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Old School (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  21 February 2003 (USA)
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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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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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Also Known As:

Old School - Wir lassen absolut nichts anbrennen  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$688,346 (Australia) (30 May 2003)

Gross:

$1,300,030 (Australia) (13 June 2003)
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Trivia

The wedding scene where Mitch makes a speech was added during filming; the idea came from Vince Vaughn. See more »

Goofs

Just as Frank falls in the pool after being shot in the neck by a tranquilizer dart, you can see a weight belt around his waist through the robe he is wearing. See more »

Quotes

Mitch: You don't understand me Beanie, it's sexual harassment. I mean I could go to jail for this.
Beanie: For what? Being Awesome? Besides Mitch, how old did you say this girl was, 17 years old? Mitch, that's a total grey area.
Mitch: It's a total felony.
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Clowning Around
Written by Steve Bauman, Robert Riley Wood & Ron Finn
Performed by Sharkfinn
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Records
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Best Comedy in the past 5 years.
15 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the best comedy since Tommy Boy. Every college educated male between the ages of 25-50 knows someone just like Frank and Beanie. Absolutely hilarious. Will Farrell is perfect as Frank but Vince Vaughn steals the show. Half of everything Beanie says in this movie is just classic. The plot goes a little off towards the end, but it doesn't matter because my friends and I have been repeating some of the lines for the last 2 years. With all the really lame comedies that have come out in the past 5 years it is nice to see something that will stand the test of time- a modern Animal House. A little too cheesy towards the end but still a top 10 comedy of all time and a must own on DVD.


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