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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

Most of the movie was improvised, and a lot of the gags were pitched by the actors on the day of shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Schrader is mopping, a piece of equipment behind the water and the paint bucket disappears and also a lid appears out of nowhere beside the ladder. See more »

Quotes

Sherman Schrader: [screams loudly and high-pitched]
Bartleby Gaines: Schrader, what the hell was that?
Bartleby Gaines: Uh, this is embarrassing.
Bartleby Gaines: Are you kidding me?
Sherman Schrader: It'd be really cool if you guys wouldn't... tell people I scream like that.
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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 Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hives - Declare Guerre Nucleaire
Written by Nicholaus Arson (as Randy Fitzsimmons)
Performed by The Hives
Courtesy of Burning Heart Records and Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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