PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama
A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.
Before Lance (Jack Black) jumps into the pool to save Shaun (Colin Hanks), he takes off his socks. This was not in the script, but was an idea of Jack Black's Wardrobe Assistant. Black found the idea hilarious, and the gag remained in the film.
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When Shaun leaves the frat party and follows Professor Skinner, his sweater is wrinkled with dirt and grass on it from falling off the balcony. However, after Shaun catches up to the professor and speaks about his writing, his sweater is immaculately clean and unwrinkled. As Shaun next sits with the professor inside his residence, his sweater is rumpled again. After Shaun leaves the professor's house, his sweater once more is wrinkle-free and looks like new.
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.
$15,053,226 (USA) (13 January 2002)
$41,032,915 (USA) (24 March 2002)