Stealing Harvard

Stealing Harvard

Bruce McCulloch (2002)

81min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Tom Green applies the kiss of death to yet another film. Here the hugely unfunny comic may only play support to Jason Lee's lead, but he's enough to sink a mediocre movie that might as well have been called Straight to Video. Lee plays a none-too-bright nice guy who's about to put a down payment on a dream house to share with his clingy girlfriend. But, then he's reminded of a long-forgotten vow to pay his trailer-trash niece's tuition fees if she gets into a good university - and she's just got a place at Harvard. Suddenly cash-strapped, Lee stupidly turns to best friend Green, who conceives several daft, illegal yet unamusing money-making schemes. Unfunny, overplayed and underplotted, Stealing Harvard was always going to end in tears. Well, it did for this weary critic, anyway.

Summary

A man finally saves the money he needs to buy a house and keep his girlfriend happy. However, he then receives news that his niece has been accepted into Harvard University and remembers that he promised to pay her first year's tuition fees. Unable to afford both, he turns to crime to raise the money. Comedy, starring Jason Lee, Tom Green and Dennis Farina.

Cast & Crew

John Plummer Jason Lee
Walter "Duff" Duffy Tom Green (1)
Elaine Warner Leslie Mann
Patty Plummer Megan Mullally
Mr Warner Dennis Farina
Noreen Tammy Blanchard
Mr Cook Richard Jenkins
David Loach Chris Penn
Detective Charles John C McGinley
Uncle Jack Seymour Cassel
Director Bruce McCulloch
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Edited for language and violence. Available on: DVDReleased on: 14 Mar 2003
Comedy Drama