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Old School (2003)

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aquellos viejos tiempos  »

Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$74,608,545 (USA) (25 April 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The elephant costume, worn by Rick Gonzalez's character during the birthday party scene, is the same as the costume worn by Johnny Messner's character in The Sweetest Thing (2002). See more »


When Beanie is in the kitchen describing that they are starting a fraternity, the large black pot on the front left burner keeps moving on and off the burner to the middle of the stove during the scene. See more »


Frank: Yea, I'm cool either way. I just have to run it by Marissa.
[Mitch and Beanie give him a weird look]
Frank: I'm messing with you guys.
Beanie: Not funny. Not funny. And now the baby is upset.
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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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Here I Go Again
Written by David Coverdale & Bernie Marsden
Performed by Whitesnake
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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