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School for Scoundrels (2006)

 -  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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Somebody's gonna GET SCHOOLED! [DVD] 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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29 September 2006 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£340,984 (UK) (23 February 2007)

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£340,984 (UK) (23 February 2007)
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Diego (Horatio Sanz) says, "Things are going to change, I can feel it." quoting Beck's song, "Loser". 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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[from trailer]
Lonnie: Why is everybody gotta be so freakin' stupid these days?
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References 24 (2001) See more »

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Set Me Free
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks
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Just funny
24 December 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy of very dark humor which I enjoy. Its not the greatest but it simply fulfills its purpose of giving a enjoyable moment to the viewer. The story is convincing. A loser living in New York with a crappy job, and no self-esteem seeks for help with a man called Dr. P to win the love of his neighbor Amanda. The cast is really good, Billy Bob Thornton in a role that fits him like a glove, his performance was excellent. Jon Heder also with a role that fits him really well, he is constantly evolving as an actor and a comedian. Michael Clark Duncan was hilarious, never thought he could be that funny. The brief appearance from Ben Stiller as Lonnie was really convincing. The supporting cast like Horatio Sanz, Todd Louiso and Luis Guzmán is a really good complement.


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