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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)

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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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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 »

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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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Bud Brumder: You know your son was being a real brat today, a real pain in the ass.
Cindy: My son.
Bud Brumder: He said I was selfish. He said that everything's always about me.
Cindy: He called me a drama queen, said I was trying to sabotage him.
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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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Everything's Cool
by Jeremy Popoff, A. Jay Popoff (as Alan Jay Popoff), Allen Shellenberger & Kevin Baldes
Performed by Lit
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Pretty good movie
21 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Orange County is a good movie. Not bad, not neccesarily great, but a good hour and a half of entertainment. It's got charm and sophistication. It's also got two young actors that need to be in more movies: Colin Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, and Schuyler Fisk, Sissy Spacek's daughter. These two young actors have wonderful moments, and they play it straight. Jack Black is zany, and the other comic actors have good cameos: Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis, and an unbilled Kevin Kline as Marcus Skinner. Mike White's script is coming-of-age crossed with teeanage comedy. Also, the director, Jake Kasdan, son of Lawrence Kasdan, is perfect in setting up the story. All in all, after seeing this movie, I felt I had had a good time watching a movie. Go rent it. You won't regret it.


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