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School for Scoundrels (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 September 2006 (USA)
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A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.

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An unlucky meter reader enrolls in a confidence-building class so he can win the love of the girl of his dreams. The class turns out to be something quite different when it becomes clear to the young man that his professor has his sights set on the same girl. Written by Jeremy Caesar

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Life's A Game. Learn How To Play. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language, crude and sexual content, and some violence | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,602,333 (USA) (29 September 2006)

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$17,803,796 (USA) (15 December 2006)
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Ben Stiller's cameo was shot in two days in California because he was not able to fly to New York for filming, due to a scheduling conflict. See more »

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In the first scene with Lonnie in his house, he says he was in the Air Force. In the last scene, he is flying and steps out of a helicopter. He clearly wearing a US Navy flight suit. In the U.S. Air Force, squadron patches go on the left shoulder while the Air Combat Command patch (which all USAF pilots wear) goes on the right chest. On Lonnie's flight suit, his squadron patch on his right chest, and it is for VFA-41 "Black Aces". The Black Aces are a U.S. Navy Fighter Strike Squadron utilizing the F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet. The Black Aces were commissioned in 1945 and have never had helicopters assigned to their squadron. See more »

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Dr. P: How many of you have self-help books? Okay, that's your first problem. You can't help yourself, because your *self* sucks!
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References Serpico (1973) See more »

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Sleep to Dream
Written by Fiona Apple
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Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Saw a preview - very funny in parts
7 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a preview yesterday, and the movie is very funny in parts. I laughed so hard I cried a couple of times. On the other hand, there are times when the movie seems to drag on too long. In my opinion, this movie is two stories in one - and one works great, and the other not so much. The whole school for scoundrels thing is hysterical. Any scene with Heder and his buddies had the audience roaring. Jon Glaser was my favorite - will somebody get this guy his own movie, please?! But everything outside that was definitely not on the same level. Even the brilliant Ben Stiller, Sara Silverman and David Cross didn't work nearly as well, nor did the scenes of competition between Heder and Thornton. It's still worth seeing for the scenes that do work with his buddies though, as you don't get to laugh that hard too often. - Mikeontheriver


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