6.2/10
45,575
224 user 114 critic

Orange County (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2002 (USA)
Trailer
2:25 | Trailer
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
Reviews
Popularity
4,639 ( 452)
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black
Shallow Hal (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A shallow man falls in love with a 300-pound woman because of her inner beauty.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his niece's first year at Harvard University.

Director: Bruce McCulloch
Stars: Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, David Krumholtz
Slackers (2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When geeky Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the examination system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl.

Director: Dewey Nicks
Stars: Devon Sawa, Robert B. Martin Jr., Jason Segel
Joe Dirt (2001)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After being abandoned by his parents at the Grand Canyon, Joe Dirt tells the story of his journey to find his parents.

Director: Dennie Gordon
Stars: David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack
Tommy Boy (1995)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After his auto-parts tycoon father dies, the overweight, underachieving son teams up with a snide accountant to try and save the family business.

Director: Peter Segal
Stars: Chris Farley, David Spade, Brian Dennehy
Envy (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz
Black Sheep (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job is to make sure the candidate's well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn't ruin the election.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson
The New Guy (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.

Director: Ed Decter
Stars: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett, Eliza Dushku
Adventure | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

To become the greatest band of all time, two slacker, wannabe-rockers set out on a quest to steal a legendary guitar pick that gives its holders incredible guitar skills, from a maximum security Rock and Roll museum.

Director: Liam Lynch
Stars: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

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:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Orange County See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence, wrote the screenplay for The Big Chill (1983), in which Kevin Kline starred and in which Jake Kasdan also had a small role in as a child. See more »

Goofs

When Don Durkett moves to get close to Shaun while Shaun is seated on the couch, Ashley is on Shaun's right. When the shot switches to show the shot over Shaun's shoulder, Ashley is on his left. The next shot, she's back on his right. See more »

Quotes

Firefighter: What's your name?
Lance: Uh, Joe... John... uh, Joe-John.
Firefighter: Your name's Joe-John?
Lance: John-ston, Johnston. Joe.
Firefighter: You wanna tell me what happened here?
Lance: Uh, there was a fire, I dunno, I came by and it's... checkin out the fire.
Firefighter: Well that lady uh, Mona? She said that you two were in the building together when the fire started.
Lance: Yeah, she's a liar, cuz I dunno her so whatever, whatever she says is a lie, so...
Firefighter: K, so you're saying you weren't in the building with that woman?
Lance: No, not I! Aright, she started it, ...
[...]
See more »

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 »

Connections

Featured in One Hit Wonderland: Butterfly by Crazy Town (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

...Baby One More Time
Written by Max Martin
Performed by Britney Spears
Courtesy of Jive Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

'Orange' is blue in comedy
6 January 2003 | by smla02See all my reviews

** 1/2

Starring: Colin Hanks, Schuyler Fisk, Jack Black, and Catherine O' Hara.

A smart teenager's transcript is switched with the wrong guy, and when it's sent to Stanford, guess who gets accepted. That's right, the guy who didn't even apply there. The over-achieving genius and his drug-addicted brother travel to Stanford to get things straight and get him into college.

Jack Black and Colin Hanks do the best they can to make this blue comedy funny. When I say it's blue in comedy, I mean it lacks it. The movie has a funny plot and funny cameos, but it isn't funny enough to give the film three stars.

It's close, but not quite.


4 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 224 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed