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Orange County (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2002 (USA)
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A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Writer:

Mike White
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Hanks ... Shaun Brumder
Jack Black ... Lance Brumder
Schuyler Fisk ... Ashley
Bret Harrison ... Lonny (as Brett Harrison)
Kyle Howard ... Arlo
R.J. Knoll R.J. Knoll ... Chad (as RJ Knoll)
Catherine O'Hara ... Cindy Beugler
Mike White ... Mr. Burke
John Lithgow ... Bud Brumder
Lily Tomlin ... Charlotte Cobb
George Murdock ... Bob Beugler
Lillian Hurst ... Lupe
Chevy Chase ... Principal Harbert
Olivia Rosewood ... Dana
Carly Pope ... Tanya
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Storyline

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit. Written by Matthew Patay

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Taglines:

It's not just a place. It's a state of mind.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Black, Leslie Mann, and Ben Stiller previously appeared in The Cable Guy (1996). See more »

Goofs

Cindy wheels Bob out of the house onto the front stoop just before he falls down the front stairs. She is clearly visible beside his chair as he begins to roll. When he hits the car and the camera points towards the front stoop, Ashley is seen standing and watching but Cindy is not on there. See more »

Quotes

[Bud sees his young wife flirting with the pool guy]
Bud Brumder: What the f...?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits both the font of the credits and the way they are displayed are similar to that of the output of a typewriter. See more »

Connections

References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Lay Down Burden
Written by Brian Wilson and Joe Thomas
Performed by Brian Wilson
Courtesy of Giant Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

Good, Funny, Light, Refreshing
19 December 2003 | by Cory579See all my reviews

I like this movie. Watch it, try it. It's light and refreshing. Hanks is a solid young actor. It has a breezy, west coast feel. I live in New York and it makes me want to move out west to the Left Coast. Just like Tao of Steve. It's kinda hokey and campy and cheesy in some parts. The cinematography is really good. See for your self. It's stunningly photographed. The natural lighting is beautiful. Jack Black is great as always. There's surfing, beautiful California sunshine, beaches, hot young girls, hot older women, nice cars. Coming of age, adult/youth themes. Hanks'girlfriend in the film is a cute redhead. California Dreamin...


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Orange County See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,053,226, 13 January 2002

Gross USA:

$41,076,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,325,009
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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