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Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002)

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The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate.



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In certain circles, Van Wilder is a living legend at Coolidge College, where he's been a student now for seven years, not yet having completed his degree requirements. Despite being bright, he never attends classes anymore, instead hosting parties, imparting his brand of wisdom to his adoring fans, hosting school organization fundraisers, and rallying the college spirit among the student body. Conversely, Van loves his Coolidge life. In his antics, he has a 2ic in Hutch, and always hires a personal assistant, this year's being a South Asian transfer student named Taj, who wants to learn from the best, namely Van. Van's college life is threatened when his wealthy neglectful father only now learns that Van is still in school, Wilder Sr. who has been paying his way all this time. As such, Wilder Sr. pulls the plug on that subsidy, meaning that Van has to figure out a way to pay for his Coolidge life. Because of his living legend status, Van becomes the subject of a series of articles by ... Written by Huggo

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Don't Graduate. Celebrate. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, gross humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Van Wilder  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,302,913 (USA) (5 April 2002)


$21,005,329 (USA) (10 May 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Olowokandi, Darius Miles, and Quentin Richardson, who were all players on Coolidge's basketball team, were real life teammates at the time in the NBA on the Los Angeles Clippers. See more »


When Naomi is taking off her shirt on the bed with Taj, you hear audio of her talking but her mouth is closed. See more »


Van Wilder: Whoa, trick or treat. What's going on?
Richard: This vaginal discharge won't let us partake in the party.
Van Wilder: Graphic.
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Crazy Credits

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User Reviews

One hilarious movie
28 February 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was one heck of an hilarious movie. I can watch it over and over. Reynolds did a spectacular job in the movie, but I must say that without the character Taj the movie wouldn't have been as funny.

This is more of a guy comedy type movie but my gf loved it also.

The donuts scene I must say was a little gross but still the movie was amazing. Laughed from start to finish..... This is the kind of guy everyone would like to be or know in College.

I don't think they could of taken anyone else then Reynolds to do this role maybe I m just saying that because he is one of my favorite actors but he did do a great job. 9/10

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