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Old School (2003)

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Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

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Todd Phillips

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Court Crandall (story), Todd Phillips (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Mitch
Will Ferrell ... Frank
Vince Vaughn ... Beanie
Jeremy Piven ... Pritchard
Ellen Pompeo ... Nicole
Juliette Lewis ... Heidi
Leah Remini ... Lara
Perrey Reeves ... Marissa
Craig Kilborn ... Mark
Elisha Cuthbert ... Darcie
Seann William Scott ... Peppers
Matt Walsh ... Walsh
Artie Lange ... Booker
Patrick Fischler ... Michael
Sara Tanaka Sara Tanaka ... Megan
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Storyline

Mitch, Frank and Beanie are disillusioned with their personal lives begining when Mitch's nymphomanic girlfriend, Heidi, cheats on him, then former party animal Frank gets married, but unwilling to let go of his wild life, and Beanie is a family man seeking to reclaim his wild and crazy youth. Beanie suggests that they form their own fraternity in Mitch's new house on a college campus to re-live their glory days by bringing together a variety of misfit college students, losers, middle-aged and elderly retirees as their new friends and later try to avoid being evicted by the new Dean of Students, Pritchard, whom still holds a personal grudge against all three of them. Written by Matthew Patay

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Critics say, "'Old School' is dumb and pointless." We say, "WHO CARES?" See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

DreamWorks

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Old School See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,453,216, 23 February 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,585,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,055,349
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the KY wrestling scene, the song "Louie Louie" is playing in the background of the party. The song is also featured during a party in the fraternity themed National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). See more »

Goofs

When Frank is streaking next to his wife's car, you can see the lights and camera attached to the car in the store windows. See more »

Quotes

Beanie: Yeah, from the guy who probably won't get in.
Jerry: I go to school here...
Beanie: Okay...
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Crazy Credits

During most of the end credits, there are scenes showing what happened to the main characters. See more »

Alternate Versions

The new additions are
  • 1. Extra 15 seconds or so of Frank streaking. (The scene where he is leaving the party and runs down the street setting off the car alarm)
  • 2. Extra 45 seconds or so with Andy Dick, lots of stuff in this scene that was cut.
  • 3. Finally, there seems to be an additional 5 seconds or so with the naked girls in the KY Jelly.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bernie Mac/Good Charlotte (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Down Low (Nobody Has To Know)
Written by R. Kelly (as Robert Kelly)
Performed by R. Kelly featuring Ronald Isley & Ernie Isley
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Old School
28 March 2018 | by WubsTheFadgerSee all my reviews

Short and Simple Review by WubsTheFadger

First off, this comedy is hilarious. The story is easy to follow, simple, and full of funny jokes and hilarious gags. I thought this film was genuinely funny and I truly enjoyed it. The characters are all funny and are all likeable.

The acting is very good. Luke Wilson is by far the best. He is a likeable, funny, and good-hearted man looking for a fresh start. Vince Vaughn is also hilarious. His one-liners are always well timed. Will Ferrell plays a weird and sometime socially awkward man who at times can be very funny. I found his character to be the weakest and at times he was really annoying. Jeremy Piven's character is not well developed and very, very annoying.

The pacing is a little slow and the runtime is overlong.

Pros: Hilarious story, good jokes, Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn are both hilarious, and most the characters are likeable

Cons: Some slow pacing, an overlong runtime, Jeremy Piven and his bad performance, and Will Ferrell's character is a little annoying

Overall Rating: 7.0


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