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Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)

Taj Mahal Badalandabad leaves Coolidge College behind for the halls of Camford University in England, where he looks to continue his education, and teach an uptight student how to make the most out of her academic career.

Director:

Mort Nathan

Writers:

David Drew Gallagher, Brent Goldberg (characters) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kal Penn ... Taj
Lauren Cohan ... Charlotte
Daniel Percival Daniel Percival ... Pip
Glen Barry ... Seamus
Anthony Cozens Anthony Cozens ... Gethin
Steven Rathman ... Simon
Holly Davidson ... Sadie
Tom Davey ... Percy
William de Coverly William de Coverly ... Roger
Beth Steel Beth Steel ... Penelope
Amy Steel Amy Steel ... Alexandra
Jonathan Cecil ... Provost Cunningham
Roger Hammond ... Camford Dean
Kulvinder Ghir ... Taj's Father
Shobu Kapoor ... Taj's Mother
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Storyline

Having graduated in the US as Van Wilder disciple, now self-confident Taj Mahal. arrives as 'don' (teaching assistant) history at England's super-prestigious Cambridge. He falls victim to the haughty, aristocratic leading fraternity's president Pip's usual prank for 'commoners', landing in the derelict 'barn' with other 'social outcasts'. But Taj decides to band the rejects into a new fraternity, Cocks & Bulls, which under his leadership challenges Pip's in the annual all-round excellence championship. Written by KGF Vissers

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The Legend is Growing.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,313,372, 3 December 2006

Gross USA:

$4,300,645

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,086,508
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The two reporters' bylines in the newspaper articles are "Anita Hanjaab" and "Mike Oxsbig", which sound just like... Well, you can figure it out. See more »

Goofs

In the final fencing scene, when Taj hides behind the suit of armor, the cable can be seen that pulls the arm away. See more »

Quotes

Seamus O'Toole: What did you say your name was again?
Taj Badalandabad: Taj Badalandabad, your new head of house.
Seamus O'Toole: Taj Badalandabad. That's a quite a tongue-twister.
Taj Badalandabad: It's not that hard to say. You got it right.
Seamus O'Toole: Yeah, but I've been drinking all day.
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Connections

References Miss Nude America (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Are You Now?
Written by J. Sayer, M. Traxler, J. Jolley, M. Porter
Performed by Brandtson
Courtesy of The Militia Group
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It really wasn't that bad
13 May 2007 | by brian090888See all my reviews

The bad reviews are kind of astonishing. I'm not sure what people were expecting for a National Lampoon's flick. I mean, the things we can compare it to are: "Adam and Eve," "Going the Distance," and "Barely Legal." The series is now just a raunch-fest of low-brow humor. If that's not what you're into, why did you watch the movie? The soundtrack of this movie was priceless, and people who point out the formulaic nature of the story should realize that it was the point. It wasn't a film that took itself seriously. It was a NATIONAL LAMPOONS movie. The series hasn't involved any family friendly humor since Christmas Vacation.

It's funny for a laugh, and I think people need to lighten up a bit. I'm tough to please, and I thought the movie was worth a few chuckles. The final scene (which I won't spoil, but can tell you it has to do with swords) was the coup de grâce for this underrated film. I give it a 7, out of 10.


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