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How I Got Into College (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 May 1989 (USA)
Marlon has a crush on Jessica (running for high school senior class president). Jessica wants to attend Ramsey College. Marlon wants to go wherever Jessica is going. Problem: low SAT score.

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Terrel Seltzer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Kip Hammett
Corey Parker ... Marlon Browne
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Jessica Kailo
Finn Carter ... Nina Sachie
Charles Rocket ... Leo Whitman
Christopher Rydell ... Oliver
Gary Owens ... Sports Announcer (voice)
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Coach Evans
Tichina Arnold ... Vera Cook
Bill Raymond ... Flutter
Philip Baker Hall ... Dean Patterson
Nicolas Coster ... Dr. Phillip Jellinak, Sr.
Micole Mercurio ... Betty Kailo
Robert Ridgely ... George Kailo
Richard Jenkins ... Bill Browne
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Storyline

The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon's affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent's expectation of going to their alma mater of the University of Michigan, while Marlon fights his grades and SAT scores. Written by Craig D. Barker <cdbarker@umich.edu>

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Keep reminding yourself...It's only a MOVIE! ...Or is it!? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

The library scene was filmed at Hollywood High School. The building is an example of the art deco period and the mural seen above the actors was completed in 1939. See more »

Goofs

Jessica thinks she's blown the interview and rips open her shirt, she then runs out of the office holding her shirt closed with Marlon only a few seconds behind her. However when Marlon catches up to her, the shirt is perfectly buttoned up even though she didn't have any time to button up. See more »

Quotes

Marlon Browne: People choose colleges for all kinds of idiotic reasons, like fraternities and Slavic language departments.
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Connections

References Better Off Dead... (1985) See more »

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Young
Written by Joseph Vitarelli, Jason Scheff, Edgy Lee and Savage Steve Holland
Performed by Jason Scheff
Courtesy of Polygram Records
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Sleeper comedy
23 February 2004 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

Good light entertainment that never quite passed into the mainstream, despite featuring several performers who later became better-known: Anthony Edwards before he lost his hair and became a famous TV doc, Corey Parker before he became a caricature of himself, and Lara Flynn Boyle before she became a skeleton. A lightweight and quirky farce about the college admissions process, this bit of fluff also has a really nice heart, plus fun performances by Finn Carter as Edwards's true love and Chris Rydell as Parker's ultracool best friend.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How I Got Into College See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$651,850, 21 May 1989

Gross USA:

$1,642,239

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,642,239
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Company Credits

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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