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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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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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Aprendiz de detective  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,086,127 (USA) (4 September 2005)

Gross:

$5,654,777 (USA) (16 October 2005)
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Shawn Ashmore and Kelly Hu both had distinctive roles in X2 (2003). See more »

Quotes

Tracy Stokes: Hey girls, my name is Tracy and this is my boy here, Alex ...
Hot High School Girl: Oh, my God, Rob Donovan is here!
[they run off]
Alexander Jeffries: It's okay. They probably had herpes anyway.
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References Finding Nemo (2003) See more »

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This Is the Worst Day of My Life
Written by Max Bernstein, Jeremy Bonsall and Jeffrey Keenan
Performed by The Actual
Courtesy of The Actual
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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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