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Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 August 2006 (USA)
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A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bartleby Gaines
... Sherman Schrader
... Glen
... Daryl 'Hands' Holloway
... Rory Thayer
... Ben Lewis
... Monica Moreland
... Jack Gaines
... Diane Gaines
... Lizzie Gaines
... Abernathy Darwin Dunlap
... Mike Welsh
... Maurice / The Ringers
... Freaky Student
... Dean Richard Van Horne
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After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. Written by Ron

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual material and drug content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,023,835, 20 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,323,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,505,009
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Blake Lively's character Monica calls Justin Long's character Bartleby, "B". In Blake Lively's hit series Gossip Girl as Serena, she also calls someone, her best friend Blair, "B". In another of her films, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, her character Bailey is known to her friends as "B". See more »

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When Bartelby locks Ambrose out of South Harmon the camera is reflected in the glass door. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Ben: [the panel has demanded to know if there is any real faculty at South Harmon] Present and accounted for!
Dean Van Horne: Oh, for God's sakes! Dr. Alexander, this man has not been a part of academia for three decades! We were on the faculty together at Harmon in our 20s, but he washed out. He's a drunk, he's a degenerate and he's looney tunes!
Sherman Schrader: HEY, ASSHOLE! You're talking about my Mom's brother!
Dean Van Horne: OH, SIT DOWN!
Sherman Schrader: [meekly] Okay.
Uncle Ben: HEY! Why don't you take your *P-h-D*, and shove it up your *A-S-S*!
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The last line in the credits segment "The Filmmakers Wish To Thank" reads, "And all the Students at South Harmon Institute of Technology". See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Bole 2 Harlem
Written by David Schommer (as D. Schommer), T. Shibabaw, and M. Siraj
Performed by Bole 2 Harlem
Courtesy of Sounds of the Mushroom
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What real school should be like.
29 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I for one was very anxious to watch this movie.

Though I knew it was going to be another type of movie in the style of Revenge of the Nerds, I was still impressed.

There is plenty of truth to the fact of this type of learning and believe very strongly that it should be allowed in a "new style of schooling".

Conventional teaching methods do not always teach students what they need to know or should know or want to know.

This approach to teaching should be further sought out in true academic courses.

While there still was too much of the partying scenes, it obviously had to be thrown in there - for Hollywood's sake of making a comedy about college...even though we all know that life isn't really like that by any means.

A touch unbelievable, still funny and with a killer ending.

Awesome ending. Crucial to the entire story and very surprising.

Without the final scene, the movie would have been half as good.

I liked this movie and it didn't have to have overly amounts of swearing or nudity or gross out jokes for it to be good.

Great crew and cast, story and even the generic typecasting of the obligatory "Hampton frat members" was well done.

American Pie 1, 2 3 and American Wedding or whatever clones it makes doers not measure up to this by 1/3.

Far better than most comedies about first year College with no demeaning stupid jokes to make somebody throw up with.

I liked it, even though it was simple...it was interesting and even had heart...my only regret for watching this movie is that it wasn't longer.


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