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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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When every college turned them down. . . they made one up. See more »

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

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18 August 2006 (USA)  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,023,835 (USA) (18 August 2006)

Gross:

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

Adam Herschman's actual parents were on hand during the "Parent's Day Scene," and were placed in the film as Glen's parents. See more »

Goofs

When B. is giving the speech at the end to the Board of Directors, at the end of the speech he throws the chair that is in front of him onto the ground. In the next scene you can see the chair still in front of him, then you see someone picking it up off the ground. See more »

Quotes

Abernathy: Hi there! What's your name? My name's Abernathy Darwin Dunlap but you can call me A.D.D. on the account of the fact that I have A.D.D., which is attention deficit disorder. You know - everyone used to think it was just an addiction to sugar when I was 6 and my mom used to cry because she thought I would never be like a fully functioning member of society like my neighbor who has Legionnaires' disease.
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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 »

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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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Delivers a message with a laugh.
6 May 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

From the creators of Bruce Almighty and Liar Liar! The film took a while to pick up from the start, at least for me seeing as I expected this was a run-along America Pie flick. But it was slightly different-- a fun-loving slacker who finishes high school and makes his OWN college, running it accordingly. As you can expect, there's a lot of parties and hot girls in bikinis but this film tried harder than your average teen flick. Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) encourages his students / peers to learn through freedom of expression and ultimately 'shove it to the system.' The humour was varied which I loved. All the cast delivered fantastic performances-- hire this one out with a friend, it's a bloody crack up!


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