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Orange County (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2002 (USA)
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A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Writer:

Mike White
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Hanks ... Shaun Brumder
Jack Black ... Lance Brumder
Schuyler Fisk ... Ashley
Bret Harrison ... Lonny (as Brett Harrison)
Kyle Howard ... Arlo
R.J. Knoll R.J. Knoll ... Chad (as RJ Knoll)
Catherine O'Hara ... Cindy Beugler
Mike White ... Mr. Burke
John Lithgow ... Bud Brumder
Lily Tomlin ... Charlotte Cobb
George Murdock ... Bob Beugler
Lillian Hurst ... Lupe
Chevy Chase ... Principal Harbert
Olivia Rosewood ... Dana
Carly Pope ... Tanya
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Storyline

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley and his drugged-out loser brother Lance to get into Stanford any way they see fit. Written by Matthew Patay

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It's not just a place. It's a state of mind.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nix wie raus aus Orange County See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,053,226, 13 January 2002

Gross USA:

$41,076,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,325,009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Lithgow would go on to play Leslie Mann's father in This Is 40 (2012). They play husband and wife in this film. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film when Shaun and his friends are on the beach, he decides to take up surfing again. Shaun and his friends pick up their surf boards and run towards the water. However, the sun is setting and the sea is really calm. There are no waves at all, not even a ripple. See more »

Quotes

Ashley: Look Shaun, I'm sorry you didn't get into Stanford. But if you think that going here is the only way that you can be the person you want to be, well then I just feel sorry for you.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits both the font of the credits and the way they are displayed are similar to that of the output of a typewriter. See more »


Soundtracks

Story of My Life
by Mike Ness (as Michael Ness)
Performed by Social Distortion
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I had low expectations and was surprised

I feel that I should explain 2 things before I give my opinion of this movie 1) I don't expect much from a MTV production and 2) I went to see this movie just to see Colin Hanks, because of his role as Alex Whitman in Roswell.

I was surprised and impressed with Colin Hanks, and Schuyler Fisk who I had not seen in anything. Both of whom played characters that actually had some depth. They actually wanted to go to college not just get laid or marry someone rich.

I found the movie light and funny, full of great cameos

If you are expecting to see a lot of Jack Black you may be disappointed. He only has a supporting role. But hilariously funny as usual.

I also wish that they had kept Colin's hair off of his face, like in some of the beach scenes. The whole bangs thing just, just…. I just didn't like it.

Worth the rental fee for the cameos, Jack Black, some off color jokes and some of the lines the supporting actors have.

DVD has some great deleted scenes and explains why some of the ads showed things that were not in the movie.


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