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Van Wilder (2002)

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

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5 April 2002 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$21,005,329 (USA) (12 May 2002)
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Trivia

In Gwen's parents house, Van Wilder says about Richard "If he is here, who's running hell?" The same line was used by Richard Ruccolo's character in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998), which Ryan Reynolds also starred in. See more »

Goofs

When Taj is getting ready to give Naomi a massage, she tells him she likes the song on the stereo. Taj replies "It is the White Barry" (meaning Barry White). It's actually a song called "Stumblin' In" performed by Suzie Quatro and Chris Norman. See more »

Quotes

Vance Wilder, Sr.: You have wasted enough of your time and my money. So pack up your panties, son, because we are heading home.
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Crazy Credits

A couple of deleted scenes play on during the end credits including makeout scene outtakes and others. See more »

Connections

References A Time to Kill (1996) See more »

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I'm A Fool
Written by Stacy Jones
Performed by American Hi-Fi
Courtesy of Island Def Jam
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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