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Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009)

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Van Wilder starts his freshman year at Coolidge College and embarks on an adventure to land the campus hottie and liberate his school from sexual oppression and party dysfunction.

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Harvey Glazer (as Harv Glazer)

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Brent Goldberg (characters), David Wagner (characters) (as David T. Wagner) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Bennett ... Van Wilder
Kristin Cavallari ... Kaitlin Hayes
Kurt Fuller ... Dean Charles Reardon
Steve Talley ... Lt. Dirk Arnold
Nestor Aaron Absera Nestor Aaron Absera ... Farley
Nick Nicotera ... Corporal Benedict (as Nic Nac)
Jerry Shea ... Yu Dum Fok
Meredith Giangrande ... Eve
Irene Keng ... Dongmei
Linden Ashby ... Vance Wilder Sr.
Mike Pniewski ... General Thomas (as Mike Pinewski)
Brett Rice ... Sergeant Hayes
Mike Brune Mike Brune ... Irving Peppler
Leland L. Jones Leland L. Jones ... Reverend Dawkins (as Leland Jones)
Dennis Luciani ... Professor Downs
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Storyline

Van Wilder starts his freshman year at Coolidge College and embarks on an adventure to land the campus hottie and liberate his school from sexual oppression and party dysfunction.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The man. The myth. The beginning.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Van Wilder 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,543
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Color
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Trivia

Steve Talley and Nic Nac previously co-starred in American Pie Presents: Beta House (2006). See more »

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The uniforms worn by the ROTC cadets is the Army Combat Uniform or ACU, which was not introduced until 2005. Since the film is supposed to be set in 1995, the ROTC cadets should be wearing the Battle Dress Uniform or BDU. See more »

Crazy Credits

A very lovely movie that moved me when i was bored See more »

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Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Cheap laughs and a lousy storyline...
28 April 2017 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

It is kind of difficult to imagine why this movie came into being, and even more so to pretend that it is supposed to be a prequel to the original 2002 "Van Wilder" movie.

It is one of those types of movies where you just know that it is not going to be a grand experience, but you still sit down to watch it, hoping that there might be just a speck of entertainment to be had here.

"Van Wilder: Freshman Years" turned out to be a less than mediocre movie, and not an overly entertaining one either. And I will actually go as far as to say that you should definitely not view this as a prequel to the 2002 movie. Instead, view it as a stand-alone movie that has no ties to the 2002 movie.

This movie relies on cheap laughs, which are brought about mostly by humor well below the belt. But many times this humor just doesn't really come through properly. So it seems that it is the result of some half-hearted script writing.

The storyline in "Van Wilder: Freshman Years" is just not a very interesting or original one. It is all something that essentially has been seen before in similar late teen comedies. So don't count on originality being the key ingredient in this movie.

For a comedy of this type, then "Van Wilder: Freshman Years" was less than mediocre. And once you have seen it the first time, chances that you will return to watch it a second time are slim to none.


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