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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mitch
... Frank
... Beanie
... Pritchard
... Nicole
... Heidi
... Lara
... Marissa
... Mark
... Darcie
... Peppers
... Walsh
... Booker
... Michael
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

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All the fun of college, none of the education. See more »

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

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21 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aquellos viejos tiempos  »

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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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Trivia

Will Ferrell was really naked for Frank's streaking scene. He justified it by saying it showed his character falling off the wagon. "The fact that it made sense was the reason I was really into doing it, and why I was able to commit on that level", he explained to the BBC. "If it was just for the sake of doing a crazy shot, then I don't think it makes sense." Still, Ferrell needed some liquid courage, and was intimidated by the presence of Snoop Dogg. See more »

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Just as Frank falls in the pool after being shot in the neck by a tranquilizer dart, you can see a weight belt around his waist through the robe he is wearing. See more »

Quotes

Garry: You can use a little teeth but we don't want to be a biter. Now, ladies, these carrots are not gonna ejaculate themselves. Get into it!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in 'Old School' Orientation (2003) See more »

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Here I Go Again
Written by David Coverdale & Bernie Marsden
Performed by Whitesnake
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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enjoyable if not always on target
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

A man in his mid-thirties is restless, disheartened, and fed up with life in general after breaking up with his longtime girlfriend. He moves into a house on a college campus where, against his better judgment but with the persuasion of his equally depressed, unhappily married buddies, he starts an unofficial fraternity. To their surprise, the fraternity turns into a huge success that allows the three of them to recapture the spirit of their beloved college years. Intentionally goofy, college-oriented comedy from the director of Road Trip is uneven at times, but the cast is good and there are often some very funny moments. **½


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