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PCU (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 29 April 1994 (USA)
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A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stays at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness.

Director:

Hart Bochner

Writers:

Adam Leff, Zak Penn

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Piven ... James 'Droz' Andrews
Chris Young ... Tom Lawrence
Megan Ward ... Katy
Jon Favreau ... Gutter
Alex Désert ... Mullaney
Gale Mayron Gale Mayron ... Cecilia
Jake Grace Jake Grace ... Dave #1 (as Jake Beecham)
Darin Heames ... Dave #2
Matt Ross ... Raji (as Matthew Brandon Ross)
Stivi Paskoski ... Deege
Jody Racicot ... Pigman
Sarah Trigger ... Samantha
Viveka Davis ... Womynist #1
Maddie Corman ... Womynist #2
David Spade ... Rand McPherson
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Storyline

A high school senior comes to visit Port Chester (aka Politically Correct U) for the weekend, and the admissions department mistakenly sets him up to stay with Droz, a seven year student and party-animal who lives in The Pit, the most offensive house on campus. After trying to pawn the pre-freshman off on his house mate, Droz sets off on his normal daily activities including disrupting a political protest by throwing meat at a group of vegan protesters. The President of the University then receives a number of complaints, and with the help of her lackey, she may finally have the power to kick Droz's house off campus. But the Pit throws an all-campus rager where George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic performs, and everything might turn out alright if the various political groups can forget their protests for one night and just have fun together. Written by computers123

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Flunk 'em if they can't take a joke

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, drug content and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

PCU Pit Party See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,129,483, 1 May 1994

Gross USA:

$4,330,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,330,020
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Blue laws consist of restricting alcohol sales, clothing and other non food sundries, and stems from puritanical rule over the centuries. It's more prevalent in areas of old English rule. See more »

Goofs

When dumping the meat on the Cause Heads, the pan full of meatballs turns into potatoes when they get thrown out of the window. See more »

Quotes

Womynist #1: Fine, Sam. Why don't we forget about fighting the phallucracy for a while and go have a good time.
Samantha: Exactly.
[walks into the party]
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Connections

References The Punisher (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)
Written by George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Courtesy of Paisley Park Records
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A very funny college comedy.
31 August 2013 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

As far as homages to / imitations of "Animal House" go, this has to rank as a pretty good one. It's got good characters, some amusing dialogue, decent satire of special interest groups, and a cool soundtrack. Its pacing is acceptable, its running time brief (81 minutes in total), and its spirit irresistible.

Marking a rare directorial effort by actor Hart Bochner (who's best known as weaselly executive Ellis in the action classic "Die Hard"), "PCU" features Chris Young as Tom Lawrence, a clean cut, wide eyed "normal" sort of guy who is checking out Port Chester University to see if he'd like to go there in the fall. He gets caught up in the fervor of various "politically correct" activists, as well as the activities of the wacky guys and gals of The Pit, a student group known for their nonconformity.

As you may guess from that running time, there's really not that much story here, but there are enough laughs to keep the movie watchable. Jeremy Piven contributes a charismatic star turn as "Droz", leader of The Pit. Megan Ward and Sarah Trigger supply appealing love interests for Young and Piven. Jessica Walter does fine as an easier-on-the-eyes version of Dean Vernon Wormer. David Spade is extremely well cast as the snooty and smarmy preppie McPherson. There are also engaging performances by actor / director Jon Favreau and Alex Desert. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic further spice things up with their appearance. The climactic party shows how sometimes people just need to lighten up and enjoy life a little more.

With its well defined protagonists and antagonists, the end is appropriately satisfying, and overall "PCU" provides solid entertainment to those just looking to have a good time.

Seven out of 10.


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