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Orange County (2002)

 -  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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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£167,051 (UK) (8 November 2002)

Gross:

£325,507 (UK) (15 November 2002)
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Jack Black wore a wig throughout the entire film. See more »

Goofs

When Bud leaves the house to discuss getting a divorce with Krista, there is only one car parked at the house, a Nissan Pathfinder (Shaun's car). There is no car belonging to Bud parked in or around the house. Bud mentions he drives past the house on his way home from work. But where is the car, and how did he get there? 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 The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Love and Mercy
Written by Brian Wilson & Eugene E. Landy (credit only)
Performed by Brian Wilson
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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