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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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friend | college | fraternity | house | party | See more »

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Why do men act like boys? Because they can. See more »

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Comedy

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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

Vince Vaughn signed his contract for the movie during the scene with the wedding. It was his first day of shooting and he had to sign the contract before he could start. See more »

Goofs

Mitch flies home from San Diego on a British West Indies Airlines (BWIA) L-1011. BWIA doesn't fly from San Diego to New York. See more »

Quotes

Frank: A little housewarming gift.
Mitch: I actually gave this to you for your wedding.
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Soundtracks

Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
Written by R. Kelly (as Robert Kelly)
Performed by R. Kelly featuring Ronald Isley & Ernie Isley
Courtesy of Jive 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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