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Release Date:
14 July 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The man. The myth. The beginning.
Plot:
Van Wilder starts his freshman year at Coolidge College and embarks on an adventure to land the campus hottie and liberate his school from sexual oppression and party dysfunction. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jonathan Bennett ... Van Wilder

Kristin Cavallari ... Kaitlin Hayes

Kurt Fuller ... Dean Charles Reardon

Steve Talley ... Lt. Dirk Arnold

Nestor Aaron Absera ... Farley

Nick Nicotera ... Corporal Benedict (as Nic Nac)

Jerry Shea ... Yu Dum Fok / Steve

Meredith Giangrande ... Eve

Irene Keng ... Dongmei

Linden Ashby ... Vance Wilder Sr.

Mike Pniewski ... General Thomas

Brett Rice ... Sergeant Hayes

Mike Brune ... Irving Peppler

Leland L. Jones ... Reverend Dawkins (as Leland Jones)

Dennis Luciani ... Professor Downs

Sonny Shroyer ... Coach Bob
Terrie Thompson ... Reardon's Wife

Jasmine Burke ... Molly

Andy Stahl ... Principal (as Andrew Stahl)

L. Warren Young ... Campus Cop

Greg Savage ... Campus Cop

Brian Beegle ... Recon Leader
Ashleigh Dunn ... Lyndsey

Hayes Mercure ... First Squad Raider
Shaun Lynch ... Squad Captain
Nicholas Frazzano ... Squad Captain

Sha Rooz ... Dirk's Crony
Nicholas Kerves ... Dirk's Crony (as Nick Kerves)
Rick Calik ... Dirk's Crony
Amanda Best ... Hot Freshman Girl (as Mandy Best)
Allie Taylor ... Hot Freshman Girl
Alexa Johns ... Danish Dish
Lizzie Oldem ... Danish Dish
Robert Peterson ... Quarterback

Chase Steven Anderson ... Excited Guy (as Chase Anderson)
Champ ... Colossus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rashad Hawkins ... Other Student

Karen Valero ... College Student
Cesar Aguirre ... Student (uncredited)
Badar ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Paul Bednarz ... College Student (uncredited)

Tim Blanchard ... College Student (uncredited)
Drew Branch ... College Student (uncredited)
Bobby Browning ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Corey Crocker ... Cronie #6 (uncredited)
Ondie Daniel ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Nicholas Giancola ... 3rd Squad Lead Cronie (uncredited)

Julie Guy ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Jackey Hall ... Dean Rearden's Masseuse (uncredited)
Roger Herrera ... Football Fan (uncredited)

Daniel Hirsh ... Parent of Graduate (uncredited)
Noel Holston ... Distinguished Professor (uncredited)
Eli Jones ... Cru Jones (uncredited)

Alana Jordan ... Dorm Girl (uncredited)
Matthew Kent ... College Student (uncredited)
Scottie Knollin ... Student (uncredited)
Shawn Knowles ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Kimberly Lambert ... College Student (uncredited)
Micheal Leath ... Raider (uncredited)
Dawn Lyn ... College Student (uncredited)

Lynn McArthur ... Rocker Chick / College Student (uncredited)
Patrick McDonald ... Reardon's Raider (uncredited)

Faye Yvette McQueen ... Cafeteria Worker (uncredited)

Darryl D. Moore ... Parent of Graduate (uncredited)
Debra Moss ... Family Member (uncredited)
Brandon Near ... Dirk's Raider (uncredited)

Lilly Nelson ... Student (uncredited)

Bill Pacer ... 2 Star General (uncredited)
John Fitzgerald Page ... Waiter (uncredited)

John Pleasant ... ROTC Student (uncredited)

Yvette Rachelle ... Blondie (uncredited)
Eddie Rattanasouk ... Football Fan (uncredited)

Mike Santoro ... College Kid (uncredited)
Brian Spencer ... Parent of Graduate (uncredited)
David Suri ... Football Fan (uncredited)

Sonya Thompson ... Professor (uncredited)
Norman Wakefield ... College Student (uncredited)
Joe Walsh ... Parent at Graduation (uncredited)

Steve Warren ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Michael Blake Woodruff ... Party Student (uncredited)
Mandy Yaughn ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Lorenzo Yearby ... Nerd #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Harvey Glazer  (as Harv Glazer)
 
Writing credits
Brent Goldberg (characters) and
David Wagner (characters) (as David T. Wagner)

Todd McCullough (written by)

Produced by
Peter Abrams .... producer
Sam Bernard .... executive producer
Kat Blasband Page .... co-producer (as Katherine Blasband)
Kirk D'Amico .... executive producer
Robert L. Levy .... producer
Ari Newman .... co-producer
Andrew Panay .... producer
Darin Spillman .... executive producer
Natan Zahavi .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Wang 
 
Cinematography by
Shawn Maurer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Aden Bahadori 
Suzanne Hines 
Mahi Rahgozar 
 
Casting by
Mandy Sherman 
 
Production Design by
David Dreyer 
Joseph Litsch  (as Joe Litsch)
 
Set Decoration by
Joseph Litsch  (as Joe Litsch)
Dan Post 
 
Costume Design by
Luellyn Harper 
 
Makeup Department
Lay'Na Anderson .... assistant makeup artist
Andrea C. Brotherton .... assistant hair stylist (as Andrea Brotherton)
Roxanne Ferguson .... key hair stylist
T.A. Henderson .... assistant hair stylist
Wanda Patterson .... makeup artist
Keitric Starks .... assistant makeup artist
Shunika Terry .... assistant hair stylist
Dionne Wynn .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sherwood Jones .... post-production supervisor
Tatiana Komlos .... production supervisor (as Tatiana K. Post)
Day Permuy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derrick Doose .... second second assistant director
Evans Griffin .... second second assistant director
Adam Jordan .... second second assistant director
Amir R. Khan .... second assistant director (as Amir Khan)
James J.D. Taylor .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Joseph F. Beeco .... construction coordinator (as Joseph Beeco)
Dwight Benjamin-Creel .... props master (as Dwight B. Creel)
Taylor Bennett .... paint foreman
Marty Corser .... props assistant
Jerry Davenport .... construction foreman
Cayman Eiler .... assistant: production designer
Shawn M. Gray .... assistant property master (as Shawn Gray)
Jermaine Ivey .... set dresser
Barry James .... paint foreman
Kip Jamison .... set dresser (as Kip Jamieson)
Ellen L. Kerr .... buyer (as Ellen Kerr)
Julie Kobsa .... props assistant
Ryan Kutch .... set dresser
Amy Lehman .... product placement coordinator
Konrad Lewis .... on-set dresser
Chauncey Myshkin .... set dresser
Robert Tate Nichols .... leadman (as Tate Nichols)
Ron Pruette .... set painter
Katrina Rice .... props assistant
Philip Salick .... leadman (as Phil Salik)
Dan Savage .... gang boss
Roland Spence .... set dresser
Andy G. Strauss .... picture car coordinator
Adam Sumner .... set dresser
Erin Thornton .... art department intern
Monika van Schellenbeck .... buyer (as Monica van Scellenbeck)
James Vasilovic .... set dresser
Greg Waddle .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Scott Casillas .... foley effects
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley mixer & editor
Brian Didsbury .... boom operator
Vincent Guisetti .... foley effects
Jae Kim .... foley effects
Colt Logan .... boom operator
Dessie Markovsky .... adr
Dessie Markovsky .... supervising sound editor
Tom Ozanich .... sound re-recording mixer
Emile Razpopov .... sound designer
Vesco Razpopov .... sound effects props
Aron Siegel .... sound mixer
Andy Snavley .... dialogue editor
Andy Snavley .... sound editor
Andy Snavley .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Stott .... sound utility
Todd Weaver .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Lisa Reynolds .... special effects foreman
Bob Shelley .... special effects coordinator (as Bob Shelly)
 
Visual Effects by
Aden Bahadori .... visual effects producer: Pixalite
Seth Brown .... digital artist
John Iskandar .... visual effects
Tom Martinez Jr. .... digital artist
Roger Nall .... visual effects supervisor
Michael E. Phillips .... digital editing consultant (as Michael Phillips)
Mike Sevigny .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Anderson Martin .... stunt coordinator (as Andy Martin)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Antignane .... additional grip
Irie Bailey .... electrician
Shelley Baldwin .... additional electrician
Mike Besaw .... grip
Chris Birdsong .... key grip
Darrell Charles .... additional electrician
Guy D'Alema .... still photographer
Alfeo Dixon .... additional director of photography: second unit
Alfeo Dixon .... camera operator: "b" camera
Alexander Falk .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Alex Falk)
Rodney Gaskin .... electrician
Anthony Jacobs .... additional electrician
Sylvia Kay .... grip
Nathaniel Kendrick Jr. .... gaffer
Levi Loy .... best boy grip
Todd Marshall .... camera operator
Nathan McConnell .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jim McKinney .... camera operator: "a" camera
Alan Melling .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Connor O'Malley .... additional grip
David Parker .... grip
Stoke T. Renigade Patterson .... best boy electric (as Stroke Renegade)
Mike Pearce .... additional electrician
Daniel Pederson .... additional grip (as Daniel Pedersen)
Bruce Robinson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John E. Stephens .... dolly grip (as John Stephens)
Cris Toebben .... additional electrician
Matthew Horn .... camera intern (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Janella Bersabal .... extras casting assistant: Atlanta
Shay Griffin .... casting director: Atlanta (as Shay Bentley Griffin)
Jaime Harlan .... casting director assistant: Los Angeles
Patrick Ingram .... extras casting director: Atlanta
John Fitzgerald Page .... extras casting assistant
Nathan Wright .... extras casting production assistant: Atlanta
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Layne Brightwell .... costume supervisor
Kate Duke .... costume assistant
Randy Edwards .... costume assistant (as Randie Edwards)
Paradise Franklin .... costume assistant
Daniel George .... set costumer (as Dan George)
Jeff Gillies .... costume assistant
Rhonney Greene .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jay Hunt .... editorial assistant
Chris Lazar .... assistant editor
Robert J. Lemos .... assistant editor (as Robert Lemos)
Chuck Nosworthy .... colorist (as Chuck Noseworthy)
Dan Racicot .... assistant editor
Igor Ridanovic .... on-line editor
Andrew Sommer .... assistant editor
Ron Wisman Jr. .... additional editor
Keith Roush .... additional post-production services (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Amjad Albasel .... composer: stock music
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor (as Paul DiFranco)
Jean-Paul DiFranco .... music coordinator
Michael Dittrick .... supervising music editor
Amber Funk .... music editor
Jeremy Sweet .... composer: additional music (2009-2010)
 
Transportation Department
Dennis G. Carter .... production van driver (as Dennis Carter)
Jerry Carter .... construction driver
Marshall Hovies .... combo driver
Peter McGoran .... driver: set dressing
Ken Nevin .... transportation captain (as Kenny Nevin)
David Carlton White .... stakebed driver (as David White)
 
Other crew
Haley Billue .... production secretary
Kalena Boller .... location manager (as Kalena Smith)
Justin Bones .... set production assistant
Reagan Brandon .... script supervisor (as Reagan L. Brandon)
Bonnie Chaney .... additional accountant
Erin Charles .... production coordinator
Kamien Faison .... intern
Eric Forth .... caterer
Nicholas Giancola .... intern production assistant
Nicholas Giancola .... stand-in: Dean Reardon
Tameka Gibson .... intern
Kevin Hindley .... script clearance
Matthew Kelly Jackson .... production assistant (as Matt Jackson)
Adam Jordan .... key set production assistant
Zach Kane .... craft service
Jessie Sasser Kloos .... production assistant (as Jessie Daniel)
Sedrick Lakpa .... production assistant
Chuck Manning .... stand-in: Mr. Bennett
Ben McIver .... assistant location manager
Adam Miller .... locations
Amber Mitchell .... intern
Kendra L. Patterson .... intern (as Kendra Patterson)
Jason Payne .... caterer
Marilyn Penn .... post-production accountant
Day Permuy .... pre-production consultant
Alan Robbins .... set medic
Adam W. Rosen .... legal services
Jayne Royall .... production accountant
Walter Royall .... payroll supervisor
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production accountant (as Vicki Sawyer)
Gene Michael Smith .... production assistant (as Gene Smith)
Stan Swofford .... key set medic
Brian Tinch .... production assistant
Carol Tresan .... animal trainer
Greg Tresan .... animal wrangler
Freddy Turner .... production assistant
Paul Van Den Bosch .... production assistant
Dana Wasdin .... stand-in: Ms. Cavallari
Gresszelle Williams .... caterer (as Gresszell Williams)
Justin Zelik .... assistant: Mr. Levy
Seth Zimmerman .... assistant location manager
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, language and drug use
Runtime:
98 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Denmark:15 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:R (certificate #44997)

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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In 28th minute of the movie, during the football match in one scene video has been flipped. Numbers on players shirts are mirrored.See more »
Movie Connections:
References 13 Going on 30 (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dusting Down the StarsSee more »

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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Van Wilder: Freshman Year, 10 November 2010
Author: Bernard Sinai from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Freshman Year is the third installment of the very funny and very popular Van Wilder and is directed by Harvey Glazer. It is the prequel to the original series, Party Liaison, and stars Jonathan Bennet as Wilder, Kurt Fuller as Dean Reardon and Kristin Cavallari as Kaitlin; Wilder's love interest. The movie revolves around Coolidge College campus.

Wilder just having graduated from high school follows the family tradition and attends Coolidge. Upon arrival he discovers that his father's fun loving school is not longer what it used to be. The institution has become militarized by Dean Reardon who seems to hate the Wilder's and makes Van a target.

Van's attempt to party seems to go wrong as the institute has become chastised and all manner of earthly pleasures are considered a sin. His first attempt leads him to the Daughters in Christs' Kingdom (D.I.C.K) having misguided by the acronyms. However, Van fights back with a 'God works in mysterious ways' prank.

Reardon suspects Van of being behind the prank but cannot prove it. As a result he forces Van to join the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) he commands and orders his 'dogs', Lieutenant Dirk Arnold (Steve Talley) and Corporal Benedict (Nic Nac) to crack Van. Van responds with his own brand of outrageously comedic revenge.

For those seeking originality, you will be disappointed. This installment follows the first two in quirky detail. The joke and punch lines is basically a carbon copy of its predecessors. And you may also note the use of high tech gadgets that were unavailable in the first installment, notably the iPhone.

Overall, this is great movie to hang out with friends and have a laugh.

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