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Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009)

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Van Wilder starts his freshman year at Coolidge College and embarks on an adventure to land the campus hottie and liberate his school from sexual oppression and party dysfunction.

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Harvey Glazer (as Harv Glazer)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Bennett ... Van Wilder
Kristin Cavallari ... Kaitlin Hayes
Kurt Fuller ... Dean Charles Reardon
Steve Talley ... Lt. Dirk Arnold
Nestor Aaron Absera Nestor Aaron Absera ... Farley
Nick Nicotera ... Corporal Benedict (as Nic Nac)
Jerry Shea ... Yu Dum Fok
Meredith Giangrande ... Eve
Irene Keng ... Dongmei
Linden Ashby ... Vance Wilder Sr.
Mike Pniewski ... General Thomas (as Mike Pinewski)
Brett Rice ... Sergeant Hayes
Mike Brune Mike Brune ... Irving Peppler
Leland L. Jones ... Reverend Dawkins (as Leland Jones)
Dennis Luciani ... Professor Downs
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Van Wilder starts his freshman year at Coolidge College and embarks on an adventure to land the campus hottie and liberate his school from sexual oppression and party dysfunction.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The man. The myth. The beginning.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Van Wilder 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,543
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Color
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Trivia

Steve Talley and Nic Nac previously co-starred in American Pie Presents: Beta House (2006). See more »

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Van's phone is an iPhone 3G. However, the film is supposed to be set in 1995 meaning it is impossible for him to own one. See more »

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A very lovely movie that moved me when i was bored See more »

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Spoofs Patton (1970) See more »

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Don't view this movie as a prequel to the first one
9 April 2010 | by good_charlotte369See all my reviews

Van Wilder 3: Freshmen Year is set to be the prequel of the original Van Wilder. However, there are many inconsistencies. I wouldn't call this movie a prequel, just a brand new title of the franchise.

If you have watched the original Van Wilder, you may not like this movie. Why? Because it doesn't star Ryan Reynolds. I've watched both movies and in my opinion, both movies were good. They're not awesome movies to start with. I don't expect Ryan Reynolds to star in this film anyway because he is too old for the movie. Just like the American Pie movies, people usually like the original 'lead actor; Steve Stifler' and Van Wilder for this case. The new Wilder hear suits well, young and fresh. He's acting was good, and so were the other actors.

If you have watched most of the American Pie Presents.. movies, don't expect this movie to be as crude and sexual as the above mentioned movies. It's just different..which doesn't mean it is a bad thing.

As a whole, i feel the Van Wilder: Freshmen Year is a good movie and i'd give it the same rating as the original Van Wilder movie, 6/10. Just for the record, i give AP: Band Camp a 6/10, Naked Mile a 7/10, Beta House a 7/10 and Book Of Love a 5/10.

View this movie with an open mind, and not as a sequel.


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