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Orange County (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  11 January 2002 (USA)
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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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Box Office

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£325,507 (UK) (15 November 2002)
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Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence Kasdan, also wrote the screenplays for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). John Lithgow played Yoda in the National Public Radio adaptation of the films. See more »

Goofs

When Sean goes to the "Frat" party and sits on the couch, the couch he sits on changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Bud Brumder: What is that smell? What am I sitting in?
Cindy: Relax. It's just urine.
Bud Brumder: Oh.
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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 Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

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Story of My Life
by Mike Ness (as Michael Ness)
Performed by Social Distortion
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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brilliant cast with laugh after laugh
12 July 2003 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

With an amazing cast, dialogue that makes us really laugh, and a brilliant soundtrack, I can't believe this movie isn't rated higher! It's close to perfect - Colin Hanks, Schuyler Fisk, John Lithgow, Catherine O'Hara and Jack Black... what can you say??? Then there's the Chevy cameo and Kevin Kline! Please watch it again and upgrade your vote...


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