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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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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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Did You Know?


The red fruits that Glen screamed, "What are you!" at are rambutans, a kind of tropical fruit. See more »


In the first scene at the building that would become South Harmon, when Schrader jumps aside and shrieks, you can hear the scream before his mouth begins moving. See more »


Sherman Schrader: Ask me about my wiener!
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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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Written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt
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Best thing yet to come from the American Pie "bakery"
18 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The best thing from the American Pie "bakery." I found the humor and the plot to be far more engaging audience than any of the American Pie movies to date. .Also concerning the appropriateness of the content I found this to be acceptable to a much larger audience than any of the previous American Pie movies. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie experience. When the movie first came out I read a number of negative reviews and ended up not going to see it while it was still in the theater...I now regret that decision. The movie far exceeded my expectations in terms of plot, dialog/scripting, and overall quality. I give it two thumbs way up!

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