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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

Writers:

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Vince Vaughn, the studio didn't want him for the film, as they were unsure that he could do comedy (this being before he was known as a comedic actor). See more »

Goofs

Mitch flies home from San Diego on a British West Indies Airlines (BWIA) L-1011. BWIA doesn't fly from San Diego to New York. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Blue's over there. But he's wasted.
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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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Connections

Referenced in The Hangover (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Master Of Puppets
Written by Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich
Performed by Metallica
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

 
Why anyone would not like this movie is beyond me
6 June 2004 | by SomePerson78See all my reviews

This has to be one of the funniest movies ever made. I laughed so hard during this movie. I've heard a lot of bad reviews for this movie, and I can't believe what some people have said. Apparently some copies of this movie were taped over with that godawful Jennifer Aniston debacle "Picture Perfect", because that is the only explanation that I have for the people who have said those things. Seriously, Old School has some of the funniest scenes in movie history...and I've seen a LOT of movies. Mandatory for all movie fans to see. One of the greatest movies ever created! If you haven't seen this movie yet, go get it NOW! Buy it, rent it, borrow it, steal it, whatever, just see it somehow. 10/10


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