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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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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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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)

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$17,453,216 (USA) (23 February 2003)

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$75,585,093 (USA)
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Trivia

Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, and Will Ferrell dubbed themselves "The Wolfpack"-years before Todd Phillips directed The Hangover (2009)-because they would always make fun of each other. A particularly stinging exchange had Ferrell refer to Legally Blonde (2001) (which Wilson had co-starred in) as Legally Bland. Wilson said it didn't make him feel great. Wilson retorted by saying to Ferrell, "Will, you know the transition from TV to the movies isn't a very easy one, so you might just want to keep one foot back in TV just in case this whole movie thing falls through!" See more »

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During the scene for school spirit, Frank fails to leap through a ring of fire and his mascot costume catches fire. In the locker room in the next scene his entire body is red from burns. In the next scene, his burns have completely disappeared. See more »

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Beanie: Good luck to everybody. Nice to know you all and I'll see you around campus.
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Hungry Like the Wolf
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How can you not like this??
27 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Frank (Will Ferrell), Beenie (Vince Vaughn) and Mitch (Luke Wilson) three men who form a fraternity to legally stay in the house Mitch just purchased. This movie is jam packed with endless comedy of course it's Will Ferrell you can't help but laugh at the dude every time you see him. Old School when it hit DVD was the number one rented movie in North America thats quiet good for a movie anyone barely heard of when it first came out. But this movie caught the eyes of many fans. It should have a higher rating but I guess some people thought it was average. but to tell the truth it kicked some major comedy's to the curve. Not using so much of a teenage scene they conquered the mix of adulthood with college students forming a fan base for both a younger and older audience. By younger I mean 16 and up but usually movies either aim for 16 to 25 years of age. But this movie provides an entertainment that everyone can enjoy yes even your grandma. This movie definitely deserves a 10 and I have the power to do that. Buy this movie for god sakes it's a great movie to add to the comedy collection.


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