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Orange County -- 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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Colin Hanks ... Shaun Brumder

Jack Black ... Lance Brumder

Schuyler Fisk ... Ashley

Bret Harrison ... Lonny (as Brett Harrison)

Kyle Howard ... Arlo
R.J. Knoll ... Chad (as RJ Knoll)

Catherine O'Hara ... Cindy Beugler

Mike White ... Mr. Burke

John Lithgow ... Bud Brumder

Lily Tomlin ... Charlotte Cobb

George Murdock ... Bob Beugler

Lillian Hurst ... Lupe

Chevy Chase ... Principal Harbert

Olivia Rosewood ... Dana

Carly Pope ... Tanya

Natasha Melnick ... Katie

Manu Intiraymi ... Male Student

Fran Kranz ... Shane Brainard
Shawn Soong ... Stoner
Grace Bustos ... Cheerleader

Sarah Hagan ... Sarah
Michael Aquino ... Jake

Leslie Mann ... Krista
Elsie Escobar ... Rosa
Orlando García ... Jorge
Daniel Farber ... Lucas

Carolyn Wilson ... Butch Female Janitor

Garry Marshall ... Arthur Gantner

Dana Ivey ... Vera Gantner

Jane Adams ... Mona

Harold Ramis ... Don Durkett
Brianna Shebby ... Stephanie Durkett
Leslie Appleyard ... Gina Durkett
Beth Gains ... Mrs. Durkett
David Doty ... Public Safety

Monica Keena ... Gretchen

Sarah Loew ... Party Girl

Lizzy Caplan ... Party Girl

Nat Faxon ... Kip

Sybil Azur ... Dancer
Kimi Bateman ... Dancer
Jennifer Chavarria ... Dancer

Micki Duran ... Dancer
Marisa Gilliam ... Dancer

Bonnie-Jill Laflin ... Dancer
Dani Lee ... Dancer
Carolina Lancaster ... Dancer

Melanie Lewis ... Dancer

Brooke Long ... Dancer

Blythe Matsui ... Dancer

Sandra McCoy ... Dancer
Jenny Seeger ... Dancer
Joie Shettler ... Dancer

Sarah Christine Smith ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Luke Barnett ... Bon-Fire Friend (uncredited)

Alexandra Breckenridge ... Anna (uncredited)

Karen Elmore ... Sorority Girl (uncredited)

Desmon Heck ... Frat Partier (uncredited)
Sam Humeid ... Frat Partier #2 (uncredited)

Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob SquarePants / Gary (voice) (uncredited)

Kevin Kline ... Marcus Skinner (uncredited)

Brian J. Patterson ... High School Student (uncredited)

Tara Rice ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Jerome Elston Scott ... Stoner / Frat Partier#3 (uncredited)

Ben Stiller ... The Firefighter (uncredited)

Directed by
Jake Kasdan 
Writing credits
Mike White (written by)

Produced by
Scott Aversano .... producer
Herb Gains .... executive producer (as Herbert W. Gains)
David Gale .... producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
Adam Schroeder .... executive producer
Van Toffler .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Andrews 
Cinematography by
Greg Gardiner 
Film Editing by
Tara Timpone 
Casting by
Felicia Fasano 
Anne McCarthy 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Gary Frutkoff 
Set Decoration by
Chris L. Spellman 
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
Makeup Department
Laverne Caracuzzi .... key makeup artist
Lisa Layman .... makeup department head
Gloria Ponce .... hair stylist
Production Management
Sara Flamm .... production supervisor
Herb Gains .... unit production manager (as Herbert W. Gains)
Nan Morales .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carey Dietrich .... first assistant director
Seth Edelstein .... second assistant director
Deborah Greaney Donovan .... dga trainee (as Deborah Greaney)
Stephanie Kime .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Deana Albers .... property master
David Corral .... greensman
Kristen Gassner .... set decorating buyer
Sean Ginevan .... set dresser
Wendy Jerde .... scenic painter
Adam Khalid .... art department coordinator
Brian Markey .... construction coordinator
James P. Meehan .... on-set dresser
Michael Mosley .... art department assistant
Nashon Petrushkin .... set dresser
Chris Scher .... carpenter
Brad Shoemaker .... gangboss
Ramsey Smith .... construction foreman
Parker Swanson .... assistant property master
Jason Vanover .... key greensman
Mark Weissenfluh .... leadman
Quinn Yarbrough .... set dresser
Sound Department
Claudia Carle .... sound recordist
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Patrick Cyccone)
Valerie Davidson .... foley supervisor
Valerie Davidson .... sound editor
Barbara Delpuech .... first assistant sound editor
Gregg Frazier .... boom operator
Robert Grieve .... co-supervising sound editor
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Ai-Ling Lee .... sound effects editor
Paul Vik Marshall .... sound mixer
Benjamin Martin .... foley editor
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Randy Nielsen .... sound
Todd Orr .... sound re-recording mixer
Vic Radulich .... dialog editor
Timothy P. Salmon .... boom operator
Joel Shryack .... co-supervising sound editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Keith A. Wester .... production sound mixer
Douglas J. Schulman .... production sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Joe Digaetano .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Matthew Adams .... digital artist: Cinesite
Jonathan Alvord .... Avid editor
Ted Andre .... visual effects compositor
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Vijoy Gaddipati .... software engineer
Brian Gardner .... 3D artist
Dennis Hoffman .... vice president/head of production: Cinesite
Andrew Honacker .... associate visual effects supervisor
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
Tim Maloney .... digital compositor
Michael J. McAlister .... visual effects supervisor (as Micheal J. McAlister)
Michael Ramirez .... digital artist
David Robinson .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Ramprasad Sampath .... visual effects technical director
Kino Scialabba .... art director: vfx
Andrew Soria .... visual effects
Paul Taglianetti .... visual effects producer: Cinesite
Bryan Taylor .... visual effects artist
Dan Weston .... software engineer
Bjorn Zipprich .... digital artist
Bjorn Zipprich .... visual effects
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski .... motion tracking supervisor: Cinesite (uncredited)
Wally Chin .... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)
Robert Coquia Jr. .... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)
Fred Jimenez .... 2D technical assistant (uncredited)
Chad Owen .... digital artist (uncredited)
Rick Avery .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (as Dick Butler)
Jacob Chambers .... stunts
Gary Dionne .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Tanner Gill .... stunts
Keii Johnston .... stunt driver
Brock Little .... stunts
Dustin Meier .... stunts
William Morts .... stunts
Daniel T. O'Brien .... stunt double
Harry O'Connor .... stunts (as Harry O'Conner)
Matthew H. O'Connor .... stunts (as Matt O'Connor)
Denney Pierce .... stunts
Paul E. Short .... stunts
Lee Smith .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunt coordinator
Jim Stephan .... stunts (as Jimmy Stephen)
Darlene Ava Williams .... stunt double: Lily Tomlin
Al Goto .... stunts (uncredited)
Sean Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry M. Shorts .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Troy Waters .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Alexonis .... best boy grip
Steven Aquilino .... second assistant camera
Bryan Ashford .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Matthew Berner .... assistant camera
John S. Campbell .... grip
Betty Chow .... film loader
Cesar Villacis De Lucia .... camera operator
Christopher Goss .... camera operator
Michael Herron .... video assist operator
Chris Johnson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Gary Kelso .... grip
Dan Kneece .... additional camera operator
Gemma La Mana .... still photographer
Carson E. Mayne .... best boy rigging electric
Noe Nava .... set lighting technician
Stephen Martin Paull .... lighting technician
Chris Pavlu .... electrician
Aaron Pazanti .... camera operator
Barry Peterson .... additional photography
Michael C. Price .... key grip
Landon Ruddel .... grip
Jack Serino .... grip
Brent Studler .... rigging electrician
Tommy Tieche .... second assistant camera
Jon Yirak .... first assistant camera
Wayne Baker .... underwater assistant camera (uncredited)
Tom Fendley .... electrician (uncredited)
John Toll .... cinematographer: end beach sequence (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting
Beanie Barnes .... casting intern (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stacy Caballero .... costumer
Joseph T. Mastrolia .... set costumer
Katrina Mastrolia .... set costumer
Daniel Grant North .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... final colorist
Alan Z. McCurdy .... assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Hugh Ross .... apprentice editor
Dylan Tichenor .... additional editor
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Tom Calderaro .... conductor
Tom Calderaro .... orchestrator
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Manish Raval .... music supervisor
Tom Wolfe .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Bruce Callahan .... driver
Daniel Conte Sr. .... driver
Dana Schisler .... driver
William Smallwood .... driver: production van
Jay Thompson .... driver
Other crew
Michael Altman .... projectionist
Chung An .... production assistant
Malcolm Auchincloss .... assistant: Mr. Rubin
Serena Baker .... key assistant location manager
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Lil Blue .... security officer
Ashlee Burnette .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Cassandra Butcher .... unit publicist
Joe Camp .... animal wrangler
Curtis Collins .... location manager
J. John Corbett .... title designer
Patrick Corcoran .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Jennifer Corey .... production coordinator
David W. Dale .... production assistant
Pam Des Vigne .... lead payroll accountant
Dan Duffy .... gene operator
Casey Erklin .... stand-in
Anne Fletcher .... choreographer
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Sean Garcia .... production assistant
Sarah Hendler .... assistant: Mr. Kasdan
Joshua C. Hersko .... assistant: Scott Rudin
Lars Knudsen .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Melvin Mar .... assistant: Mr. Aversano
Peter McKernan .... aerial coordinator
Blair Mealing .... assistant to cast
Leda Nornang .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Matthew H. O'Connor .... marine coordinator
Charley Parlapanides .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Kate Powell .... production assistant
Glen Richard .... production accountant
Wells Rosales .... stand-in
Will Rowbotham .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Dana Rubenstein .... assistant: Mr. Gains
Ahmed Saker .... key set medic
Benjamin Scissors .... production assistant
Chad J. Shonk .... staff production assistant
E.R. Silverbush .... assistant: Mr. Gale
Sue Smith .... production secretary
Emre Sonmez .... key assistant location manager
Debbie Tieman .... assistant accountant
Catherine H. Vlasuk .... assistant production office coordinator (as Cathy Vlasuk)
Kevin J. Walsh .... executive assistant: Mr. Rudin
Nancy Anderson .... dancer (uncredited)
Scott Brant .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Tammy Maples .... animal trainer (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and sexuality
82 min
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Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence Kasdan, wrote the screenplay for The Big Chill (1983), in which Kevin Kline starred, and which Jake Kasdan also had a small role in as a child.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Charming and unconventional - sort of like "orange" itself, 4 August 2012
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Shaun Brumder (Colin Hanks) is an abnormally bright child. A kid whose schoolwork comes naturally to him and grades were never something to sweat over. But instead of trying to lead an ambitious life, Shaun chooses to spend his days surfing and hanging out with his pals. But when his best friend Lonny is killed in a surfing accident, Shaun contemplates if this direction is the best one to pursue. He later discovers a novel, written by a man named Marcus Skinner, on the beach one day, reads it cover to cover, and loves every minute of it. Upon reading it a dozen more times, and practicing writing similar stories on his own, he realizes that he has a talent for writing and ultimately that's what he wants to become.

Shaun's homelife is a rather strange one. His parents are divorced, with his mother (Catherine O'Hara) being a sensitive, needy woman and his father (John Lithgow) a selfish and unruly cad. Shaun's brother is Lance (Jack Black), a portly stoner who is rarely seen fully clothed. Lance continues to offer advice to Shaun, which he will inherently disregard as rambling with no meaning, yet this isn't one of those stories where the dopey character may actually be smarter than we believe. He's just dumb.

Our hero's dream, however, is to get accepted to Stanford and major in journalism. His girlfriend, the neighborhood activist Ashley (Schuyler Fisk) is all support, but his chances seemingly plummet downward when his guidance counselor sends the wrong transcript to Stanford. Instead of the bright and dedicated student they should receive, the school accepts some ne'er-do-well stoner who applied on a whim.

Orange County follows Shaun as he tries in every which way to get accepted to Stanford and pursue a life of intellect and creativity. One thing that becomes the top priority on his list is escaping the inherently listless and seemingly mundane town of Orange County, where nobody takes anything with an ounce of seriousness and everyone seems to be self-indulgent and careless.

This is a film with a big agenda, a clear heart, but an often misunderstood soul, mainly because its headliner, Jack Black, doesn't deliver the laughs you would expect. Orange County is not an energetic, high-octane romp, but a sweet and endearing character study that is equal parts sly comedy and equal parts dramatic and deep. A scene comes early on in the film where Shaun is wasting away in a class and his teacher is asking the students if they know anyone who would be interested in speaking to the school about personal experiences. Shaun proposes a writer who has just received a high honor, but is quickly one-upped by another classmate who has connections to Brittney Spears. This scene illustrates so discretely and subtly how motivated and turned on we get as a society by popularity and publicity rather than true talent and admiration.

Colin Hanks, an actor still searching for that breakout role, handles the task here beautifully, even with the challenge and notable burden of carrying a lion's weight of a film on his back. He's no idiot. His character rarely misses a beat and is a calming and simple pleasure to endure. So is his brother, despite his slow, uninspiring persona. Orange County has an indescribable beauty and charm to its screenplay, one that offers an experience that is fresh and viable, and definitely unconventional.

Starring: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, Catherine O'Hara, John Lithgow, and Lily Tomlin. Directed by: Jake Kasdan.

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