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School for Scoundrels (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 September 2006 (USA)
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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Somebody's gonna GET SCHOOLED! [DVD] See more »

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Comedy

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

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29 September 2006 (USA)  »

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The Better Man  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,602,333 (USA) (1 October 2006)

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$17,803,796 (USA) (17 December 2006)
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Trivia

Billy Bob Thornton (Dr. P) and Jessica Stroup (Eli's wife) also both appeared in The Informers (2008). See more »

Goofs

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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Eli: [when he grabs his paintball gun] It says here that the shooter must maintain a 100-yard distance from target.
Dr. P: [shoots Eli in the chest] Anyone else wanna read their gun?
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Referenced in Youth in Revolt (2009) See more »

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Where the Hood at
Written by Darin Dean, Swizz Beatz (as Kasseem Dean), Big Daddy Kane (as Antonio Hardy) and DMX (as Earl Simmons)
Performed by DMX
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Starts off fresh, then just settles on stale
26 September 2006 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Went to preview screening last night and was pleasantly amused for the first hour but then it just went downhill. Jon Heder's performance is pretty much flat, not bad in any way except that it does nothing to beyond what was on the page. This is typical of most of the cast who seem to be engaged in some sort of paint by numbers exercise. Even Billy Bob Thorton who is well cast as a drill instructor for losers loses steam. Todd Luiso, best known for the wimpy employee in High Fidelity is probably the only actor that manages to turn in something worthy of appreciation. There is an oneupmanship sequence reminiscent of "Rushmore" but only serves to make one wish they were watching that instead. Wait till it's in the video store and you have trouble agreeing what to rent and need something bland.


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