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Van Wilder (2002)

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The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Van Wilder
... Gwen Pearson
... Vance Wilder Sr.
... Taj Mahal Badalandabad
... Hutch
... Richard Bagg
... Mini Cochran
Alex Burns ... Gordon
... Jeannie
... Professor McDoogle
... Erik Estrada
... Campus Cop
... Panos Patakos
... Suicidal Freshman
... Vernon
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Storyline

In certain circles, Van Wilder is a living legend at Coolidge College, where he's been a student now for seven years, not yet having completed his degree requirements. Despite being bright, he never attends classes anymore, instead hosting parties, imparting his brand of wisdom to his adoring fans, hosting school organization fundraisers, and rallying the college spirit among the student body. Conversely, Van loves his Coolidge life. In his antics, he has a 2ic in Hutch, and always hires a personal assistant, this year's being a South Asian transfer student named Taj, who wants to learn from the best, namely Van. Van's college life is threatened when his wealthy neglectful father only now learns that Van is still in school, Wilder Sr. who has been paying his way all this time. As such, Wilder Sr. pulls the plug on that subsidy, meaning that Van has to figure out a way to pay for his Coolidge life. Because of his living legend status, Van becomes the subject of a series of articles by ... Written by Huggo

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Born to be wilder! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, gross humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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5 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Van Wilder  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,302,913, 7 April 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,005,329, 12 May 2002
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Trivia

When Taj is trying to study while watching a girl's breasts he is actually writing about the history of Hungary the sixteenth century, after the Battle of Nándorfehérvár (1521) and Mohács (1526). See more »

Goofs

Van's doodle repeatedly flips over between shots when Van visits Gwen in the women's locker room. See more »

Quotes

Van Wilder: [while the dog is walking away, and his balls have shrunk] Looks like all he needed was a little TLC
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Crazy Credits

A couple of deleted scenes play on during the end credits including makeout scene outtakes and others. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.3 (2010) See more »

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Start Over
Written by Tommy Walter (as Thommy Walter), Pete Pagonis
Performed by Abandoned Pools
Courtesy of Extasy Records International
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Don't expect too much
7 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is yet another movie trying to capitalize off the gross-out factor among young adolescent males. The only thing that really surprised me about this movie is Ryan Renolds ability to carry a movie by himself, as Tara Reid has proven herself once again to be a terrible actress. There is maybe one or two really funny parts in this movie, the rest just comes off as immature sexual jokes. Overall, the good parts don't outweigh the bad, and I wouldn't give it more than three or four stars. Wait for it to come out on rental, which shouldn't be too long.


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