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Stealing Harvard

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Movie propaganda

Their intentions were honourable. Their methods were criminal.

Duff (Tom Green) and John (Jason Lee) are best friends, but couldn't be more different. Duff is a confirmed under-achiever and a lifelong bad influence on John. John is a practical, hard working guy who only wants to marry his long-time girlfriend Elaine (Leslie Mann).

Elaine and John have vowed to marry once they save $30,000 for their dream house. After years of struggle, John and Elaine can finally afford to walk down the aisle and into their dream house until John's sister Patty (Megan Mullally) calls with the unbelievable news that his niece Noreen (Tammy Blanchard) has been accepted at Harvard University. Wedding bells are silenced as Patty reminds John of his promise to pay for his niece's university tuition, which costs $29 879 and is due in two weeks!

Unable to tell his girlfriend, John turns to his friend Duff to help him make an additional $30,000 in two weeks. Duff, who is no fan of Elaine's, convinces John to make a short-term commitment to petty crime. John's life quickly unravels as each of Duff's hare-brained schemes spin out of control.

Persons of interest

  • Jason Lee .... John Plummer
  • Tammy Blanchard .... Noreen
  • Tom Green .... Duff
  • Leslie Mann .... Elaine
  • Dennis Farina .... Mr Warner
  • Megan Mullally .... Patty
  • Richard Jenkins .... Cook
  • John C McGinley .... Detective Charles
  • Chris Penn .... David
  • Martin Starr .... The Kid
  • Bobby Harwell .... Uncle Dave
  • Peter Tolan .... Storyteller/Writer
  • Martin Hynes .... Storywriter
  • Bruce McCulloch .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.85:1/16:9 enhanced)
  • Special features:
    • Biographies: Talent profiles
    • Deleted scenes
    • Picture disc
    • Trailers: Theatrical, bonus
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, English captions, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Turkish

Security censorship classification

M (Sexual references, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

82 minutes (1:22 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 14 November 2002
DVD rental: 14 May 2003
VHS rental: 14 May 2003
DVD retail: 14 May 2003

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