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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 »



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)


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

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Stuart CornfeldBen Stiller's producing partner appears as the cab driver who takes Mitch to the airport. See more »


Darcy's father says that, "It's hard to believe that in just seven months you'll be graduating from high school." This means that the current month would have to be November or December, yet all the trees and shrubbery in the movie are in full bloom. See more »


Wedding Singer: [singing] Fuckin' every now and then I fall apart and I need you now tonight. I fuckin' need you more than ever.
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During most of the end credits, there are scenes showing what happened to the main characters. See more »


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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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