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Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 August 2006 (USA)
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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After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. Written by Ron

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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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Admitido  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,023,835, 20 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,323,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,505,009
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Trivia

Since the school/college's name is "South Harmon Institute of Technology (S.H.I.T.), the "S-word" is the most frequently used word, being used 62 times throughout the entire movie. See more »

Goofs

After B gets done singing "Blitzkrieg Bop", he tells Monica he channeled the ghost of Johnny Ramone. Johnny was their guitarist. B would have been channeling the ghost of Joey Ramone. See more »

Quotes

Bartleby Gaines: Does the run-of-the-mill college experience include stripping you of your dignity? Totally humiliating you, making you wear a... a... frigging hot dog suit?
Sherman Schrader: It's a tradition.
Bartleby Gaines: A tradition?
Sherman Schrader: Yes.
Bartleby Gaines: I've got a tradition for you. Schrader, you've been my best friend since we were 5 years old. That's the only tradition I know.
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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 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) See more »

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Holiday
Written by Rivers Cuomo
Performed by Weezer
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Much better than my expectations
20 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw the trailer and read some reviews, and I had low expectations for this movie. I was pleasantly surprised. While the plot is a little off-beat, everybody in the making of this movie pulled off a pleasant flick good for many a laugh. The writing and jokes are far more literate than I have come to expect. Better yet, they are delivered with aplomb by unknown actors doing a good job, all of them.

The main reasons I wanted to see this movie were Justin Long and Lewis Black. Long is from "Ed" and the new Apple computer ads. He was just coming into his own as an actor in "Ed," and he was excellent here. He's a natural in front of the camera. Lewis Black is a social commentator who pulls no punches. He's on "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central about once every two weeks, but he really shines in HBO's "Red, White, and Screwed." I regularly catch him on XM Radio's uncensored comedy channel. Give Black an idea and let him improvise. Whether his rants and lines here are scripted or improvised are no matter. He's priceless delivering his thoughts on middle class angst. One thing about Black's delivery, his hand gestures are not those of a comedian. It just seems like he's having a conversation with you, and I think that makes him unconsciously more effective.


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