Millionaire businessman Thornton Melon is upset when his son Jason announces that he is not sure about going to college. Thornton insists that college is the best thing he never had for himself, and to prove his point, he agrees to enroll in school along with his son. Thornton is a big hit on campus: always throwing the biggest parties, knowing all the right people, but is this the way to pass college?Written by
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The professor doing studies on the chimpanzees is named Dr. Berazini, whose last name is very similar to that of Bobby Berosini, who was famous in the '80s and '90s for a Las Vegas act that featured performing orangutans. This actor also appeared in movies in the "Planet of the Apes" franchise. See more »
In the opening montage at 2:50 there is an outside shot of the Meloni's Clothing Store. The sign does not align with the frame, indicating that it was added in over the existing sign. See more »
The end credits begin with the message: "For Estelle. Thanks so much." This is a dedication to Estelle Endler, Rodney Dangerfield's manager and one of the executive producers of the film, who died during production. See more »
Three scenes are cut from the Comedy Central airing - the "twist and shout" scene in the bar, the "phone conversation with Kurt Vonnegut after getting an F grade" scene, and one of the dives in the final competition. See more »
Rodney Dangerfield made this movie with his hilarious one liners. I still find myself quoting many of these lines which he delivers beautifully throughout the movie. The more you watch it the funnier it gets, and I'll be watching it for a few more decades yet.
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