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Erik von Detten ... Deacon (as Erik Von Detten)

Tony Denman ... Fred
Daniel Farber ... Matt

Sarah-Jane Potts ... Ashley (as Sarah Jane Potts)

Amy Smart ... Naomi

Tom Arnold ... Mr. Lewis

Dey Young ... Mrs. Lewis

Riley Smith ... Jake

Vince Vieluf ... Tom Cooperman

Samm Levine ... Roger

Cameron Richardson ... Rachael Unger

Horatio Sanz ... Vic Ramalot
Anders Hedman ... Max (K)

Eddie Driscoll ... Mike

Brooke Dillman ... Biology / Health Teacher

Nicole McKay ... Kelly

Daniella Evangelista ... Wendy

Mark Gibbon ... Bouncer #1

Brad Mann ... J.T.
Erika Johnson ... Plantain
James Bell ... Guy #1
Lucas McCann ... Guy #2

Shayn Solberg ... Dorky Freshman

Todd Mann ... Mark
Tammy Morris ... Darla

Chris Parnell ... Mr. Ronald Greitzer

Lin Shaye ... Tequila

Sonya Salomaa ... Cocktail Waitress
Christine Caux ... American Flag Stripper

Heather Hanson ... Hairdresser

Alex Diakun ... Russ
Constance Barnes ... Female Nurse

Rachel Dratch ... Mrs. Greitzer
David H. Steinberg ... Video Dupe Guy

David M. Evans ... Dave (as David Mickey Evans)

Brandy Kopp ... Amazing Girl (as Brandy Heidrick)
Ruth Dubuisson ... Black Stripper
Jacqueline Stewart ... Exotic Stripper / 'Cider' (as Jacqueline J. Stewart)

Taras Kostyuk ... Bouncer #2
Jocelyne Loewen ... Dr.'s Receptionist
Clark Phillips ... French Boy
Kenneth Kwok ... Japanese Boy

Angelika Libera ... Chicken Eating Lady (as Angelika Baran)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

C. Ernst Harth ... Magazine Man (scenes deleted)

Andrea Stefancikova ... Cocktail waitress
Robert Bruce ... Coop's Dad (uncredited)

Cory Lee ... Locker Room Girl (uncredited)

Robin Mossley ... DMV Tester (uncredited)
Troy Yorke ... Gagged Man (uncredited)

Directed by
David M. Evans  (as David Mickey Evans)
Writing credits
David H. Steinberg (written by)

Produced by
Sabine de Mardt .... executive producer (as Sabine Müller)
David M. Evans .... associate producer (as David Mickey Evans)
David Paul Kirkpatrick .... executive producer
Keetgi Kogan .... producer
Brad Krevoy .... producer
Amy Ostrower .... associate producer
Klaus Rettig .... producer
Adam Richman .... associate producer
Gerhard Schmidt .... executive producer
David H. Steinberg .... co-producer
Lisa Towers .... line producer
Paul E. Harvey .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Andrew Gross 
Cinematography by
John B. Aronson (director of photography) (as John Aronson)
Film Editing by
Harry Keramidas 
Casting by
Dan Shaner  (as Shaner Testa Casting)
Michael Testa  (as Shaner Testa Casting)
Production Design by
Brent Thomas 
Art Direction by
Roxanne Methot 
Set Decoration by
Louise Roper 
Costume Design by
Jori Woodman 
Makeup Department
Tanya Hudson .... assistant makeup artist
Joan Isaacson .... key makeup artist
M. Brando Pero .... assistant hair stylist (as Mel Pero)
Nancy Steyns .... key hair stylist
Joel Echallier .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Brendan Ferguson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Dashkewytch .... first assistant director
Jeffrey F. January .... first assistant director
Martina Lang .... third assistant director
Brad Medhurst .... trainee assistant director
Ivana Siska .... second assistant director
Art Department
Steve Cass .... scenic carpenter
Joseph Conroy .... scenic carpenter (as Joe Conroy)
Graham Coutts .... property master
James Robert 'J.R.' Davis .... set decoration office coordinator (as J.R. Davis)
Doris Deutschmann .... art department assistant
Frank Duignan .... scenic painter
Jim Easton .... illustrator
Ivan Fish .... construction first aid
Ivan Fish .... lead carpenter
Kenny Gibbs .... on-set dresser
Gillian Goodman .... assistant property master (as Gill Goodman)
Frank Hanuska .... lead carpenter
Jason Hawkins .... set dresser
Gail Irvine .... props buyer
Avo Liva .... head greens
Derick McLeod .... construction coordinator
Don Meyer .... scenic carpenter
Michael Molson .... assistant set decorator
Dave Nelson .... scenic carpenter
Tanya A. Nordhoff .... set decoration buyer (as Tanya Nordoff)
Bryan Pederson .... construction foreman
Marlow Pederson .... scenic carpenter
Reno Pellegrin .... set dresser (as Reno Pellegrine)
Alessandra Piovera .... draughtsperson
Robert Pratt .... storyboard artist (as Rob Pratt)
Chris Rae .... lead carpenter
James Reddy .... lead dresser
Carl-Heinz Renker .... lead hand (as Carl Renker)
Joe Sala .... paint foreman
Wayne Smith .... sign writer
Norm Spence .... paint coordinator
John Wilson .... scenic carpenter
Sean Wynia .... lead hand
Kristina Lyne .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Etter Balázs .... adr recordist: Budapest, Gaston Studios
Joe Bracciale .... dialogue editor
Joe Bracciale .... supervising sound editor
Alex Bullick .... sound assistant
Lee de Lang .... sound effects editor (as Lee De Lang)
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Hanchar .... boom operator (as Rob Hanchar)
Shaughnessy Hare .... sound effects recordist
Chris Higgins .... sound assistant
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Rob Nokes .... supervising sound editor
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Daryl Powell .... sound mixer
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Virostek .... sound effects recordist
Julie Weinstein .... audio post-production facility manager: Deluxe Toronto
Mike Welker .... assistant sound editor
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Jamie Gould .... re-recording assistant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Pierre-Paul Charbonneau .... special effects best boy (as Pierre-Paul Carbonneau)
Corbin Fox .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jean-Luc Dinsdale .... visual effects supervisor: GVFX
Sarah McMurdo .... visual effects coordinator: GVFX
Philip Edward Alexy .... 3D lead digital artist: GVFX (uncredited)
Aruna Inversin .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Daniel Osaki .... digital artist (uncredited)
Nick Allen .... stunt double
Duane Dickinson .... stunt double (as Duane Dickson)
Dave Hospes .... stunt double
Brad Loree .... stunt coordinator
Marshall Virtue .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Black .... key grip
Bill Dawson .... lamp operator
Dale Garrison .... lamp operator
Simon Jori .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Scott Keates .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Scott Keats)
Alan MacKinnon .... generator operator (as Al McKinnon)
Alan Markfield .... still photographer
Marty McInally .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bill Molnar .... best boy grip
Jay Norton .... pre-rig key grip
Robert L. O'Hara .... dolly grip (as Robert O'Hara)
Jos Oman .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Guy Paterson .... rigging gaffer (as Guy Patterson)
Don Saari .... gaffer
Richard Sinclair .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Andrew Spencer-Phillips .... grip
Kwesi Thompson .... video camera operator
Max Torroba .... video coordinator
Jeff Trebenski .... best boy electric
Michael Wale .... camera operator: "b" camera
Pat Waller .... grip
Thomas Yardley .... camera trainee
Gerhard Ramone Young .... grip (as Gerhard 'Ramone' Young)
Marcus James .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Marty McInally .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Stuart Aikins .... casting: Canada
Sean Cossey .... casting: Canada
Doreen Ferreira .... extras casting associate
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting
Alpha Tyler .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roger Baron .... costume coordinator
Michelle Hunter .... assistant costume designer
Maria Livingstone .... costume set supervisor
Susan Pajos .... costumer
Editorial Department
Anthony Bozanich .... first assistant editor
Roman Caprano .... post-production assistant
Cyril Drabinsky .... colorist: Deluxe Laboratories
Roger Fenton .... assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter: Executive Cutting Service (as Mary Duerrstein)
Matvey Shatz .... color timer
Achim Strack .... post-production coordinator: Germany
Music Department
Ryeland Allison .... composer: additional music
Michael Bowers .... composer: additional music
Randy Gerston .... music supervisor
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor (as Amanda Goodpastor)
Brian Leff .... music coordinator
Chris Mangione .... temp music
Ramin Sakurai .... composer: additional music
Daniel Schweiger .... temp music (as Daniel Schwieger)
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Jeanette Surga .... music editor (as Janette Surga)
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Marcus Barone .... music administrator (uncredited)
Gil Talmi .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Sydney Belzberg .... vehicle supplier liaison: Budget Rent A Car
Larry Boyce .... driver: cast
Ed Boyd .... driver: grip truck
Thea Brown .... driver: cast
Robert Buxton .... driver: electric truck (as Bob Buxton)
Rick Giles .... driver: camera truck
Joaquim Guita .... driver: Germany
Shawn Henter .... driver: honeywagon
John Horjono .... driver: special effects truck
Oscar Lucchetta .... driver: starwagon (as Oscar Luchetta)
Ed McDonough .... driver: props truck
Ken Meier .... picture car wrangler
Gaetan Morin .... driver: set decoration
Les Peters .... driver: cable truck
Ric Petrini .... driver: cast
Bill Rodney .... driver: starwagon
Don Stenstrom .... driver: starwagon
Charlie Teeple .... driver: construction truck
Bob Thorner .... transportation captain
Ian 'Moss' Urquhart .... transportation coordinator
Brian Whitlock .... driver: hair/make-up/wardrobe truck
Other crew
Lyndsay Anderson .... location production assistant (as Lindsay Anderson)
Steven Banks Tesney .... web site designer: Mr. Evans
Alan Bartolic .... assistant location manager
Alan Bartolic .... location scout
Art Bennett .... security captain
Christa Bentlage .... assistant: Mr. Schmidt
Karen Bergen .... assistant accountant
Karen Bergen .... payroll
Graham Blacklock .... craft service
Graham Blacklock .... first aid
Ken Brooker .... assistant location manager
Nicole Bruch .... assistant: Ms. Müller
Camilo Buendia .... location production assistant
Clint Butler .... location production assistant
John Cannon .... accountant: MPCA
Morris Chapdelaine .... stand-in
Cory Chew .... completion bond: Film Finances
Samantha Crew .... stand-in
Hans Dayal .... trainee assistant location manager
Jitka Dermiskova .... location production assistant
Dino Dinico .... extras wrangler
Mark Dumas .... animal wrangler: Creative Animal Talent
Dani Elias .... production office
Alison Eng .... post-production accountant
Sonja Ewers .... head of development: Talent Network
Glenn D. Feig .... production legal: Frankel & Feig
Maggie Giberson .... accountant: post-production sound
Susanne Glebke .... assistant accountant: Talent Network
Francisco Gonzalez .... international sales: MPCA (as Francisco J. González)
Louisa Gradnitzer .... location manager
Montgomery Hill .... location production assistant
Carol Hocking .... assistant accountant
Carole Jensson .... assistant chef (as Carol Jensson)
Jeane Kidd .... security captain
Laura Lynn Kucharski .... location production assistant
Kyle Leydier .... location production assistant
Reuben Liber .... production executive: MPCA
Stefan Lux .... production controller: Talent Network
Gregory Makaroff .... stand-in (as Greg Makaroff)
Daryl Makortoff .... location production assistant
Brenda McClellan .... assistant accountant
Brenda McClellan .... payroll
Nancy Elizabeth McKenzie .... assistant production coordinator (as Nancy McKenzie)
Rhiannon Meier .... assistant: Brad Krevoy
Erik Mountain .... assistant: Brad Krevoy
Susan Muir .... completion bond: Film Finances
Sonja Mörkens .... coordinator: IWP
Jörg Nickel .... production legal: BFJM, Frankel & Feig
Dagmar Niehage .... assistant: Mr. Rettig
Buckley Norris .... insurance broker: AON/Ruben Winkler Entertainment
Ambrose Aibi Okundaye .... location production assistant (as Aibi Okundaye)
Susan Peck .... location production assistant
Conny Puchner .... assistant accountant: Talent Network
Lisa Ragosin .... production coordinator
Steve Ransohoff .... completion bond: Film Finances
Barbra Richardsen .... production accountant
Steve Risa .... chef
Stephen Scharf .... production legal: Frankel & Feig
Paula Schmit .... completion bond: Film Finances
Monika Schotz .... production legal: Frankel & Feig (as Monika Scholz)
Bernhard Speck .... production accountant: Talent Network
J.C. Strouts .... key location production assistant (as JC Strouts)
Martin Svab .... production executive: Original Voices
Drew Thompson .... on-set animal wrangler: Vreative Animal Talent
Rick Toulon .... production legal: Frankel & Feig (as Rik Toulon)
Cristina Weigmann .... script supervisor (as Christina Weigmann)
Larry Winokur .... publicist: BWR Public Relations
Steve Woodley .... on-set animal wrangler: Creative Animal Talent
Maureen Young .... craft services: extras
Terence Chase .... security co-captain (uncredited)
Jürgen Jansen .... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)
Grant Lutz .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Milicevic .... security (uncredited)
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. .... craft service (uncredited)
Darren Robertson .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Josh Baldwin .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Barely Legal" - UK (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
"National Lampoon's Barely Legal" - USA (video title)
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Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor, language and drinking, involving teens
USA:90 min | Argentina:91 min
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Vic Ramalot is based on the real life porn actor Ron Jeremy.See more »
Continuity: At Tom Cooperman's party, Naomi is shown before and after she picks up a cup of beer from the table. As she is reaching for the cup of beer, there are 3 cups of beer on the table. Afterward, she has a beer in her hand and there are 4 cups of beer on the table.See more »
Biology / Health Teacher:The male deposits his seed, and moves on. Probably to a younger, more desirable female. One who doesn't have any issues, whatever that means.See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Apparently, you have to be in the 'mood' to like it – whatever mood that is; I hope I do not fall to the depths of psychological depravity it incurs., 27 December 2008
Author: johnnyboyz from Hampshire, England

When I happened to stumble across this film, it was entitled Barely Legal and not After School Special. Truth is, the film is barely watchable and feels more like a drunken after dinner daydream than an after school special. Is there an audience for this sort of material? Are there people that will enjoy a film like Barely Legal? The film isn't really about anything as much as it is a documentation of producing pornography or the meek attempt at making pornography and all the hassle that it involves. What really grates, and this is an underlying theme, is that watching a really bad film is one thing but watching a really bad film about people attempting to make a really bad film within the universe of what we're seeing is just painful.

The film, a part of the National Lampoon series (whatever that is), was directed by David M. Evans (answers on a postcard as to what the 'M' might stand for) whose previous crimes against cinema include the 3rd and 4th Beethoven outings some years ago and who is also scheduled to direct the up and coming 'Ace Ventura Junior' film. That should be, if Jim Carrey sequels/prequels not starring Jim Carrey are anything to go by in the form of Son of the Mask and Dumb and Dumberer, utterly unwatchable at the very best.

This particular little travesty however follows three young American boys at high school as they attempt to feed off Tony Montana's ideation of 'getting the money, getting the power and getting the women'. Yeah, trouble is Tony Montana had nothing to do with making pornography and Barely Legal has nothing to do with chasing the American dream: it's just clueless, horny kids using porn as a front to get closer to girls. The film is fundamentally flawed in every retrospect. Any film entitled 'Barely Legal' which revolves around people making pornography and still manages to worm its way into a realm of the '15' certificate over here in Britain instead of the '18' certificate has to have done something cataclysmically wrong during the making process. Clearly, the BBFC deem it not all that bad in terms of gratuity and I just wonder if that was the certificate the makers were aiming for – I doubt it.

The boys making the film are Deacon (von Detten); Fred (Denman) and Matt (Farber), three hapless individuals given mercilessly unfunny introductions about their relationships toward girls and some of their 'habits' when it comes to communicating with them. The film totally disregards women from the off but the sad fact is that's an absolute given in this genre. There is lots of slow motion, lots of hair flicking and cutesy smiling girls looking flirtatious although any sane viewer will just yawn at it all. At one point in the film, a character whilst making the porno exclaims something along the lines of "Women's points of view don't even matter in these sorts of movies" and he's sort of hit the nail on the head for all the wrong reasons – when he says 'these sorts of movies', is it the real film actually recognising how rubbish it knows it is? If so then it's admitting it is rubbish; if not, then it's admitting to its blatant sexism right there.

I think when the people that wrote this actually finished it, they were twenty or so pages short of 90 odd minutes. Thus, the messy and dull narrative that opens up to do with Deacon loosing his friends as the project falls apart is silly and doesn't work; it feels thrown in and manufactured out of the primary story about kids wanting girls so they make porn. It's the overall idea I don't understand. When will people learn that pornography is not funny? When will people realise that films about pornography are not funny? Glimpses or very quick cuts of bras, nipples and so forth do-not-make-people-laugh, simple; they are an on screen visualisation of someone's fantasy writ down and writ large across the screen for others to see – it's not funny and it's a waste of everyone's time.

IMDb has this film on its 'release dates' page opening at Cannes, in May 2003 – it's one of those screenings at Cannes you just wish you were there for, purely for the reaction and the witnessing of the mass walkout I'm sure there was, that is of course if the fact it was shown there is true in the first place. Supposedly, Irreversible is the most walked out of film at Cannes ever, but that's only because no one was paying any attention to the screenings of this junk. Everywhere else, this was direct to DVD and the cast probably wanted it swept under the carpet for good measure. When the friendships have been broken down and patched up in doubly quick time, there's time for local porn king Vic Ramalot (Sanz) to waltz around in public complete with gun drawn hunting for the kids who he assumes to be up and coming rivals threatening his business. It really is that daft and that bad.

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