Old School

Old School

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Director: Todd Phillips

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Three men relive their carefree college years by killing off as many brain cells as possible in this over-the-top comedy. Mitch (Luke Wilson) returns home from a less-than-pleasant business trip one evening to discover his wife, Heidi (Juliette Lewis), involved in a ménage à trois with two blindfolded strangers. Feeling less than welcome at home after this,…  See more details below


Three men relive their carefree college years by killing off as many brain cells as possible in this over-the-top comedy. Mitch (Luke Wilson) returns home from a less-than-pleasant business trip one evening to discover his wife, Heidi (Juliette Lewis), involved in a ménage à trois with two blindfolded strangers. Feeling less than welcome at home after this, Mitch rents a house near the campus of a nearby college; two of Mitch's old college buddies, Beanie (Vince Vaughn) and Frank (Will Ferrell), stop by to cheer him up. They soon become regular guests at Mitch's place, despite the fact that Frank only recently wed Marissa (Perrey Reeves), while Beanie and his wife, Lara (Leah Remini), are busy with two kids. Beanie decides to throw a housewarming party for Mitch, and since Beanie sells audio equipment for a living, he's able to trick out the big bash with a massive PA system and an appearance by Snoop Dogg. Mitch soon finds he's the not-entirely-willing proprietor of the school's leading party spot, which raises the ire of Pritchard (Jeremy Piven), a dean at the college who was the target of Mitch, Frank, and Beanie's abuse when they were all students. Pritchard arranges to have Mitch's neighborhood zoned into a student housing district, but Beanie and Frank respond by forming a fraternity and making Mitch's home their headquarters. Mitch, however, is not enthusiastic about the idea, especially as he's trying to impress Nicole (Ellen Pompeo), a beautiful divorcee who is less than enchanted with Frank and Beanie's "party hearty" lifestyle. Old School director Todd Phillips knows more than a bit about the seamy side of fraternity life as director of the infamous unreleased documentary Frat House.

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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
Under Reitman's deanship, Ferrell lets his freak flag fly and Vaughn unlooses a notably funny, light-on-his-feet lunkheadedness.
Washington Post - Desson Howe
In terms of sheer belly-laugh count, this one's in the same plentiful company as There's Something About Mary and Road Trip.

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Performance Credits
Luke Wilson Mitch
Will Ferrell Frank "The Tank"
Vince Vaughn Beanie
Jeremy Piven Gordon Pritchard
Ellen Pompeo Nicole
Juliette Lewis Heidi
Leah Remini Lara
Perrey Reeves Marissa
Craig Kilborn Mark
Elisha Cuthbert Darcie
Patrick Cranshaw Blue
Jerod Mixon Weensie
Seann William Scott Peppers
Harve Presnell Mr. Springbook
James Carville Himself
Snoop Dogg Himself
Warren G. Himself
Andy Dick Oral Sex Instructor
Artie Lange Booker
Matthew Carey Hatch
Sara Tanaka Megan Huang
Patrick J. Adams Patch
David Arana Dan Band
Darryl Armbruster Dan Band
Robert Baker Student #2
Sara Bryan Amanda
Sydney Bryan Amanda
Bryan Callen Waiter
Phe Caplan Julie
Rob Corddry Warren
Stuart Cornfeld Taxi Driver
Lisa Donatz Jeanie
Katherine Ellis Amy
Jimi Englund Dan Band
Nathalie Fay Mindy
Dan Finnerty Wedding Singer
Patrick Fischler Michael
Jose Gonzales Gonzo
Rick Gonzalez Spanish
Abdul Goznobi Abdul
Noel Guglielmi Student #1
Jesse Heiman Budnick
Simon Helberg Jerry
Chris Hendrie Priest
Nicholas Hosking Naked Man
David Hughes Dan Band
Kristina Hughes Naked Woman
Jake Jarvi Jarvi
Ashley Jones Caterer
Archbishop Don Magic Juan Himself
Kristen Kerr Lisa
Corinne Kingsbury Jenny
Bob Lazar Marissa's Dad
Jerry "Mr. Kane" Long Himself
Raymond Ma Mr. Ma
David Moreland Convention Speaker
Charles Noland Beav
Eddie Pepitone Archer
Todd Phillips Gang Bang Guy
Gene Reed Dan Band
Sarah Shahi Erica
Arthur Taxier Professor
Marc Thaldorf Dan Band
Matt Walsh Walsh
Greg Alan Williams Therapist
Rachel Winfree Archer's Wife
Sally Insul Actor

Technical Credits
Todd Phillips Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Scot Armstrong Original Story,Screenwriter
Mike Babcock Sound/Sound Designer
Max Biscoe Art Director
Court Crandall Original Story
Peter Davidson Set Decoration/Design
Paul Deason Co-producer
Nancy Fisher Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Goldberg Producer
Petur Hliddal Sound/Sound Designer
Clark Hunter Production Designer
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Michael Jablow Editor
Traci Kirshbaum Set Decoration/Design
Joe Medjuck Producer
Joseph Middleton Casting
Michael Neumann Asst. Director
Tom Pollock Executive Producer
Randall Poster Musical Direction/Supervision
Ivan Reitman Executive Producer
Theodore Shapiro Score Composer

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Old School 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
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One of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. Very funny. Will F. is the best!! You want a laugh, buy this movie!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The music in this movie was really good. I want to buy a soundtrack, don't think they're gonna make one. Morons......
Guest More than 1 year ago
the funniest movie you will ever see I have never laughed so hard in my life is must see for all you comedy tinklers
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was truly one of the best college comedies I have ever seen. Animal House was a classic, but give this movie a few years and it will surpass Amimal House! The entire cast is amazingly led by Will Ferrell-the modern day king of comedy. The movie really shows how no matter how old you are or where you are in life-theres always time to have a great time and party down!!! REALLY RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE with a sense of humor. NEEDS A SOUNDTRACK!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a rare day when a comedy emerges from Hollywood that can be placed among greats such as ''Dumb and Dumber'' and ''Caddyshack'', but ''Old School'' does just that. While it may not be on exactly the same level as these legendary titles, the innovativeness behind ''Old School'' will provide the film with incredible staying power. The film centers on the story of three thirty year old men who decide to start a fraternity at the local college when they realize they are slipping into the daily routines of middle aged males. Starring Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, and Luke Wilson, ''Old School's'' cast comes together to form the perfect comedic team. Will Ferrell represents the party crazed branch of the trio, and his every action is so funny, his entire performance is worth discussing or quoting. Vince Vaughn is a sharp tongued, witty electronics entrepreneur who is always behind the risky actions of the group. Finally, Luke Wilson is a sort of protagonist who contributes to the laughter when he is placed in hilarious situations by his two friends. Each actor brings something critical to the comedic genius of the film, and it would be hard to imagine anyone else playing their rolls. Overall, the film is one of the best comedies to emerge from the mediocrity of Hollywood in years. The plot is hilarious, and the film is worthy of quoting for weeks on end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Old School Rating:***** Frank(Will Ferrell), Mitch(Luke Wilson) and Beanie(Vince Vaughn) decide to start a fraternity when Mitch buys a house right next to a college campus. The fraternity provides an escape to the lives of men of and past college age who want to get away from their everyday lives and just have a good time. When Dean Pritchard (Jeremy Piven), the dean of the school, tries to shut the fraternity down, the fraternity brothers are forced to defend their right to have a fraternity. This leads to hilarious stunts and other tricks they pull to keep their status at a fraternity. Do NOT expect to get some important message or a moral out of Old School. Do expect to laugh. Old School is a movie that brings about childish slapstick humor, which is performed mostly by Will Ferrell. This is a comedy in its purest form. The film stays away from developing the characters too well, but this adds to the movie because its sole mission is to make you laugh. Although this movie has a love story involving Mitch and Nicole (Ellen Pompeo), it does not bother to go off on tangent of the movie's main goal. This is the type of movie that viewers will really hate or tremendously love. This is because its scattered, unorganized script must be able to be appreciated. For this reason, the movie appeals more to a younger and less mature audience. The younger audience can more easily brush off the lack of a central idea and just sit back and laugh. This movie is a delightful comedy that will keep you guessing, and while you are guessing, you will be laughing. I thoroughly recommend this movie to anyone who wants to get away, or to just laugh away for the entire length of the movie. Although I have heard many people go off on how they did not get anything out of the movie, I thought to myself that Old School embodies why many people see the movie, to get away. That is just what the movie does.
Guest More than 1 year ago
all i gotta say is i'm gonna start my own frat because of this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best what you can see, I saw it about 10x :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is so funny greatest movie of the year
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have not seen the comedy “Old School” then you are missing a great laugh. With Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, and Luke Wilson as the stars of the movie, you will not be disappointed with this two-hour long stretch of pure fun. This movie, while some parts are quite fictional, relates well to college students, especially those in a fraternity or sorority. Will Ferrell (Frank) and Vince Vaughn (Beanie) long to relive their college years at their friend’s expense. Luke Wilson (Mitch) buys a house on a college campus, because he wants to get away from his broken relationship with his wife. Mitch comes home at the beginning of the movie to find her sleeping with another man. Frank and Beanie create the brilliant idea that they will start a college fraternity on this campus, but they run into a terrible problem because the dean remembers how ruthless these men were to him in college, and he is trying to get rid the campus of them. As three older men, who once lived the college life, try to start a fraternity, they meet many challenges with the college’s administration. The challenges that these men endure are what make the movie so funny. In one scene of the movie, Frank loses his wife because of the time he spends at the fraternity house. "Old School" is a great movie based purely on the non-stop laughter you will have. Between the challenges of the commencement of the fraternity and the everyday lives of Frank, Mitch, and Beanie “Old School” gives every audience a sense of humor about their own lives. Not only is the movie hysterical in and of itself, it illustrates to everyone that life should not be taken so seriously. In the end, Mitch gets the girl that truly loves him, and Frank is finally happy once he becomes the president of the fraternity. Beanie goes back to his normal life of selling audio equipment, but he still lingers around the fraternity that he helped build. The final moral to the movie is how the founders of the fraternity take care of the students they pledged into the fraternity. Yes, the pledgeship that these students endure is quite comical, but when they are faced with being expelled from school, the three founders and all the students in the fraternity are what push them through the tough times. This is a movie that you must see if you enjoyed your college years and if you just need a good laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an evil man, shoot but I'll never go down so Shoot Me Again! HA, HA! Anyway, the movie Old School is funny and has a nice soundtrack! Like the Metallica song and Snoop Dogg's appearance, nudity will satisfy both guys and girls!
DontHollaMyName More than 1 year ago
This movie started as an underground comedy to me and my friends. It opened our eyes to the genius talent behind Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn and I haven't looked back since... Great one liners, great dialogue, and great physical comedy.. this movie has it all...

"I think I see Blue... He looks glorius!"
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