A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stays at the wildest house on campus.

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

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

It was the film's Music Supervisor Ralph Sall's idea to feature George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars in the film which Director Hart Bochner liked after having several other bands in mind such as The Go-Go Dolls and Nirvana, who was featured in the original script and everyone felt they could not get to be in the film even before Kurt Cobain's passing. See more »

Goofs

When McPherson picks up party flyer, he folds it once lengthways, then once crossways. When he unfolds it later, it is folded twice lengthways. See more »

Quotes

Droz: Are we having a party tonight or what?
Cecilia: Well, there's no publicity, so there's no people; Gutter never showed up, so there's no beer; instruments just blew out, so there's no band; and I think Raji and Deege may be dead.
Droz: Wait a minute... no beer? Well, where the hell's Gutter?
Katy: Probably in a parking lot somewhere picking his nose.
[cut to Gutter in a parking lot somewhere picking his nose]
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Connections

Referenced in Solar Opposites: The Lavatic Reactor (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

What's Wrong With Me
Written by Jeffrey McDonald and Steve McDonald (as Steven McDonald)
Performed by Redd Kross (as Red Kross)
Courtesy of PolyGram Records
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Surprisingly funny "toga" comedy
28 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Funny college comedy in the "Animal House" vein, with Piven out to save his dorm from being turned over to the young Republican legion led by David Spade. The film's gimmick has the school's last party dorm constantly under attack by women's libbers, radical black nationalists and vegetarians (who get raw meat dumped on them in the film's opening scenes, sure to weed out anybody who really shouldn't see this movie anyway). Above average laughs and sincerity for this kind of fare.

I liked seeing George Clinton in the film, too; I'm a big fan so I'm sort of biased, but I thought he and the guys and gals of P-Funk brought a lot to the film. In fact, several young people (I'm 27 myself, all you old Maggotheads) have told me they first heard of Parliament Funkadelic from this movie. That's great, but I sure wish they'd picked something better than that insipid "jump jump" song they used.


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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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