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National Lampoon's Van Wilder Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The "National Lampoon" franchise is resurrected for another politically incorrect collegiate romp with this R-rated gross-out sex comedy. National Lampoon's Van Wilder revolves around the exploits of its title character (Ryan Reynolds), a seventh-year senior who's made it his goal in life to help each and every Coolidge College undergrad succeed in life -- or at least in bed. Van's charmed life seems to have an expiration date, however; his father (Tim Matheson) has cut off his presumably vast allowance. Financial insecurity doesn't phase the big man on campus, and he soon starts up a lucrative cottage industry as a planner of high-priced campus blowouts. When an enterprising reporter from the college paper gets wind of Van's liberal interpretation of the school's code of conduct, it seems his gig is up -- unless, of course, he can charm the hard-edged Gwen (Tara Reid) into accepting his uniquely skewed world view. In addition to Matheson, Van Wilder features cameos from a number of '80s teen movie stalwarts, including Edie McClurg, Paul Gleason, and Erik Estrada. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:March 29, 2002

Cast

Ryan Reynolds
as Van Wilder
Tara Reid
as Gwen Pearson
Tim Matheson
as Vance Wilder, Sr.
Kal Penn
as Taj Mahal Badalandabad
Daniel Cosgrove
as Richard Bagg
Deon Richmond
as Mini Cochran
Emily Rutherfurd
as Jeannie
Curtis Armstrong
as Campus Cop
Kim Smith
as Casey
Paul Gleason
as Professor McDoogle
Erik Estrada
as Himself
Edie McClurg
as Campus Tour Guide
Joyce Brothers
as Herself
Sophia Bush
as Sally
Michelle Thomas
as Sherri
Joyce Brothers
as Herself
Sophia Bush
as Sally
Paul Gleason
as Professor McDoogle
Edie McClurg
as Campus Tour Guide
Kim Smith
as Casey
Curtis Armstrong
as Campus Cop
Erik Estrada
as Himself

Crew

Walter Becker
Director
Jonathan Komack Martin
Producer
Peter Abrams
Producer
Robert L. Levy
Producer
Andrew Panay
Producer
David Wagner
Screenwriter
Brent Goldberg
Screenwriter
Dennis M. Hill
Editor
Rachel Kamerman
Production Designer
Ari Newman
Co-producer
Peter Nelson
Co-producer
Philip Von Alvensleben
Executive Producer
Lucas Foster
Executive Producer
Kirk D'Amico
Executive Producer
Alexis Scott
Costume Designer
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