PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance
Marlon has a crush on Jessica (running for high school senior class president). Jessica wants to attend Ramsey College. Marlon wants to go wherever Jessica is going. Problem: low SAT score.
Although the final music credit is listed as "Hail to the Matadors" by Richard Kaufman, what the Cal State University Northridge Matador Band plays onscreeen is actually titled "CSUN Fight Song" which is based on the original 1967 school song for the former San Fernando Valley State College. The up-tempo arrangement for marching band was done by CSUN alum, Steve Tyler.
There's always graduate school!
During the road trip to the Ramsey to drop off Jessica's application, Marlon states that the distance to the college is 450 miles. He then asks Jessica to do some math. All the math Jessica does incorrectly uses a distance of 350 miles. They would have never made it there on time with their planned speed of 60mph.
$651,850 21 May 1989