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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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All the fun of college, none of the education. 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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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,453,216, 23 February 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,585,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,055,349
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Trivia

The film was mainly shot on the Westwood campus of UCLA. The aerial shots of the fictitious Harrison University, however, were of Harvard, they had been shot for Road Trip (2000). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, when Mitch comes home to the "Gang Bang", he greets the dog at the door. The dog is heard panting, but actually isn't. See more »

Quotes

Frank: I told my wife I wouldn't drink tonight. Besides, I got a big day tomorrow. You guys have a great time.
College Student: A big day? Doing what?
Frank: Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in 'Old School' Orientation (2003) See more »

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To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)
Written by Ryan Adams & David Rawlings
Performed by Ryan Adams
Courtesy of Heartbreak Inc.
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Raunch Supreme
14 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Much like the tradition of the raunchy flicks of the 80s, Old School encompasses the age old tradition of tactless and tasteless film creation. Buy the oddity of the situation, this is one of those films I can tolerate. Mid-life malaise couldn't have been drawn better in the lives of Mitch, Frank and Beanie. Men who serve no purpose in society, especially to their significant others. But that's the significance of the frat house. No, it isn't about being drunk and hitting on 19-year-old girls, its about reaffirming your role in society and making the inner soul feel good and relaxed. So, say what you want about the random nudity and cussing, this film is a life affirming film for all men hitting their 30s.


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