Orange CountyDirector: Jake Kasdan, Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Catherine O'Hara
Some cast and crew from NBC's highly acclaimed, little-seen series Freaks and Geeks reunite for this teen comedy that also marks the first starring role for Tom Hanks' son, Colin. The younger Hanks plays Shaun Brumder, a high schooler eager to propel himself out of the land of surf bums and ranch homes to which the film's title refers. He's had his sights set on Stanford ever since he read the works of professor Marcus Skinner (Kevin Kline), and his transcript is stellar enough to gain him admission. Shaun is understandably furious, then, when he receives a rejection letter in the mail; after some detective work on his part, he realizes that his flaky counselor (Lily Tomlin) mistakenly sent the university the wrong papers. It's up to him to get to Stanford within 24 hours to set the record straight -- literally -- and he enlists the help of his slacker brother Lance (Jack Black) to do so. Orange County co-stars Catharine O'Hara and John Lithgow as Shaun and Lance's slightly unhinged parents; the film was directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Mike White, both of whom contributed to several episodes of Freaks and Geeks.
ock soundtrack -- a prerequisite for an MTV Films release -- makes room for some unexpected pleasures, including several sun-kissed Brian Wilson tracks and even a running parody of Crazy Town's corny hit single, "Butterfly."
One of those movies like Ghost World and Legally Blonde where the description can't do justice to the experience.
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Cast & Crew
|Colin Hanks||Shaun Brumder|
|Catherine O'Hara||Cindy Beugler|
|John Lithgow||Bud Brumder|
|Harold Ramis||Don Durkett|
|Garry Marshall||Arthur Gantner|
|Dana Ivey||Vera Gantner|
|Chevy Chase||Principal Harbert|
|Lily Tomlin||Charlotte Cobb|
|George Murdock||Bob Beugler|
|Bret Harrison||Lonny Munsack|
|Mike White||Mr. Burke|
|Michael Andrews||Score Composer|
|Carey Dietrich||Asst. Director|
|Gary Frutkoff||Production Designer|
|Herbert W. Gains||Executive Producer|
|Debra McGuire||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Manish Raval||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Adam Schroeder||Executive Producer|
|Steven Schwartz||Set Decoration/Design|
|Keith A. Wester||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Tom Wolfe||Musical Direction/Supervision|
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Orange County is a good comedy with a surprising level of depth. Mostly it is funny but the underlying theme is worthwhile too and I hate the Chicago Sun-Times for comparing anything to Legally Blonde!
Although it looks to be a stupid comedy this movie is actually very inspiring. I didn't expect much, just a saturday night pointless movie, but i got much more. hope you do too
Dont you dare watch this movie, it stinks and is boring. Only no lifes should watch this piece of bad movie
This is the funniest movie in the world! Jack Black and Collin Hanks are hysterical!! Its a timeless classic!