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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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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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The Tradition Continues. 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

Kal Penn and Ryan Reynolds are very good friends See more »

Goofs

When Gwen sees Van naked while modeling, she is surprised by how he looks. However, she already knows what he looks like naked because she was at the Naked Mile Run. See more »

Quotes

Gwen: 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

Referenced in The Big Review: Comics and College (2013) See more »

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How Does It Feel?
Written by Timothy Alan Pagnotta
Performed by Sugarcult
Courtesy of Ultimatum Music, LLC
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Don't expect too much
7 April 2002 | by Filmfan-31See 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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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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