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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)  »

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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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Trivia

Snoop Dogg agreed to cameo in the film so he could play Huggy Bear in Starsky & Hutch (2004). Todd Phillips admitted to essentially bribing him, using his desire to play Huggy Bear to his advantage. "So when I went to him I said, 'I want you to do Huggy Bear,' he was really excited. And I said, 'Oh yeah, also will you do this little thing for me in Old School a little cameo?' So he kind of had to do it I think." See more »

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When Mitch is reading Frank's note about the house being boarded up, not only does Frank's voice-over say things that aren't on the note: "If you're holding this letter, you already know..." but his voice-over doesn't say things that are in the letter: "There is absolutely no way to get inside." and "I love you." The complete voice-over says: "Dear Mitch, If you're holding this letter, you already know. The house has been boarded up. The windows, the doors, everything. We're at the Comfort Inn. Room 112. I love you. Frank." The actual writing on the note says: "Dear Mitch. The house has been boarded up. The windows, the doors, everything. There is absolutely no way to get inside. We're at the Comfort Inn. Room 112. Frank." See more »

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Garry: OkK ladies, the secret to a good BJ is focus. I don't care if we're talking about your husband of ten years or some hot sailor you met a TGI Fridays.
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Hungry Like the Wolf
Written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, John Taylor & Roger Taylor
Performed by Duran Duran
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Raunch Supreme
14 March 2003 | by (Tucson, AZ) – 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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