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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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Storyline

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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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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21 February 2003 (USA)  »

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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

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 »

Goofs

Mitch-a-palooza is held on a Thursday as stated on fliers. When the college kids goad Frank to have a drink he says he can't because he has plans with his wife tomorrow saying, "We have a nice little Saturday planned." What happened to Friday? See more »

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Beanie: What we need to do is throw a big kick-off, kick-ass party.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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The Sound of Silence
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Thus far the funniest movie of 2003
22 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I just got out of Old School and let me say I laughed myself silly. Todd Phillps has made a great follow up to Road Trip and the same way Tom Green stole the former, Will Ferrel steals every scene he's in. Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn also have equally funny scenes. If you want a funny movie then this is for you.


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