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Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 August 2006 (USA)
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A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

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Steve Pink

Writers:

Adam Cooper (screenplay), Bill Collage (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Long ... Bartleby Gaines
Jonah Hill ... Sherman Schrader
Adam Herschman ... Glen
Columbus Short ... Daryl 'Hands' Holloway
Maria Thayer ... Rory Thayer
Lewis Black ... Ben Lewis
Blake Lively ... Monica Moreland
Mark Derwin ... Jack Gaines
Ann Cusack ... Diane Gaines
Hannah Marks ... Lizzie Gaines
Robin Lord Taylor ... Abernathy Darwin Dunlap
Sam Horrigan ... Mike Welsh
Joe Hursley ... Maurice / The Ringers
Jeremy Howard ... Freaky Student
Anthony Heald ... Dean Richard Van Horne
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Storyline

After being rejected from every college he applied, Bartleby Gaines decided to create a fictitious university, South Harmon Institute of Technology, with his friends, to fool their parents. But when their deception works too well and every other college rejects starts to apply to his school, B. must find a way to give the education and future his students and friends deserves, including his own, while trying to win the heart of the girl next door. Written by Ron

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When every college turned them down. . . they made one up. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual material and drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Admitido See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,023,835, 20 August 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,323,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,505,009
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Since the school/college's name is "South Harmon Institute of Technology (S.H.I.T.), the "S-word" is the most frequently used word, being used 62 times throughout the entire movie. See more »

Goofs

When Monica is going to ask B to mow her lawn, her hair goes from in front of her shoulder to behind in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Bartleby Gaines: Does the run-of-the-mill college experience include stripping you of your dignity? Totally humiliating you, making you wear a... a... frigging hot dog suit?
Sherman Schrader: It's a tradition.
Bartleby Gaines: A tradition?
Sherman Schrader: Yes.
Bartleby Gaines: I've got a tradition for you. Schrader, you've been my best friend since we were 5 years old. That's the only tradition I know.
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Crazy Credits

The last line in the credits segment "The Filmmakers Wish To Thank" reads, "And all the Students at South Harmon Institute of Technology". See more »

Connections

References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Holiday
Written by Rivers Cuomo
Performed by Weezer
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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19 August 2006 | by ScufovoSee all my reviews

This is what movies should aspire to. Funny without being totally stupid, a little sexy without having every female in the cast show her boobs, biting without resorting to 'f-bombs' every line. I've been seeing Justin Long pop up in a lot of films over the past few years, I figured with the right role he could break out. (Mac commercials not withstanding.) This film just might put him on a fast track to the A list. The rest of the cast also did their jobs perfectly, this is an excellent little film with a nice message. (But you don't need to buy the message to have a good time.) Lewis Black is, as usual, hilarious, and Blake Lively is a fresh faced beauty.

Take a couple hours and see this film, they will not have been wasted.


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