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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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$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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Trivia

Three people involved in the production have famous parents. Colin Hanks is Tom Hanks' son, Schuyler Fisk is Sissy Spacek's daughter and director Jake Kasdan is Lawrence Kasdan's son. See more »

Goofs

When Bob rolls down the stairs and hits Arthur Gantner's car, the bandage can be seen. There is no bandage on his head from the view inside the car. In the next shot, the bandage is back again. See more »

Quotes

Krista: Bud is getting so fat. You should really talk to him, he's going to have a heart attack. Plus he's fat.
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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 »

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Referenced in Life or Something Like It (2002) See more »

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Shadow Stabbing
by John McCrea & George Kane
Performed by Cake
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I had low expectations and was surprised

I feel that I should explain 2 things before I give my opinion of this movie 1) I don't expect much from a MTV production and 2) I went to see this movie just to see Colin Hanks, because of his role as Alex Whitman in Roswell.

I was surprised and impressed with Colin Hanks, and Schuyler Fisk who I had not seen in anything. Both of whom played characters that actually had some depth. They actually wanted to go to college not just get laid or marry someone rich.

I found the movie light and funny, full of great cameos

If you are expecting to see a lot of Jack Black you may be disappointed. He only has a supporting role. But hilariously funny as usual.

I also wish that they had kept Colin's hair off of his face, like in some of the beach scenes. The whole bangs thing just, just…. I just didn't like it.

Worth the rental fee for the cameos, Jack Black, some off color jokes and some of the lines the supporting actors have.

DVD has some great deleted scenes and explains why some of the ads showed things that were not in the movie.


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