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Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | | 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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When every college turned them down. . . they made one up. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Admitido  »

Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$36,300,285 (USA) (13 October 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


As part of the promotion for the movie at the Comicon in San Diego, promoters threw a huge "Welcome" party open to the public, with barbecue, beer, skateboarding demos, and a wall where people could write "subjects" they'd like to study. Justin Long and other cast members mixed in with the crowd, to the point that you couldn't pick them out. See more »


When Bartleby and crew are walking into the "college" and the skateboarders come riding out, the angle changes and we see the camera men in the right of the screen. See more »


Freaky Student: I want to learn how to blow shit up with my mind.
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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 »


Remade as F.A.L.T.U (2011) See more »


Walkin' the Walk
Written by Daniel May
Performed by The Daniel May Quartet
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
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User Reviews

Not what I had expected!~!
19 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I went in to this thinking another gross movie with gross humor. Telling from my first sentence I don't like that humor and this movie had it's moments but I loved it. Justin Long has really never done comedy like this, where he's sarcastic and clever and I loved it. Lewis Black....enough said. The ending I really did love because It had to take itself seriously I mean how else would you end it? Yes it's another underdog story but not in your typical format and the movie wasn't their ups and downs, it was people coming together for one common goal, To go to college where they were accepted. The cast was amazing and yes I did laugh at loud when I didn't think I would and the laughter lasted longer then I thought to. The parents and sister played their roles well but their characters are put in when necessary. The movie was not focused around them but at the same time they showed up when you expect and not expect them to. They played in to the story very well, and I loved the familiar faces Anthony Heald(Boston Public), Jeremy Howard (I) (Galaxy Quest with Justin Long) Ross Patterson (The New Guy)and Sam Horrigan (Brink). Blake Lively added her certain something to the movie which made it even more enjoyable, as well as B's Friends. I recommend this movie to whoever hated those gross comedies of the last 4 years and really want something with humor and an actually story line!~!

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