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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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Van Wilder
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Gwen Pearson
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Vance Wilder Sr.
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Taj Mahal Badalandabad
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Hutch
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Richard Bagg
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Mini Cochran
Alex Burns ...
Gordon
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Jeannie
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Professor McDoogle
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Erik Estrada
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Campus Cop
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Panos Patakos
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Suicidal Freshman
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Vernon
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Wasted Guy
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Naomi
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Casey
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Hot Female Doctor
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Holyoke Hottie
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Sick Boy
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Lindsey
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Business Manager
Michael Waltman ...
Coach Ken Massey
Cynthia Fancher ...
Ms. Haver
Michael Olowokandi ...
Leron
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Darius
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Quentin
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Coolidge Chickadee Player
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Pimply Faced Freshman
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Annoyingly Peppy Freshman
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Desiree (as Jenny Leone)
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Gus
Jeremy Phillips ...
Overweight Freshman
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Gwen's Mom
Harry Danner ...
Dr. Beeverman
Tom Howard ...
Gwen's Dad
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Dr. Henke
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Sally
J. Patrick McCormack ...
Dean Mooney
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English Professor
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Cheesy TV Announcer
Teesha Lobo ...
Hot Indian Girl
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Mrs. Henke
Christopher Sowers ...
Thin Pledge (as Chris Sowers)
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Archive Guy
Willie Latimore ...
Ming Impersonator
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Little Kid
Sterling Rice ...
Little Girl
Albert Owens ...
Another Doctor
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Dorky Brother
Anne Varnishung ...
Gorgeous Secretary
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Martial Arts Freshman
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Mrs. Seay
Travis McKenna ...
Milty
Lou Beatty Jr. ...
Library Man
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Party Busting Cop
Alexia Chiaromonte ...
Stunning Co-Ed Freshman
Brent Goldberg ...
Freshman Interviewee 1
David Wagner ...
Freshman Interviewee 2
Chad Evans ...
Stoner Freshman
Brandon Kessel ...
College Kid
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Worried Preppy Freshman
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Male Sophomore (as Matthew Newton)
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Campus Tour Guide
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Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
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Hot Senior
Megan Litwin ...
Hotter Friend
Sarah Paul ...
Terri
Michelle Thomas ...
Sherri
Sirin Suprasert ...
Suk Mee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Alfa ...
Tranny Stripper (uncredited)
Megan Baker ...
Student (uncredited)
Dan Beck ...
Lamda Geek (uncredited)
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Fireman (uncredited)
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Van's Friend (uncredited)
Sean Brennan ...
Shoeshine DIK (uncredited)
Chad Brokaw ...
DIK Brother (uncredited)
Scott Cappelli ...
Rollerskater (uncredited)
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Roller Skater (uncredited)
Heather Charles ...
Luau Girl (uncredited)
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Elliot Grebb (uncredited)
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10-Year-Old Boy (uncredited)
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Drunk Boy (uncredited)
Marc S. Gordon ...
Student Leader (uncredited)
Sean Gordon ...
Rollerskater (uncredited)
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Drunken Frat Guy (uncredited)
Kelly Hayes ...
Luau Party Guy (uncredited)
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Student on Couch (uncredited)
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Party Girl (uncredited)
Christie McNew ...
College Student (uncredited)
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Pajama Party-Goer (uncredited)
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Twisted Auditioner (uncredited)
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Frat Guy (uncredited)
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ROTC Student (uncredited)
Daniel Oestreich ...
Naked Runner (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ...
Drag Queen (uncredited)
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen ...
Student Bartender (uncredited)
Jennifer Schlueter ...
Student (uncredited)
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Test Taker (uncredited)
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Stomach Guy (uncredited)
Billy Taylor ...
Student (uncredited)
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Skating Rink Geek (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Greta Valenti ...
Hot Roller Girl (uncredited)
Dave Vandermeuse ...
Cowboy Lamda Brother (uncredited)
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College Student on Campus Tour (uncredited)
Nik Wilcox ...
Sychophant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Walt Becker

Written by

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Brent Goldberg ... (written by) &
David Wagner ... (written by) (as David T. Wagner)

Produced by

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Peter Abrams ... producer
Kirk D'Amico ... executive producer
Lucas Foster ... executive producer
Jeff Franks ... associate producer
Rick Joseph ... co-producer
Robert L. Levy ... producer
Jonathon Komack Martin ... producer
Peter Nelson ... co-producer
Ari Newman ... co-producer
Andrew Panay ... producer
Philip von Alvensleben ... executive producer

Music by

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David Lawrence

Cinematography by

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James R. Bagdonas ... director of photography (as James Bagdonas)

Film Editing by

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Dennis M. Hill

Editorial Department

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Ryan Folsey ... additional editor
Bob Wenokur ... studio post-production representative
Andrew Chitko ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Barbara Fiorentino

Production Design by

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Rachel Kamerman

Art Direction by

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William J. Durrell Jr.

Set Decoration by

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Suzan Katcher
Jill McGraw

Costume Design by

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Alexis Scott

Makeup Department

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Kim Beaird ... key hair stylist (as Kimberly 'Beverly' Beard)
Timothy Considine ... special makeup effects artist
Jeffrey S. Farley ... special makeup effects artist
Tina Harrelson ... makeup artist
Andrea Helm ... hair stylist
Martina Kohl ... key makeup artist
Susan Laprelle ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Deborah Reissman ... executive in charge of production
Michael Tinger ... post-production supervisor
Andjelija Vlaisavljevic ... production supervisor
Natan Zahavi ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael A. Allowitz ... first assistant director
Susie Balaban ... second second assistant director
Dirk Craft ... assistant director
David Hallinan ... first assistant director: second unit
Anna E. Hayward ... second assistant director
Elenie Mansalis ... second assistant director: additional photography

Art Department

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Rich Andrade ... set dresser
William Apperson ... construction coordinator
Brian Bains ... on-set dresser
Daniel Chaves ... labor foreman
Gary Dent ... leadman
Brian Kline ... assistant property master
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen ... storyboard artist
Lisa Vasconcellos ... art department coordinator
Thomas R. Wagner ... property master

Sound Department

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Richard Burnette ... mix facility coordinator
Robert Carr ... sound recordist
Andrew DeCristofaro ... supervising sound editor
David Esparza ... sound effects editor
Frank A. Fuller Jr. ... sound editor
Marshall Garlington ... re-recording mixer
Eric J. Goldstein ... boom operator
Kevin Hamilton ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Daniel Hastings ... boom operator
Ben Jacob ... production sound mixer (as Itamar Ben-Jacob) / sound engineer
Shawn Kennelly ... foley mixer
Lee Lemont ... supervising adr editor
Steve Mann ... sound effects editor
Marc Meyer ... first assistant sound editor
Anthony Milch ... dialogue editor
William Munroe ... additional boom operator
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Michael Payne ... sound effects editor
James L. Pearson ... sound editor
John Placencia ... utility sound technician
Martin Schloemer ... sound recordist
Alexander Schwartz ... foley artist
Cathie Speakman ... sound editor
Edward M. Steidele ... foley artist
Ken Teaney ... re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Jonathan Wareham ... sound effects editor
Aaron D. Weisblatt ... sound effects editor
Bernard Weiser ... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey R. Whitcher ... sound effects editor
James Wright ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
James Marchione ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Stuart Provine ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Royce Hager ... special effects foreman
Josh Hakian ... special effects coordinator
Russ Herpich ... mold maker: Creature Effects Inc.
Mark Rappaport ... special effects makeup
Eric Von Scott ... animal special effects/prosthetics

Visual Effects by

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Andy Davis ... digital compositor: Standard
Jessica James ... opticals: main title sequence producer / visual effects producer
Don Lee ... digital compositor
Andrew MacDonald ... compositor: Creo Collective

Stunts

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Erik Aude ... stunts
Charlie Brewer ... stunts
Manny Chavez ... stunts
Dirk Christensen ... stunts
Joe Cofer ... stunts
Laura Lee Connery ... stunts
Thomas Dewier ... utility stunts
Johnny Martin ... stunt coordinator
Bobby Ore ... stunt performer
Brian Simpson ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Patti Arpaia ... still photographer
Chris Byers ... key grip
Gerrit Dangremond ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Nate Foll ... electrician
Sean Ginn ... electrician
Barry Gross ... rigging gaffer
Julie Helton ... camera loader
John Hoffma ... rigging electrician
Jason Jensen ... second assistant camera
Mark Pickens ... dolly grip
John Placencia ... video assist operator
Bruce Reutlinger ... camera operator
Paul Storino ... grip
Rob Sweeney ... director of photography: second unit
Wally Sweeterman ... first assistant camera
Jon Tilton ... electric best boy
Toby Tucker ... film loader
Michael Chambliss ... hot head technician (uncredited)
Ryan Shopay ... lamp operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rob Decina ... casting: New York
Barbara Fiorentino ... casting
Randi Hiller ... casting consultant
Jimmy Jue ... extras casting
Rebecca Mangieri ... casting associate
Summer Wesson ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laura E. Little ... costumer
Gloria Maroun ... set costumer (as Gloria Fonseca)

Location Management

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Edwin Avedissian ... location manager
Chris Kenny ... location assistant
Christopher W. Trott ... location manager

Music Department

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Guy Defazio ... music mixer
Guy Erez ... musician
Sheri Ozeki ... music editor
Christopher Violette ... music supervisor (as Chris Violette)
Richard Ziegler ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Michael J. Birnkrant ... driver
Eric Moon ... driver
Sean J. Moore ... transportation
Michael Perrotti ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Ronald Arthur Baker ... caterer
Darren Lynn Bousman ... production assistant
Neil Butler ... assistant: Lucas Foster
Francois Caillaud ... production assistant
Dayna Danika ... production coordinator
Melissa Engle ... production assistant
Corina Garcia ... assistant: Robert Levy and Peter Abrams (as Corinna Garcia)
Allison Graham ... marketing coordinator
Kelly Hayes ... production assistant
Scott Herrick ... first assistant accountant
Paula Hunziker ... script supervisor (as Paula Dussman)
Megan Litwin ... production assistant
Jeremy Martin ... assistant: Andrew Panay
Rebecca Merle ... production assistant (as Rebecca Koscinski)
Jennifer Monroe ... assistant: Jonathon Komack Martin (as Jennifer Hilton)
Billy Parks ... assistant: Lucas Foster
Gregory B. Peña ... set supervisor
J.C. Rappaport ... assistant: Kirk D'Amico
Taylor Saxon ... set medic
Anouk Schaaf ... assistant: Philip von Alvensleben
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen ... production assistant
Mollie Stallman ... production assistant
Randy Barach ... security officer (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker ... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Steven Jetton ... layout board (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mimi Clarke ... special thanks
Austin Lander ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 the college paper's star reporter, Gwen Pearson, an assignment she would rather not do, preferring harder hitting material. However, in Gwen needing to spend time with Van, Richard Bagg, Gwen's arrogant fraternity president pre-med boyfriend, tries to place Van in a bad light time and time again, believing that Gwen and Van are falling for each other. Also in spending time with Gwen, Van may come to a true understanding of why he has stayed at Coolidge for such a long time, and what he should be looking for in his future. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Party Animals - ... wilder geht's nicht! (Germany)
  • National Lampoon's Van Wilder (United States)
  • Van Wilder: Party Liaison (United States)
  • Van Wilder: Party Liaison (Ireland, English title)
  • Van Wilder: Party Liaison (Philippines, English title)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Germany $1,161,993, 02 Aug 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia Many of the story elements in "Van Wilder" came from a Rolling Stone article called "The Undergraduate," about the college career of comedian Bert Kreischer which was optioned by director and producer Oliver Stone See more »
Goofs When the nerds are playing Ms. Pac Man, we hear the sound of Pac-Man dying when Ms. Pac Man dies. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Starz Inside: In the Gutter (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Authority Song See more »
Crazy Credits A couple of deleted scenes play on during the end credits including makeout scene outtakes and others. See more »
Quotes Van Wilder: Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.
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