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Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  1 December 2006 (USA)
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Taj Mahal Badalandabad leaves Coolidge College behind for the halls of Camford University in England, where he looks to continue his education, and teach an uptight student how to make the most out of her academic career.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Taj
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Charlotte
Daniel Percival ...
Pip
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Seamus
Anthony Cozens ...
Gethin
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Simon
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Sadie
Tom Davey ...
Percy
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Roger
Beth Steel ...
Penelope
Amy Steel ...
Alexandra
Jonathan Cecil ...
Provost Cunningham
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Camford Dean
Kulvinder Ghir ...
Taj's Father
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Taj's Mother
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Storyline

Having graduated in the US as Van Wilder disciple, now self-confident Taj Mahal. arrives as 'don' (teaching assistant) history at England's super-prestigious Cambridge. He falls victim to the haughty, aristocratic leading fraternity's aristocratic president Pip's usual prank for 'commoners', landing in the derelict 'barn' with other 'social outcasts'. But Taj decides to band the rejects into a new fraternity, Cocks & Bulls, which under his leadership challenges Pip's in the annual all-round excellence championship. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for pervasive crude sexual content, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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1 December 2006 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,313,372 (USA) (1 December 2006)

Gross:

$4,259,591 (USA) (5 January 2007)
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Trivia

The name Camford is a cross between the names Cambridge and Oxford, the two most prestigious universities in England. This is a reversal of the name Oxbridge which was created by Virginia Woolf. See more »

Goofs

While proving Taj's innocence to the Provost, Charlie's cell phone is seen flipped to the camera configuration in the wide shot, in regular phone configuration for the close up, yet back to camera configuration when the wide shot comes back on screen. See more »

Quotes

Taj: Simon?
Simon: I have... I have a problem.
Taj: [to the other guys] Oh, my God, he's talking. Well, Simon, whatever you problem is, we're your friends, you can tell us.
Simon: Well, you wee, it's to do with the size of my piddler.
Taj: Your... Oh. Well, you know, it's an understood fact that a man's piddler is... Appears smaller to himself than it is in real life.
Simon: Well, you see, that's what I'm afraid of. 'Cause according to me it has some 11 inches.
Taj: Come again? Figuratively.
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Connections

Followed by Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Windy City Shuffle
Written and Performed by Jerry Mengo
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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User Reviews

 
no surprises, you know you're going to get a lot of college clichés and jokes
6 July 2008 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This movie was OK, but certainly no where near as good as a lot of college/party films. The character of Taj is pretty funny as well as his band of misfits in the Cock and Bulls frat. The geeky guy was probably the best. And Pip is certainly a slime ball. Taj comes to England to be a student teacher. He is also the house leader of a frat. He wants to win the Hastings Cup and really stick it to Pip. A lot of the film is Taj charming Pip's girl, Charlotte. There is also Sadie a member of Taj's frat, whom one could say has an ample bussom that is played for laughs.

Overall, there are a few laughs, but it has a long ways to go before I would call it a funny movie.

FINAL VERDICT: If you have to see every movie that is sort of like Animal House or Beerfest, then check this out. Otherwise, I would skip it.


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