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Director:
Writers:
Brent Goldberg (written by) &
David Wagner (written by)
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Release Date:
5 April 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Tradition Continues See more »
Plot:
The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Ryan Reynolds ... Van Wilder

Tara Reid ... Gwen Pearson

Tim Matheson ... Vance Wilder Sr.

Kal Penn ... Taj Mahal Badalandabad

Teck Holmes ... Hutch

Daniel Cosgrove ... Richard Bagg

Deon Richmond ... Mini Cochran

Alex Burns ... Gordon

Emily Rutherfurd ... Jeannie

Paul Gleason ... Professor McDoogle

Erik Estrada ... Himself

Curtis Armstrong ... Campus Cop

Jason Winer ... Panos Patakos

Chris Owen ... Suicidal Freshman

Simon Helberg ... Vernon

Aaron Paul ... Wasted Guy

Ivana Bozilovic ... Naomi

Kim Smith ... Casey
Teresa Hill ... Hot Female Doctor

Megan Gallagher ... Holyoke Hottie
Jason Hopkins ... Sick Boy

Lydia Hull ... Lindsey

Mark Chaet ... Business Manager
Michael Waltman ... Coach Ken Massey
Cynthia Fancher ... Ms. Haver
Michael Olowokandi ... Leron

Darius Miles ... Darius

Quentin Richardson ... Quentin

Lamar Odom ... Coolidge Chickadee Player

Nick Puga ... Pimply Faced Freshman

Joshua Swanson ... Annoyingly Peppy Freshman

Jesse Capelli ... Desiree (as Jenny Leone)
Ronald Hunter ... Gus
Jeremy Phillips ... Overweight Freshman

Darcy Shean ... Gwen's Mom
Harry Danner ... Dr. Beeverman
Tom Howard ... Gwen's Dad

John Colton ... Dr. Henke

Sophia Bush ... Sally

J. Patrick McCormack ... Dean Mooney

Gregg Daniel ... English Professor

Lauren Birkell ... Cheesy TV Announcer
Teesha Lobo ... Hot Indian Girl

Cheryl Bricker ... Mrs. Henke
Christopher Sowers ... Thin Pledge (as Chris Sowers)

Colin Campbell ... Archive Guy
Willie Latimore ... Ming Impersonator

Sean Marquette ... Little Kid
Sterling Rice ... Little Girl
Albert Owens ... Another Doctor

Anderson Goncalves ... Dorky Brother
Anne Varnishung ... Gorgeous Secretary

Erik Aude ... Martial Arts Freshman

Sarah Fairfax ... Mrs. Seay
Travis McKenna ... Milty
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Library Man

Andrew Bilgore ... Party Busting Cop
Alexia Chiaromonte ... Stunning Co-Ed Freshman
Brent Goldberg ... Freshman Interviewee 1
David Wagner ... Freshman Interviewee 2
Chad Evans ... Stoner Freshman
Brandon Kessel ... College Kid

Ryan Carlberg ... Worried Preppy Freshman

Matt Newton ... Male Sophomore (as Matthew Newton)

Edie McClurg ... Campus Tour Guide

Joyce Brothers ... Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)

Shaina Fewell ... Hot Senior
Megan Litwin ... Hotter Friend
Sarah Paul ... Terri
Michelle Thomas ... Sherri
Sirin Suprasert ... Suk Mee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Alfa ... Tranny Stripper (uncredited)
Megan Baker ... Student (uncredited)
Dan Beck ... Lamda geek (uncredited)

Walt Becker ... Fireman (uncredited)

Victoria Blackburn ... Van's Friend (uncredited)
Sean Brennan ... Shoeshine DIK (uncredited)
Chad Brokaw ... DIK Brother (uncredited)
Scott Cappelli ... Rollerskater (uncredited)
Heather Charles ... Luau Girl (uncredited)

Soren Fulton ... 10 Year Old Boy (uncredited)

Reid Godshaw ... Drunk Boy (uncredited)
Marc S. Gordon ... Student Leader (uncredited)

Sean Gordon ... Rollerskater (uncredited)

Christopher D. Grace ... Drunken Frat Guy (uncredited)
Kelly Hayes ... Luau Party Guy (uncredited)

Jesse Heiman ... Student on Couch (uncredited)

Summer Moore ... Pajama Party-Goer (uncredited)

Bonnie Morgan ... Twisted Auditioner (uncredited)

Justin Neill ... Frat Guy (uncredited)

Alex Nesic ... ROTC Student (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ... Drag Queen (uncredited)
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen ... Student Bartender (uncredited)
Jennifer Schlueter ... Student (uncredited)

Tom Everett Scott ... Elliot Grebb (uncredited)

Skyler Stone ... Test Taker (uncredited)

Charlie Talbert ... Stomach Guy (uncredited)
Billy Taylor ... Student (uncredited)

Nathan Todaro ... Skating Rink Geek (uncredited)
Cassie Townsend ... Student (uncredited)
Greta Valenti ... Hot Roller Girl (uncredited)
Dave Vandermeuse ... Cowboy Lamda Brother (uncredited)

Josh Waters ... College Student on Campus Tour (uncredited)
Nik Wilcox ... Sychophant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Walt Becker 
 
Writing credits
Brent Goldberg (written by) &
David Wagner (written by) (as David T. Wagner)

Produced by
Peter Abrams .... producer
Kirk D'Amico .... executive producer
Lucas Foster .... executive producer
Jeff Franks .... associate producer
Rick Joseph .... co-producer
Robert L. Levy .... producer
Jonathon Komack Martin .... producer
Peter Nelson .... co-producer
Ari Newman .... co-producer
Andrew Panay .... producer
Philip von Alvensleben .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Lawrence 
 
Cinematography by
James R. Bagdonas (director of photography) (as James Bagdonas)
 
Film Editing by
Dennis M. Hill 
 
Production Design by
Rachel Kamerman 
 
Art Direction by
William J. Durrell Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
Suzan Katcher 
Jill McGraw 
 
Costume Design by
Alexis Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Kimberly 'Beverly' Beard .... key hair stylist
Timothy Considine .... special makeup effects artist
Jeffrey S. Farley .... special makeup effects artist
Tina Harrelson .... makeup artist
Andrea Helm .... hair stylist
Martina Kohl .... key makeup artist
Susan Laprelle .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Deborah Reissman .... executive in charge of production
Michael Tinger .... post-production supervisor
Andjelija Vlaisavljevic .... production supervisor
Natan Zahavi .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael A. Allowitz .... first assistant director
Susie Balaban .... second second assistant director
Dirk Craft .... assistant director
David Hallinan .... first assistant director: second unit
Anna E. Hayward .... second assistant director
Elenie Mansalis .... second assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Rich Andrade .... set dresser
William Apperson .... construction coordinator
Brian Bains .... on-set dresser
Daniel Chaves .... labor foreman
Gary Dent .... leadman
Brian Kline .... assistant property master
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... storyboard artist
Lisa Vasconcellos .... art department coordinator
Thomas R. Wagner .... property master
 
Sound Department
Richard Burnette .... mix facility coordinator
Robert Carr .... sound recordist
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
David Esparza .... sound effects editor
Frank A. Fuller Jr. .... sound editor
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Hamilton .... adr editor
Kevin Hamilton .... dialogue editor
Daniel Hastings .... boom operator
Ben Jacob .... production sound mixer (as Itamar Ben-Jacob)
Ben Jacob .... sound engineer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Lee Lemont .... supervising adr editor
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Marc Meyer .... first assistant sound editor
Anthony Milch .... dialogue editor
William Munroe .... additional boom operator
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Michael Payne .... sound effects editor
James L. Pearson .... sound editor
John Placencia .... utility sound technician
Martin Schloemer .... sound recordist
Alexander Schwartz .... foley artist
Cathie Speakman .... sound editor
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Jonathan Wareham .... sound effects editor
Aaron D. Weisblatt .... sound effects editor
Bernard Weiser .... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... sound effects editor
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
James Marchione .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Stuart Provine .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Royce Hager .... special effects foreman
Josh Hakian .... special effects coordinator
Russ Herpich .... mold maker: Creature Effects Inc.
Mark Rappaport .... special effects makeup
Eric Von Scott .... animal special effects/prosthetics
 
Visual Effects by
Andy Davis .... digital compositor: Standard
Jessica James .... opticals: main title sequence producer
Jessica James .... visual effects producer
Don Lee .... digital compositor
Andrew MacDonald .... compositor: Creo Collective
 
Stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Manny Chavez .... stunts
Dirk Christensen .... stunts
Joe Cofer .... stunts
Laura Lee Connery .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... utility stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunt coordinator
Bobby Ore .... stunt performer
Brian Simpson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Patti Arpaia .... still photographer
Chris Byers .... key grip
Gerrit Dangremond .... Steadicam operator
Gerrit Dangremond .... camera operator
Nate Foll .... electrician
Sean Ginn .... electrician
Barry Gross .... rigging gaffer
Julie Helton .... camera loader
John Hoffma .... rigging electrician
Jason Jensen .... second assistant camera
Mark Pickens .... dolly grip
John Placencia .... video assist operator
Bruce Reutlinger .... camera operator
Paul Storino .... grip
Rob Sweeney .... director of photography: second unit
Wally Sweeterman .... first assistant camera
Jon Tilton .... electric best boy
Toby Tucker .... film loader
Michael Chambliss .... hot head technician (uncredited)
Ryan Shopay .... lamp operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rob Decina .... casting: New York
Barbara Fiorentino .... casting
Randi Hiller .... casting consultant
Jimmy Jue .... extras casting
Rebecca Mangieri .... casting associate
Summer Wesson .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gloria Fonseca .... set costumer
Laura E. Little .... costumer
Gregory B. Peña .... costume supervisor
Gregory B. Peña .... set costumer
Catherine Peña .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ryan Folsey .... additional editor
Bob Wenokur .... studio post-production representative
Andrew Chitko .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Guy Defazio .... music mixer
Guy Erez .... musician
Sheri Ozeki .... music editor
Christopher Violette .... music supervisor (as Chris Violette)
Richard Ziegler .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Michael J. Birnkrant .... driver
Eric Moon .... driver
Sean J. Moore .... transportation
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Edwin Avedissian .... location manager
Ronald Arthur Baker .... caterer
Darren Lynn Bousman .... production assistant
Neil Butler .... assistant: Lucas Foster
Francois Caillaud .... production assistant
Dayna Danika .... production coordinator
Melissa Engle .... production assistant
Corina Garcia .... assistant: Robert Levy and Peter Abrams (as Corinna Garcia)
Allison Graham .... marketing coordinator
Kelly Hayes .... production assistant
Paula Hunziker .... script supervisor (as Paula Dussman)
Chris Kenny .... location assistant
Megan Litwin .... production assistant
Jeremy Martin .... assistant: Andrew Panay
Rebecca Merle .... production assistant (as Rebecca Koscinski)
Jennifer Monroe .... assistant: Jonathon Komack Martin (as Jennifer Hilton)
Billy Parks .... assistant: Lucas Foster
Gregory B. Peña .... set supervisor
J.C. Rappaport .... assistant: Kirk D'Amico
Taylor Saxon .... set medic
Anouk Schaff .... assistant: Philip von Alvensleben (as Anouk Schaaf)
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... production assistant
Mollie Stallman .... production assistant
Christopher W. Trott .... location manager
Randy Barach .... security officer (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Steven Jetton .... layout board (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mimi Clarke .... special thanks
Austin Lander .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Van Wilder: Party Liaison" - Australia, Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), Philippines (English title), UK, USA (working title)
"National Lampoon's Van Wilder" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content, gross humor, language and some drug content
Runtime:
92 min | USA:94 min (unrated version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Austria:14 | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A (Alberta) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) (also unrated version) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (also unrated version) | Canada:AA (Ontario) (also unrated version) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Finland:K-15 (TV rating) | Germany:12 (f) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:15 | Italy:T | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The poem that the Literature professor reads for Van's final is Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Van and Gwen are talking in the ice rink, the positioning of Gwen's face changes from looking at Van to looking down, to looking straight ahead.See more »
Quotes:
Van Wilder:Hey look. I read the damn article all right. But don't tell anyone because if word gets out that I read my reputation shot to hell.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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48 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
One hilarious movie, 28 February 2004
Author: kidhasaces from Canada

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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