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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At approx. 40 minutes 11 seconds in, a beanbag shotgun round or some sort of percussion device is clearly seen breaking the gas station glass to simulate shotgun fire at "Steve" and "Kyle" See more »

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When Duff is telling John about the used Delorean, his hat is caved in on the top, in the next shot (and the one before it) it is normal. See more »

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David Loach: Why is anybody talking?
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Jason Lee is listed in the main titles as "Ja$on Lee" See more »

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Referenced in Eulogy (2004) See more »

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Theme from S.W.A.T.
Written by Barry De Vorzon
Performed by Rhythm Heritage
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Educating Yonkers.
6 January 2007 | by buzznzipp1995See all my reviews

Why else do you go to see a movie with Jason Lee, Tom Green, Megan Mullally and Dennis Farina, directed by Bruce McCullugh from 'the Kids in the hall'? If everything fails otherwise, just to have a good time I would think. John and Elaine, a couple who's communication skills go awry one day, due to a promise that a particularly flip-headed uncle John makes to his niece Noreen, that Patty, (Mullally) had been video taping, some years before. Whoops, everything seems to come apart, for the somewhat happy young couple due to that fact. A over zealous father in law (Farina) who wants to put Jason Lee's character in his place, because his daughter is his 'Princess' (of course). A motivated and angry cop, with good dental hygiene habits, who is all over them like 'stink on a monkey'!!!

Maybe they can put things right again, with the help of his old high-school buddy Walter Duffy or 'Duff' what could possibly go wrong?????? They,(all three) team up, as a serious 'Heavy' crew, looking to take down a good score. So that they can send the nice niece to college.

Ha, this whimsically funny film had a wonderful, cast of kooks and meat-heads just to keep it on the edge. I think that if you have a funny bone, you should go and get this one. (***)


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