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

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Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Admitido  »

Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£605,920 (UK) (13 October 2006)

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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard from the person on the skateboard, just after Bartleby samples one of Glen's "wads". See more »


In the last scene, as Dean Van Horne is walking towards his car, he hesitates because he is anticipating the explosion which destroys his vehicle. See more »


Glen: [seeing the cobweb infested kitchen for the first time] This kitchen is bitchin.
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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 »


Sherman's Way
Written by David Schommer
Performed by David Schommer, The Chamber Choir of South Harmon
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Self exploration is really what life is all about.
18 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Contrary to what many may believe as this movie being an "against the system" type of movie and attitude. It is an excellent portrayal of the "system" in question and how ridiculous it truly is. The funny parts in the movie are in fact funny because they speak the truth about the world around us. Anyone who finds this movie to be unrealistic is simply denying the self evident truths about life. And that is to learn what you enjoy. That is what college should be about..

I come to find that a comment must have at least 10 lines. I think I have given my opinion on the matter. So I now write a couple more lines just as filler. I hope you have been entertained during this time. I encourage you to go see the movie. It is well worth your while so long as you follow it and immerse yourself in the movie.

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