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Old School (2003)

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 let 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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Why do men act like boys? Because they can. See more »

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

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21 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Aquellos viejos tiempos  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$74,608,545 (USA) (25 April 2003)
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Will Ferrell was really naked for Frank's streaking scene. He justified it by saying it showed his character falling off the wagon. "The fact that it made sense was the reason I was really into doing it, and why I was able to commit on that level," he explained to the BBC. "If it was just for the sake of doing a crazy shot, then I don't think it makes sense." Still, Ferrell needed some liquid courage, and was intimidated by the presence of Snoop Dogg. See more »

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Near the end, when Frank and Dean Pritchard are tumbling down the classroom stairs, the stuntman for Frank is much smaller than Will Ferrell and also has dark black hair. See more »

Quotes

Beanie: Girls love a guy who's in your situation.
Mitch: What situation?
Beanie: Mitch. You're on the rebound. You're like an injured young fawn who's been nursed back to health and is finally going to be released back into the wilderness.
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References The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) See more »

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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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