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Old School (2003)

R  |   |  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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Aquellos viejos tiempos  »

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Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,300,030 (Australia) (13 June 2003)
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The song "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake is played four times in the movie - twice with the words, once without, and once hummed. The band Whitesnake is also mentioned by Mitch when he references Nicole's high school jean-jacket. Frank also wears a Whitesnake t-shirt at the very end of the movie, during the credits. See more »

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During the fraternity meeting at the diner where Mitch explains the formal evaluation process, Beanie reaches into his coat pocket twice to retrieve his wallet. See more »

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Frank: Don't worry. The pledges will clean it up.
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Clowning Around
Written by Steve Bauman, Robert Riley Wood & Ron Finn
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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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