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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 »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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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 »

Goofs

When Elaine and John are about to have sex on Mr. Warner's desk near the end of the movie, Elaine rips her shirt off and she is wearing a white bra. Moments later she is wearing a black bra. See more »

Quotes

Elaine: [whispers] He's an asshole.
Duff: Mmm... casserole.
Elaine: I said asshole.
Duff: I heard casserole!
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Crazy Credits

Jason Lee is listed in the main titles as "Ja$on Lee" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tell (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Call and Answer
Written by Steven Page and Stephen Duffy
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

 
Not too bad.
30 April 2003 | by allar100See all my reviews

I saw this movie because Tom Green and Jason Lee was in it. I know that that doesn't really gaurentee anything, seeing as how they both have a spotted track record. Anyway, it wasn't horrible, and I guess it had its moments of decent laughter, but it wasn't all that great. Nothing to spectacular here, but what did you expect.


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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

Gross USA:

$14,036,406

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,277,032
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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