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Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002)

National Lampoon's Van Wilder (original title)
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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.

Director:

Walt Becker

Writers:

Brent Goldberg, David Wagner (as David T. Wagner)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Van Wilder
Tara Reid ... Gwen Pearson
Tim Matheson ... Vance Wilder Sr.
Kal Penn ... Taj Mahal Badalandabad
Teck Holmes ... Hutch
Daniel Cosgrove ... Richard Bagg
Deon Richmond ... Mini Cochran
Alex Burns Alex Burns ... Gordon
Emily Rutherfurd ... Jeannie
Paul Gleason ... Professor McDoogle
Erik Estrada ... Erik Estrada
Curtis Armstrong ... Campus Cop
Jason Winer ... Panos Patakos
Chris Owen ... Suicidal Freshman
Simon Helberg ... 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In the scene where Van Wilder is talking to the basketball team he is seen wearing a hat with the Volkswagen logo on the front. Which is a V above a W - Van Wilder's initials. See more »

Goofs

When Van's father arrives at the party at the end of the movie to congratulate his son, he says that Gwen sent him a copy of the article, and he holds up a copy of The Liberator. But earlier in the film, we see Gwen send him a hand-typed copy since the paper wouldn't have gone to press yet. See more »

Quotes

Gwen: [quietly to new pledges] Relax, guys, they're just Doritos.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Region 1 "unrated version" contains additional footage not shown in theaters. The scene added back into the film is the gay students who audition to be Van's assistant at the beginning. See more »

Connections

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At Auntie Tom's
Written by Fuzz Townshend (as John Richard Keith Townshend), Roger Charlery, Matthew Machin
Performed by Fuzz Townshend
Courtesy of Stinky Records
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One hilarious movie
28 February 2004 | by kidhasacesSee all my reviews

This was one heck of an hilarious movie. I can watch it over and over. Reynolds did a spectacular job in the movie, but I must say that without the character Taj the movie wouldn't have been as funny.

This is more of a guy comedy type movie but my gf loved it also.

The donuts scene I must say was a little gross but still the movie was amazing. Laughed from start to finish..... This is the kind of guy everyone would like to be or know in College.

I don't think they could of taken anyone else then Reynolds to do this role maybe I m just saying that because he is one of my favorite actors but he did do a great job. 9/10


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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Van Wilder See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,302,913, 7 April 2002

Gross USA:

$21,305,259

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,275,483
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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