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Old School (2003)

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Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.



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Mitch, Frank and Beanie are disillusioned with their personal lives begining when Mitch's nymphomanic girlfriend, Heidi, cheats on him, then former party animal Frank gets married, but unwilling to get go of his wild life, and Beanie is a family man seeking to reclaim his wild and crazy youth. Beanie suggests that they form their own fraternity in Mitch's new house on a college campus to re-live their glory days by bringing together a variety of misfit college students, losers, middle-aged and elderly retirees as their new friends and later try to avoid being evicted by the new Dean of Students, Pritchard, whom still holds a personal grudge against all three of them. Written by Matthew Patay

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Critics say, "'Old School' is dumb and pointless." We say, "WHO CARES?" See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aquellos viejos tiempos  »

Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,453,216 (USA) (21 February 2003)


$74,608,545 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Vince Vaughn, the studio didn't want him for the film, as they were unsure that he could do comedy (this being before he was known as a comedic actor). See more »


Frank says that he won't do the beer bong because he had a nice Saturday planned out for 'tomorrow', meaning it would be Friday. Then, the high school girl Mitch sleeps with said she has to get to class, which by then it should be Saturday. The flyers also stated that "Mitch-a-palooza" was on a Thursday night. This means the next day would be Friday. See more »


Frank: That's how you do it. That's how you debate.
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Crazy Credits

During most of the end credits, there are scenes showing what happened to the main characters. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Queen Latifah/Ms. Dynamite (2003) See more »


Here I Go Again
Written by David Coverdale & Bernie Marsden
Performed by Whitesnake
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Why anyone would not like this movie is beyond me
6 June 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the funniest movies ever made. I laughed so hard during this movie. I've heard a lot of bad reviews for this movie, and I can't believe what some people have said. Apparently some copies of this movie were taped over with that godawful Jennifer Aniston debacle "Picture Perfect", because that is the only explanation that I have for the people who have said those things. Seriously, Old School has some of the funniest scenes in movie history...and I've seen a LOT of movies. Mandatory for all movie fans to see. One of the greatest movies ever created! If you haven't seen this movie yet, go get it NOW! Buy it, rent it, borrow it, steal it, whatever, just see it somehow. 10/10

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