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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

The name used on the fake IDs being created at the beginning of the movie is Jason Wilson, one of the film's Associate Producers. See more »

Goofs

Although set in Ohio, there are several shots from by the pool area that show large mountains in the background, which Ohio does not have. See more »

Quotes

Bartleby Gaines: You said you didn't wanna be a part of this thing.
Sherman Schrader: I didn't want to have anything to do with it. I wanted to be the fourth generation of Schrader to go to Harmon. But then I realized, I would much rather be the first generation of Schrader to go to the South Harmon Institute of Technology. I said it, okay? I said it.
Bartleby Gaines: So you're saying... you're saying you want to be a S.H.I.T. head?
Sherman Schrader: I'm saying I wanna be a S.H.I.T. head. I wanna be a S.H.I.T. head.
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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 My Girl (1991) See more »

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Close to Me
Written by Robert Smith
Performed by The Cure
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and Courtesy of Fiction Records Ltd. / Polydor Ltd. (U.K.)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
plays in the main characters room whenever the disco ball comes down
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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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