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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)

Opening Weekend:

$15,053,226 (USA) (13 January 2002)

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$41,032,915 (USA) (24 March 2002)
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Trivia

John Lithgow would go on to play Leslie Mann's father in This Is 40 (2012). They play husband and wife in this film. See more »

Goofs

Cindy wheels Bob out of the house onto the front stoop just before he falls down the front stairs. She is clearly visible beside his chair as he begins to roll. When he hits the car and the camera points towards the front stoop, Ashley is seen standing and watching but Cindy is not on there. See more »

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Shaun: I have to go to college.
Cindy: Why?
Shaun: Because it's what you do after high school.
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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

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Hello
by Les Farrington & Daniel Harville
Performed by Sugarbomb
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG 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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