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Old School (2003)

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Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

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Todd Phillips

Writers:

Court Crandall (story), Todd Phillips (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Mitch
Will Ferrell ... Frank
Vince Vaughn ... Beanie
Jeremy Piven ... Pritchard
Ellen Pompeo ... Nicole
Juliette Lewis ... Heidi
Leah Remini ... Lara
Perrey Reeves ... Marissa
Craig Kilborn ... Mark
Elisha Cuthbert ... Darcie
Seann William Scott ... Peppers
Matt Walsh ... Walsh
Artie Lange ... Booker
Patrick Fischler ... Michael
Sara Tanaka ... Megan
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Storyline

Mitch, Frank and Beanie are disillusioned with their personal lives begining when Mitch's nymphomanic girlfriend, Heidi, cheats on him, then former party animal Frank gets married, but unwilling to let go of his wild life, and Beanie is a family man seeking to reclaim his wild and crazy youth. Beanie suggests that they form their own fraternity in Mitch's new house on a college campus to re-live their glory days by bringing together a variety of misfit college students, losers, middle-aged and elderly retirees as their new friends and later try to avoid being evicted by the new Dean of Students, Pritchard, whom still holds a personal grudge against all three of them. Written by Matthew Patay

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Why do men act like boys? Because they can. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Mitch's boss introduces him as Mr Martin but Darcie calls him Mitch which should reveal that she knows him. See more »

Goofs

The morning after the Mitchapalooza: When Luke Wilson and Elisha Cuthbert wake up in the same bed, and she gets up to get dressed, the sweater she grabs off the nightstand still has a price-tag hanging off it. See more »

Quotes

Dean Pritchard: Ladies and gentleman, please welcome, the co-host of CNN's Crossfire, famed political consultant, the raging Cajun, Mr. James Carville.
James Carville: Thank you, Thank you, Dean Pritchard. It's an honor and a pleasure to be here, sir.
Dean Pritchard: Topic number one. What is your position on the role of government in supporting innovation in the field of biotechnology?
James Carville: Well, Dean, I'm, I'm glad that you asked that question...
Frank: Uhhh... Actually, I'd like to jump in and take that one, Jimmy, If you don't mind.
James Carville: Have at it, Hoss.
Frank: [...]
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Crazy Credits

During most of the end credits, there are scenes showing what happened to the main characters. See more »

Alternate Versions

The new additions are
  • 1. Extra 15 seconds or so of Frank streaking. (The scene where he is leaving the party and runs down the street setting off the car alarm)
  • 2. Extra 45 seconds or so with Andy Dick, lots of stuff in this scene that was cut.
  • 3. Finally, there seems to be an additional 5 seconds or so with the naked girls in the KY Jelly.
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Connections

References Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Lovin' Gone Bad
Written by Mick Ralphs (as Michael Ralphs)
Performed by Killdozer
Courtesy of Touch & Go Records
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Raunch Supreme
14 March 2003 | by Agent10See all my reviews

Much like the tradition of the raunchy flicks of the 80s, Old School encompasses the age old tradition of tactless and tasteless film creation. Buy the oddity of the situation, this is one of those films I can tolerate. Mid-life malaise couldn't have been drawn better in the lives of Mitch, Frank and Beanie. Men who serve no purpose in society, especially to their significant others. But that's the significance of the frat house. No, it isn't about being drunk and hitting on 19-year-old girls, its about reaffirming your role in society and making the inner soul feel good and relaxed. So, say what you want about the random nudity and cussing, this film is a life affirming film for all men hitting their 30s.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,453,216, 23 February 2003

Gross USA:

$75,585,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,135,520
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2.35 : 1
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