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Orange County (2002)

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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
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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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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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nix wie raus aus Orange County See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,053,226, 13 January 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,032,915, 24 March 2002
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence, also wrote the screenplays for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). John Lithgow played Yoda in the National Public Radio adaptation of the films. See more »

Goofs

When Bob rolls down the stairs and hits Arthur Gantner's car, the bandage can be seen. There is no bandage on his head from the view inside the car. In the next shot, the bandage is back again. See more »

Quotes

Shaun: Hey guys, what's up?
Chad: Hey, what's up dude? Hey dude, check this out. Last night we're at this party, and little Arlo here,he decides to like confess his undying love to me. Did I tell ya he was a fruitcake or what?
Arlo: Bro, that's not true. This is the real story dude. Chad crashed at my house right, and I woke up in the night, he wa fondling my...
Chad: Dude, I lost my keys. I was looking for 'em.
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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 Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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Everything's Cool
by Jeremy Popoff, A. Jay Popoff (as Alan Jay Popoff), Allen Shellenberger & Kevin Baldes
Performed by Lit
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Products
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It's a lot better than you might think it is.
31 May 2003 | by rubytuesday_14See all my reviews

When I first saw Orange County as a trailer, I thought it was just another teen movie. So I rented it and was surprised. It actually was pretty good. The movie had big and minor names and a sensible plot. Shaun Brumder was a likeable character and was very much like a modern day Holden Caulfield.It was laugh out loud hilarious with a different kind of comedy because it was ACTUALLY FUNNY.

Overall, Orange County is a great movie if your tired and need a laugh.Or if you're a big fan of Jack Black or Ben Stiller.


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