A boy from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, caught up in the drug scene of the mid-70s, gets in trouble one too many times with the law. To stave off a jail term, his father arranges for him to be placed into a prep school in Cornwall, Connecticut. The terms: Graduate, or else.Written by
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The President's office at Brown University is actually the old office for the Dean of Admissions at the University of Rhode Island in Green Hall. See more »
Movie spans in '74-'75, and early they show a joint being rolled on a copy of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", with the tagline at the bottom (of the book) "From the author of the Great Shark Hunt", which was published in '79. See more »
The VHS version also features "behind the scenes" takes from the infamous "mental floss" made by one of the students at the cafeteria. There are at least three different shots of it. On the last one, Amy Smart is focused and she is clearly seen saying "Oh, gross!" and then turning her head away discomforted. See more »
I overlooked this movie when it was in theatres and just saw it on video. I was very impressed. It wasn't the dumb gross out movie the Farrely's are known for. It had some laugh out loud moments, and some surprising tender moments as well. Alec Baldwin was hysterical as Old Man Dunphy and the supporting cast of friends like Drugs & The Wire were funny as well. This movie is a lot better than you'd probably think. It certainly surpassed my expectations.
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