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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
3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Catherine O'Hara and Dana Ivey also appeared in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). See more »

Goofs

While at the Dean's house, Ashley asks Shaun about his brother's aspirin (drugs) and Shaun reacts shocked and nervous as if he somehow already knew she gave some to the Dean, but he was out in the car obtaining his transcript when she did that - so obviously he would not have known. See more »

Quotes

Shaun: You think you're going to create a T-shirt company? You can't even dress yourself!
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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

Let It Shine
Written by Brian Wilson & Jeff Lynne (as Jeffrey Lynne)
Performed by Brian Wilson
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

I will eat your face!!!
14 April 2004 | by DJAkinSee all my reviews

That is what John Lithgow said to somebody in this brilliant Jack Black film. I loved the part where Jack Black jumped into the pool to save his brother. Jack's legs were all moving around like an insect. Super funny. I also liked the part where Jack Black called his brother "Broseph" Haha, that is funny, it rhymes with Joseph. The main character, played by Tom Hank's son, was good. He looked very odd in many scenes though and was a little over the top with his obsession with that book that Kevin Kline wrote. Kevin Kline was BORN for that role as the PROFESSOR!!! He was BRILLIAN!! However, the best performance of this movie would have to go to my hero, JACK BLACK...who was litereally a bum!!! HAHA!! Way to go Jack Black, you delivered the goods again!!!


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