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

Also Known As:

Aquellos viejos tiempos  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$74,608,545 (USA) (25 April 2003)
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The idea for the film came when Todd Phillips was talking to a friend of his who had seen and enjoyed Phillips' movie Frat House (1998) and told him, "You know what would be funny is a movie about older guys who start a fraternity of their own." After being told by Phillips to write it, he presented Phillips with a "loose version" of the finished product. See more »

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At the birthday party, after Frank gets shot with the dart gun, he falls onto a table and knocks over a chair. He falls on top of the chair. In the next shot his arm is through the chair as he is lying on the ground. See more »

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Mitch Martin: At this point, you may be asking yourself, why am I holding this 30 pound cinderblock in my hands? You might also ask yourself, why does this cinderblock have a long piece of string tied to it? And finally, why is the other end of this string tied securely to your penis?
Beanie: And the answer, ladies... is trust.
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Here I Go Again
Written by David Coverdale & Bernie Marsden
Performed by Whitesnake
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enjoyable if not always on target
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

A man in his mid-thirties is restless, disheartened, and fed up with life in general after breaking up with his longtime girlfriend. He moves into a house on a college campus where, against his better judgment but with the persuasion of his equally depressed, unhappily married buddies, he starts an unofficial fraternity. To their surprise, the fraternity turns into a huge success that allows the three of them to recapture the spirit of their beloved college years. Intentionally goofy, college-oriented comedy from the director of Road Trip is uneven at times, but the cast is good and there are often some very funny moments. **½


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