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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.

Director:

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 ... Megan
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Storyline

Mitch, Frank and Beanie are disillusioned with their personal lives beginning 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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Why do men act like boys? Because they can. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Blue's real name is Joseph (Jay) "Blue" Pulaski. The Toronto Blue Jays have a minor league team named the Pulaski Blue Jays. See more »

Goofs

When Frank is picked up by his wife and friends after streaking, one of the girls in the back seat is shown wearing a hat which subsequently disappears. See more »

Quotes

Peppers: She's a beauty, ain't she?
Frank: Yeah, what kind of gun is this?
Peppers: It's a tranquilizer gun. If any of these little fuckers decide to freak out on the kids, I get to take them down. Ain't that right?
[yank's on the mule's reigns]
Peppers: Oh, what? That's what I thought. Shut up.
Frank: [Frank cocks the gun]
Peppers: Hey, hey. Careful with that. That's the most powerful tranq gun on the market. Got her in Mexico.
Frank: Cool.
Peppers: Yeah, it is cool. They say it can puncture the skin of a rhino from...
[Frank shoots himself in the neck with the dart]
[...]
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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 Unrated DVD contains about a minute of new footage. It includes more of Frank streaking and more with Andy Dick's character, with references to animal sex and ejaculation. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.127 (2011) See more »

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Lady
Written by Dennis DeYoung
Performed by Dan Finnerty & The Dan Band
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enjoyable if not always on target
14 December 2003 | by Special-K88See 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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Country:

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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

Gross USA:

$75,585,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,135,520
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2.35 : 1
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