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Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (2016)

When the Dean of Blue Mountain State threatens to sell the Goat House, Alex throws Thad the party of his dreams in an effort to get him to buy it.


Lev L. Spiro


Eric Falconer, Chris Romano (as Romanski) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ritchson ... Thad Castle
Darin Brooks ... Alex Moran
James Cade ... Harmon Tedesco
Rob Ramsay ... Donnie Schrab
Chris Romano ... Sammy Cacciatore (as Romanski)
Frankie Shaw ... Mary Jo Cacciatore
Omari Newton ... Larry Summers
Ed Marinaro ... Coach Marty Daniels
Dhani Jones ... Dhani Jones
Ed Amatrudo ... Dean Olivares
Jimmy Tatro ... Dick Dawg
Brittany Ann Boudreault Brittany Ann Boudreault ... Amber
Katelynn Derengowski Katelynn Derengowski ... Stephanie (as Kate Derengowski)
Hudson Shank Hudson Shank ... Young Thad
Lindsey Sporrer ... Holly


When the Dean of Blue Mountain State threatens to sell the Goat House, Alex throws Thad the party of his dreams in an effort to get him to buy it.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, drug use and language throughout, and some graphic nudity. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Mountain State Thadland'in Yükselisi See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The hovercraft that Thad and Dick Dawg arrive on is an actual rescue hovercraft piloted by Steve Stafford, a police officer from Indiana. This craft is made by Neoteric Hovercraft and has logged several rescues. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a credit at the end for the Thadland commercial with the line "a Richard Dawg film (Dawg with a W. G. Motherfucker)" and "Directeded and Editeded by Thad Castle" See more »


References We Bought a Zoo (2011) See more »


Written by Stepan Taft, Che Pope, Inn Daniels,
Jerry Ibarra and Stephen Dorsey
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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This Will be the Worst of 2016
13 February 2016 | by robsta23See all my reviews

This never seemed possible, but The Rise of Thadland is an even worse comedy than The Hangover Part II. It is raunchy only for the sake of trying to be funny, it is disgusting only for the sake of attempting to create shock humor, and there just simply isn't the energy in this movie which the television show had to offer.

The premise is so straightforward and simple that it gets to be a bore right after Thadland actually becomes a thing. Moran needs to win over Thad for him to buy the goathouse so it doesn't get taken away for them. Thad's request is simple: throw an awesome party for him and he'll put up enough money to win the goathouse over in the auction. The bulk of the movie is this party Moran agrees to throw, making most of the humor in the movie drug-related. We watch people trip out on drugs for the comedy, which ends up being a bore and not funny at all. Also, it is clear which part of the movie has an extended nc-17 clip in the bonus features, and it is too disgusting to imagine how the nc-17 version would have looked and not funny at all.

Of course Alan Ritchson as Thad shines as the star of the movie, though he is not the protagonist. He delivers the same goof ball we are all fond of in the television show, but the script just didn't allow him to shine AS MUCH as he did in the television series. The best moments focus around him, but sadly there are less than a handful of these moments.

There is no way that anything released in 2016 will be as terrible as this film.


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