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Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)

When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.




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Credited cast:
Professor Adams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cosmo Girl
Confused Student
Roman Partier
Sorority Girl
Campus Cop (as Ben Garant)
College girl
Nicole Garza ...


When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.

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First she stole his theories. Then his heart.


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Release Date:

22 May 2008 (South Korea)  »

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Cool Ideas  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

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(European Film Market)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scott Lew: the guy in the automated wheelchair that beeps at Bickford as he is standing outside the College Services building. See more »


As the camera pans along Trent's car as he reads The Book, you will see a man with glasses in the reflection of the car. See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: Nothing can ever be truly, fully understood. Not even the simplest thing. Not even this. - Bicford Shmeckler
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References Mark of the Devil (1970) See more »


Walkin down the line
Performed by Bob Dylan
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A Must See!
18 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just spent the last 4 days at SXSW-Austin. Caught "Bickford Schmeckler Cool Ideas" and have picked it as my favorite. I can't think of any aspect of the film I had issue with. I loved Matthew Lillard as "Spaceman". Patrick Fugit was very believable and so funny. Olivia Wilde was fantastic, can't wait to see her in "Running with Scissors". The gags worked, the dialog was hilarious, the acting was great, editing was great – like I said I really can't list anything I didn't like.

This was the only film I viewed in which no one left during the screening. I can't wait to be able to see it again. If you want a fun movie that'll make you laugh you must see this film. Let's hope for national distribution!

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