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Old School (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  21 February 2003 (USA)
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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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All the fun of college, none of the education. 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:

Old School - Wir lassen absolut nichts anbrennen  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$688,346 (Australia) (30 May 2003)

Gross:

$1,300,030 (Australia) (13 June 2003)
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Trivia

Anthony Begonia auditioned for the role of Spanish. See more »

Goofs

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

Dean Pritchard: Ladies and gentleman, please welcome, the co-host of CNN's Crossfire, famed political consultant, the raging Cajun, Mr. James Carville.
James Carville: Thank you, Thank you, Dean Pritchard. It's an honor and a pleasure to be here, sir.
Dean Pritchard: Topic number one. What is your position on the role of government in supporting innovation in the field of biotechnology?
James Carville: Well, Dean, I'm, I'm glad that you asked that question...
Frank: Uhhh... Actually, I'd like to jump in and take that one, Jimmy, If you don't mind.
James Carville: Have at it, Hoss...
Frank: [...]
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Spoofs The Contender (2000) See more »

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Ain't No Sunshine
Written & Performed by Bill Withers
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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enjoyable if not always on target
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

A man in his mid-thirties is restless, disheartened, and fed up with life in general after breaking up with his longtime girlfriend. He moves into a house on a college campus where, against his better judgment but with the persuasion of his equally depressed, unhappily married buddies, he starts an unofficial fraternity. To their surprise, the fraternity turns into a huge success that allows the three of them to recapture the spirit of their beloved college years. Intentionally goofy, college-oriented comedy from the director of Road Trip is uneven at times, but the cast is good and there are often some very funny moments. **½


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