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Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002)

Van Wilder (original title)
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The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate.

Director:

Walt Becker

Writers:

Brent Goldberg, David Wagner (as David T. Wagner)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Van Wilder
Tara Reid ... Gwen Pearson
Tim Matheson ... Vance Wilder Sr.
Kal Penn ... Taj Mahal Badalandabad
Teck Holmes ... Hutch
Daniel Cosgrove ... Richard Bagg
Deon Richmond ... Mini Cochran
Alex Burns Alex Burns ... Gordon
Emily Rutherfurd ... Jeannie
Paul Gleason ... Professor McDoogle
Erik Estrada ... Erik Estrada
Curtis Armstrong ... Campus Cop
Jason Winer ... Panos Patakos
Chris Owen ... Suicidal Freshman
Simon Helberg ... Vernon
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Storyline

In certain circles, Van Wilder is a living legend at Coolidge College, where he's been a student now for seven years, not yet having completed his degree requirements. Despite being bright, he never attends classes anymore, instead hosting parties, imparting his brand of wisdom to his adoring fans, hosting school organization fundraisers, and rallying the college spirit among the student body. Conversely, Van loves his Coolidge life. In his antics, he has a 2ic in Hutch, and always hires a personal assistant, this year's being a South Asian transfer student named Taj, who wants to learn from the best, namely Van. Van's college life is threatened when his wealthy neglectful father only now learns that Van is still in school, Wilder Sr. who has been paying his way all this time. As such, Wilder Sr. pulls the plug on that subsidy, meaning that Van has to figure out a way to pay for his Coolidge life. Because of his living legend status, Van becomes the subject of a series of articles by ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, gross humor, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Van Wilder See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,302,913, 7 April 2002

Gross USA:

$21,305,259

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,275,483
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the story elements in "Van Wilder" came from a Rolling Stone article called "The Undergraduate," about the college career of comedian Bert Kreischer which was optioned by director and producer Oliver Stone See more »

Goofs

Taj finds the right to appeal expulsion at the top of the page in the book but when he's reading it to Van, he's reading it from the middle of the page. See more »

Quotes

Richard: Gwen, what are you doing here?
Van Wilder: You two know each other?
Richard: That's my girlfriend, gluteus erecti.
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Crazy Credits

A couple of deleted scenes play on during the end credits including makeout scene outtakes and others. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions have been released on DVD in the USA: the theatrical R-rated cut and an extended unrated version. The unrated version features nearly four minutes of bonus footage not seen in the theatrical release. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Blind Spot
Written by Joe Montgomery, Zack Baldauf
Performed by Transmatic
Courtesy of Immortal Records, LLC
By Arrangement with Virgin Records America, Inc.
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User Reviews

You'll Never Eat A Pastrie Again!!!
21 August 2002 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

Van Wilder was a really funny and great installment in the National Lampoon series. Ryan Reynolds and Tara Reid were really good, and the movie had lots of sick gags and hilarious sequences. I'll give you one piece of advice after you see this movie: never eat a pastrie again!!!!!! When you see the movie, you'll see why. :) And also, never let your girlfriend make you a protien shake! You will also see why after watching this movie. All, in all, Van Wilder was a good and huomorously disgusting movie that you will love. I give it a 10 out of 10! :)


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