Orange CountyJanuary 11, 2002
A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.
Release Year: 2002
Rating: 6.1/10 (28,562 voted)
Critic's Score: 48/100
Stars: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk
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.
(as Brett Harrison)
(as RJ Knoll)
It's not just a place. It's a state of mind.
Release Date: 11 January 2002
Filming Locations: California Institute of Technology – 1200 E. California Boulevard, Pasadena, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $15,053,226
(13 January 2002)
(24 March 2002)
Did You Know?
Jake Kasdan's father, Lawrence Kasdan, wrote the screenplay for
Raiders of the Lost Ark. Colin Hanks's brother Chet Hanks appeared in
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
When Shaun leaves the Frat party and starts to walk around the campus his hair is messed up. Then he meets Professor Skinner and his hair is neat and parted in the middle. After speaking with the professor about his writing he leaves and his hair is messed again.
[Stripped down to his underwear]
Shaun. It's so psychedelic. Buddy, I light one match, and the building blows up.
[Giggles deviously, while Shaun looks slightly horrified]
Well, I was just tryin' to help you, bro.
By lighting the building on fire?
Well, I was high…
You're *always* high! Y-you're a drugged out loser. You think you're gonna' create a T-shirt company? You can't even dress yourSELF!
I must say, I really enjoyed "Orange County." It's not a truly important
cinematic masterpiece, but what were you expecting–"Gone With the Wind"?
This movie is a lot of fun and I never get sick of it. Jack Black plays the
brother absolutely wonderfully. He cracked me up about 90 times throughout
Overall, a very enjoyable, fun movie. Watch it if you want to kill some