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Accepted (2006)

 -  Comedy  -  18 August 2006 (USA)
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A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

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Bartleby (B.) Gaines is a fun loving slacker who, unfortunately, gets turned down for every college he applied for, much to the chagrin of his overly expectant parents. So, with a little cutting and pasting, he creates the South Harmon Institute of Technology, and lo and behold, he is accepted (along with his friends Rory, Hands, and Glen, whose college plans were also all but dashed). However, his parents want to see the website, the campus, and the dean. So now he has his other friend Sherman (who has been accepted to the prestigious Harmon College) build a web page, they lease out an abandoned psychiatric hospital, and they hire Sherman's uncle Ben to be the dean. Problem solved? Not quite. The web page was done so well, that hundreds of students show up at the front door, all of which were turned down by other colleges. Faced with no choice, Bartleby decides to proceed with turning South Harmon into a real college, and sets about figuring out what to teach and how to teach it. ... Written by jlentz1@comcast.net

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual material and drug content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£349,897 (UK) (6 October 2006)

Gross:

£605,920 (UK) (13 October 2006)
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Trivia

During the hot dog costume scene, Schrader mentions how James Garfield even wore the suit, though not a member of the fictional BKE fraternity in the movie James Garfield was in fact a member of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity. Plus, the earliest possible date for the invention of hot dogs is 1870. James Garfield graduated from college in 1856 - fourteen years before hot dogs were supposed to have been invented. See more »

Goofs

After Ambrose sets off the sprinkler system and the whole party decides to continue, nobody is electrocuted from the band instruments and equipment and such which are obviously plugged straight into the outlets. See more »

Quotes

Diane Gaines: Are you huffing?
Bartleby Gaines: Oh god.
Diane Gaines: Are you high?
Jack Gaines: You're huffing grass?
Bartleby Gaines: No I'm not huffing mom I'm not stoned I'm completely fine, infact I'm more clear and level headed than I've ever been.
Jack Gaines: Okay cut the crap Bartleby. Society has rules and the first rule is: You go to college. You wanna have a happy and successful life, you go to college. If you wanna be somebody, you go to college. If you wanna fit in, you go to college.
Bartleby Gaines: Well you know what maybe I didn't get into college!
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Crazy Credits

The last line in the credits segment "The Filmmakers Wish To Thank" reads, "And all the Students at South Harmon Institute of Technology". See more »

Connections

References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

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Bole 2 Harlem
Written by David Schommer (as D. Schommer), T. Shibabaw, M. Siraj
Performed by Bole 2 Harlem
Courtesy of Sounds of the Mushroom
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Surprisingly Inspirering.
18 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great movie. The movie was even better then the commercials put on. And believe it or not it was very very inspirational. I really think anyone who walks out of the movie at the end will be inspired one way or another.

It was kinda corny at the very beginning, but quickly picks up. I laughed. I laughed very hard on some parts. The acting is basically above average, nothing special, but better then average. I can safely say it was the second funniest movie to come out this summer (1st funniest being CLERKS II). So after all of that I give it a 7/10 (a high seven, but not quite an eight).


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