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

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5 April 2002 (USA)  »

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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

Richard's full name is Richard Bagg. "Dick" is a nickname often given to people named Richard, so Richard's name is "Dick Bagg". See more »

Goofs

Van's right hand is alternately on/off of steering wheel knob between shots when Gwen, with a rain coat on, meets Van in the golf cart. See more »

Quotes

McDoogle: This is some pad Wilder... Decorated in early fuck!
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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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A big surprize
18 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

i didn't expect much coming into this movie, i didn't hear much about it and Van wilder was one of the national lampoon movies without Chevy Chase. however this movie surpassed all my expectations. Van Wilder defines the slapstick teen comedy of the new millennium. loaded with sexual humor and innuendo, Van Wilder keep the laughs coming. i believe Tara Reid was at her hottest in this movie, and believe it or not, there are a ton of quotable lines to live by in this film. as for the plot, its just about some guy who doesn't wanna leave the college he calls his home until he meets a girl that makes him realize his own potential. this film was much better then the last 2 American pies put together. this is a true popcorn movie to watch with your friends.


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