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Underclassman (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 2 September 2005 (USA)
A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.

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Tracy 'Tre' Stokes
Adrian Young ...
Jose
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Cuervo
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Earl the Bum
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Lisa Brooks
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Detective Gallecki
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Captain Victor Delgado
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Warren Williams
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Michael Barry
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David Boscoe
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Oliver Horn
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Rob Donovan
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Ms. Hagerty
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Des
MyCale Guyton ...
April (as MyCale)
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A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual references, drug material and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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2 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,086,127 (USA) (2 September 2005)

Gross:

$5,654,777 (USA) (14 October 2005)
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Originally set for a US theatrical release in 2004. Then two massive waves of layoffs were sustained at Miramax and Dimension, and the infamous Disney and Miramax split reached it's height. This film thus remained in the Miramax vaults unreleased during this time of uncertainty. When the Disney and Miramax divorce was finally completed, numerous films under the Miramax and Dimension label were finally released theatrically. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Rob Donovan: If I get so much as a scratch on this car, my dad will kill me.
Tracy Stokes: [car blows up] Your daddy gon' kill you.
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride Ride
Written by Will.i.am (as William Adams), Printz Board and John Legend (as John Stephens)
Performed by John Legend
Courtesy of Will.I.Am Music/BBE/Beat Gen
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Are Writers Too Lazy To Sue These Days, or What?
31 March 2007 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

I see Nick Cannon shares a story credit on "Underclassman." I guess this means one day in his childhood he must have stayed home from kindergarten and caught "Plain Clothes" on cable. Has no one else noticed the premise (cop goes undercover in a high school to catch a killer) is lifted straight from that movie? At least that movie was fairly clever and got some comic mileage from Arliss Howard trying to pass as a teenager. I hear loose talk of plot points and dialogue lifted from "Point Break" as well.

Are writers and their lawyers too lazy to sue over flagrant plagiarism anymore? Why isn't Peter Benchley's estate trying to horn in on "Into the Blue"? Maybe the whole "Blue Lagoon" vs. "Paradise" outcome years ago was too discouraging, or Dick Lupoff's unfortunate experience of his story "12:01 P.M." being turned into an Oscar-nominated short film on Showtime and yet still apparently miraculously missing the notice of the writers of the curiously similar "Groundhog Day." There was a time you saw remakes acknowledge their sources. Ah, what innocent times those were. We were all so naive then.


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