written by Brian Wilson and Joseph Thomas
Performed by Brian Wilson
Courtesy of Giant Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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