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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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$74,608,545 (USA) (25 April 2003)
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Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, and Will Ferrell dubbed themselves "The Wolfpack"-years before Todd Phillips directed The Hangover (2009)-because they would always make fun of each other. A particularly stinging exchange had Ferrell refer to Legally Blonde (2001) (which Wilson had co-starred in) as Legally Bland. Wilson said it didn't make him feel great. Wilson retorted by saying to Ferrell, "Will, you know the transition from TV to the movies isn't a very easy one, so you might just want to keep one foot back in TV just in case this whole movie thing falls through!" See more »

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In order for their total score to drop from an 85 average to a 58 average with Blue's 0 scores, there could only have been 2 members (3 if you include Blue). In fact, with 15 members, their score could only drop to a 79.6% See more »

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Beanie: Because this is a very big idea, my friends. We're talking about a non-exclusive egalitarian brotherhood where community status and, more importantly, age have bearing whatsoever.
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More Fun Than an Assassination
1 February 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Luke Wilson (as Mitch), Will Ferrell (as Frank), and Vince Vaughn (as Beanie) star as three dumb old dudes who open a "frat house" and act stupid. But, this is no "Animal House". Think frat, fat, and fag jokes. And, they're not even funny. Snoop Dogg and James Carville appear as lame versions of themselves. If that's not enough to turn you off, be forewarned - the performers you'd least like to see naked take off the most clothes, with Mr. Ferrell's bare ass hanging around for an interminable length of time. Apologies are in order. Director/co-writer/co-producer Todd Phillips may have taken it the wrong way when someone told him, "This movie should be shot."

* Old School (2/13/03) Todd Phillips ~ Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven


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