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How I Got Into College (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 May 1989 (USA)
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. ... See full summary »

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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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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,642,239
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Company Credits

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original director, Jan Eliasberg was fired during production and replaced by Savage Steve Holland. See more »

Goofs

In the scene showing the school where Ronny "Surehands," is being recruited, the school is supposed to be located in Detroit Michigan, only in the distance behind the school New York City's Empire State Building is directly seen. See more »

Quotes

Marlon Browne: [the mailman has dropped off a letter in the mailbox, while a dog bites at his leg] Would you do me a favor and open it, please? I'm too nervous.
Mailman: I'd love to.
[he opens the letter and reads it]
Mailman: Marlon Browne? Congratulations.
Marlon Browne: I did it! I got into Ramsey! It's from Ramsey?
Mailman: No, it's from Ed McMahon. You may have already won ten million dollars.
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Connections

References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

What I Like About You
Written by James Marinos (as Jimmy Marinos), Wally Palmer, Mike Skill
Performed by Michael Merwin
Courtesy opf Polygram Special Products
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Not a bad movie, thanks to a GREAT beginning
18 May 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

This movie starts off staggeringly well, and I was beginning to wonder if something was wrong with me for enjoying it so much. Well, after the first twenty minutes, I found that this movie was only average at best, with only the occasional chuckle and a great deal of silliness. Yet, I would still recommend this film, because the beginning is not only hilarious, but it was enough to get me caring about the main characters. The great opening was also important in that it changed my attitude regarding the film. I stopped looking for reasons to hate the movie, and I started looking for positives. Sure, everything progressed predictably, but you don't watch teen comedies expecting a cliffhanger ending. If you are someone who can appreciate brainless entertainment, then this is a good film for you to watch.


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