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Stealing Harvard (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 13 September 2002 (USA)
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A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his niece's first year at Harvard University.

Director:

Bruce McCulloch

Writers:

Martin Hynes (story), Peter Tolan (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... John Plummer
Tom Green ... Walter P. 'Duff' Duffy
Leslie Mann ... Elaine Warner
Megan Mullally ... Patty Plummer
Dennis Farina ... Mr. Warner
Tammy Blanchard ... Noreen Plummer
Richard Jenkins ... Honorable Emmett Cook
Chris Penn ... David Loach
John C. McGinley ... Detective Charles
Seymour Cassel ... Uncle Jack
Zeus Zeus ... Rex
Ken Magee Ken Magee ... Butcher
Martin Starr ... Liquor Store Clerk
Mary Gillis Mary Gillis ... Duff's Mom
Bruce McCulloch ... Fidio the Lawyer
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Storyline

A man turns to a life of crime to pay for his niece's tuition for her first year at a prestigious university. His girlfriend also wants him to pay $30,000 for the down payment on a house; and his buddy is a bad influence on him. Written by Anonymous

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Their intentions were honorable. Their methods were criminal. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Say Uncle See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,041,521, 15 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,973,532, 20 October 2002
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Before release, the movie was variously known as: "Promises, Promises, Promises", "The Promise", "Stealing U", "Uncle", "Say Uncle", "Stealing Stanford" (Stanford refused to allow it), and "You Promised". See more »

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When Duff shows John his new "camp out" home and they are drinking beers, John opens his beer twice. See more »

Quotes

John: We've been banging together like a pair of cymbals in an overworked marching band.
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Jason Lee is listed in the main titles as "Ja$on Lee" See more »

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References South Park (1997) See more »

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My Way
Written and Performed by Butch Walker
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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Not perfect but pretty watchable
2 May 2003 | by csweetleaf2See all my reviews

Even though the critics and some of the viewers come down pretty hard on this movie, I kinda disagree cause the movie was pretty funny and watchable, and the situations that Tom Green and Jason Lee got themselves into were hilarious, there are some scenes which I couldn't bear to watch but if you love to watch crude comedies, watch Stealing Harvard and while it may not be a classic, it can be a good way to relax for about 80-90 minutes.


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