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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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Storyline

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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When every college turned them down. . . they made one up. See more »

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Comedy

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

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18 August 2006 (USA)  »

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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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Instead of attending Harmon as mentioned in the movie, James Garfield actually attended Hiram College in Northeast Ohio. Garfield later went on to teach at Hiram and become the President of the institution. See more »

Goofs

When Bartleby receives his rejection letter from Ohio State College, the word 'that' should be 'than' in "We will receive more that 4000 applications...". See more »

Quotes

Bartleby Gaines: Uh, Dean Lewis why don't you tell them a little bit about the philosophy here at south Harmon?
Uncle Ben: Look, we throw a lot of fancy words in front of these kids in order to attract them to going to school in the belief that they're gonna have a better life, and we know that all were doing is breeding a whole new generation of buyers and sellers, BUYERS AND SELLERS! Pimps and whores, PIMPS AND WHORES! and indoctrinating them into a life long hell of debt and indecision!
Jack Gaines: I... I, I just don't understand....
Uncle Ben:
Bartleby Gaines: [...]
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Crazy Credits

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 Battle Royale (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Keepin' Your Head Up
Written by Joe Hursley, Joseph Robinson (as Joe Robinson), and Joseph Stiteler (as Joe Stiteler)
Performed by The Ringers
Produced by Todd Homme
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Original Plot with Funny Stuff
16 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I don't think I've yet seen a movie in my whole lifetime about a high school kid creating his own college, just to impress his parents. Nowadays, movies are either remakes or sequels, or plots that have been used in many different films. This one has an original story line and to follow it up by making it a comedy films only lightens the deal. With this well thought out story and with laughs mixed in, this is a good movie. Now I've seen better, but upon going into the theater I was thinking another drug/beer/frat party with some sexual innuendo tossed in (aka an "American Pie" flick) but I was surprised. To sum it up, I enjoyed the film and the next time your shuffling through the paper for movies, look for show times to "Accepted". If you want to laugh out loud, that is.


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