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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Aquellos viejos tiempos  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Will Ferrell was really naked for Frank's streaking scene. He justified it by saying it showed his character falling off the wagon. "The fact that it made sense was the reason I was really into doing it, and why I was able to commit on that level," he explained to the BBC. "If it was just for the sake of doing a crazy shot, then I don't think it makes sense." Still, Ferrell needed some liquid courage, and was intimidated by the presence of Snoop Dogg. See more »

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In the scene where the gymnastics are taking place, when Vince Vaughn is doing the rings, you can see in the background it says "Harrison University - STATE CHAMPS". Because this is a college university, state champions would not be a possible achievement. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Hey, I just want to thank you one last time for being here. It's the best day ever.
Beanie: Don't even start with me, Franklin, okay? You need to walk away from this ASAP.
Frank: What?
Beanie: You need to get out, Frankie. This is it. It's now or never. You need to get out of here while you're still single.
Frank: I'm not single.
Beanie: She's 30 yards away, you're single now.
Frank: Come on, Marissa's the best thing that's ever happened to me.
Beanie: Why don't you give that six months. You don't think that'll change? I got a wife, kids. Do I ...
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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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Referenced in Tosh.0: Make It Snow Girl (2010) See more »

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Peach Fuzz
Written by Don Argott
Performed by PornoSonic
Courtesy of Virgin Monk Muzik
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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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